New York City
The Emmy-nominated series Last Comic Standing broadened its scope this year by searching internationally for the world’s funniest comedians. The show produced many talented and hilarious comics, but only the five best are going on tour. The show’s winner, Jon Reep, along with finalist Lavell Crawford, Gerry Dee, Amy Schumer, and Ralph Harris perform on the same stage. Jon Reep received $250,000 as well as an exclusive talent contract with NBC, and his own half-hour comedy special on Bravo for winning the series.