An open letter from K. P. Anderson
I received this today via e-mail, and figured I'd share it with everyone...
To the fans of Last Comic Standing-
In light of recent events, I want to take a moment to send a message to
our fans, friends and comics. This comes from me personally without
prior discussion with anyone else associated with our show.
Unfortunately, with regard to the cancellation of our reveal episode,
what's done is done and there is not much point in over-analyzing it.
I am very hopeful LCS will return next summer in our original format
with the nationwide talent search, the house, the immunity challenges
and the head-to-head challenges intact. There is no guarantee of that,
but hopefully our success over the first two seasons will outweigh the
relative struggles of this past fall.
In the meantime, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity extended
to me professionally by NBC, our entire production staff and our
Executive Producers, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Peter Engel, Barry
Katz and most of all, Jay Mohr. I have enjoyed a fifteen year career
in entertainment starting as a stand-up comic in Minneapolis and
without a doubt, every time I walk away from LCS for a hiatus or
otherwise it is the most difficult of all the shows on which I've
worked to leave.
To the comics who have participated on the show, I would also like to
express my personal gratitude and respect as well as my apologies for
the confusing manner in which the story of Season Three is concluding.
In the making of our show, we sometimes put them through no small
amount of hell and they keep showing up with strong material, great
performances and the personal work ethic and dedication to their craft
that makes one glad to play a part in the furthering of their careers.
When you see one of them will be appearing in your town, please take
the time to go out and support them. You won't be disappointed.
And finally to the fans, I know I speak for everyone when I say thank
you for your support of the show. On all the websites and in your
e-mails, we have loved your comments, your criticism and your undying
interest. Even when you blast us, it gives us all great pleasure to
know there are people who care so much about the product we put forth.
Comedy is subjective and as we have read, our tastes don't always mesh
with yours. It has been our sincere attempt to give you something to
watch that is worth watching, worth talking about, worth arguing about
and more than anything worth laughing at. You're response tells us
that we've succeeded more than we've failed and with a little luck,
hopefully we'll be back at it soon.
Writer/ Supervising Producer
Last Comic Standing