And every comic who thinks about trying out for LCS should read this thread...
People like who they like--and that's the problem with the "America Decides" section of Last Comic Standing.
Reading through this thread, I was amazed to see how many people are going to vote (multiple times, no less) for comics...based on their personas and personalities rather than on their performances.
I'm not saying you don't have the right to vote for whoever you like...I'm saying that's what gives us Dat Phan--the plucky, likeable underdog who was picked on by the other housemates--as the Last Comic Standing, instead of Cory Kahaney who actually had the best set the night of the first season finals.
As an example... Jay London did not have a very good set last night and while every comic reused some material that we've seen them use before, Jay reused the most. If you vote (multiple times, no less) for Jay "because he's so sweet", you're voting merely on how you perceive him to be as a person...as influenced by the editors of the show.
As another example... Liking Todd for sets he's done that were not on the show...or disliking him for being obnoxious in the house...and voting based on either of those opinions is somewhat counterproductive to idea of the competition...
Honestly, I didn't see anyone in this group that I thought deserved to move on to the finals. (I confess that I wanted Todd to knock it out of the park but he popped it up. :) ) I didn't think any of them bombed but I didn't think that any of them really showed that they were unduly eliminated during the competition.
And, since there's no more "house" antics--just stand-up sets until this thing ends--there's really no point in voting for someone just because they're "nice," anymore...
the bitter curmudgeon ruining everyone else's good time