Originally Posted by addikted
As someone so astutely pointed out in another post, we supposedly found America's "funniest" comic last year ( )!! It really is the "hype," i.e. YOU WILL DECIDE. WHO WILL BE THE FUNNIEST?, that is to blame for most of the resentment (as pointed out far more eloquently by others in this thread--unfortunately far too many to comment on at this point--but so many VERY interesting, astute remarks!!).
[/QUOTE]I like the format of the show. There's plenty other venues to see pure standup comedy, so I just enjoy this show for what it is.
Someone also very perceptively pointed out that the real winners of this show are the comics who (whether or not they even make the actual show at all and just get in on the auditions that are broadcast) get noticed and get people interested in seeing more of them!