Hi. Long time reader, first time poster. Blah Blah Blah.
Now i'm not sure if it's been really mentioned, but with the finals looming, i found myself asking-- is the ultimate prize really worth it.
Yes, i know they get a special on comedy central, which will air between Just one of the Guys and Hairspray, but i'm talking about the Talent Contract.
These are stand up comedians, what good is an NBC talent contract? Odds are NBC will just throw them in to that god-awful Whoopi or Good Morning Miami. Shouldn't the prize be stand-up related, like a headlining tour of Vegas or something? What good is it that you'll be in a hollywood studio for months on end shooting something you're not accustomed to (unless you're Dat Phan)
Which leads me to this point...doesn't it make a little sense to build up Dat...to make him more marketable, to try to get the Asian market? I mean, how many Asians are there on prime time TV? It makes some sense (in my mind) that they made Dat look like the sympathetic one.