Sean L. McCarthy

Sean L. McCarthy works the comedy beat for his own digital newspaper, The Comic's Comic. Before that, he worked as a newspaper reporter when that was still a valid career choice at places such as the New York Daily News, Boston Herald, Arizona Republic and smaller dailies and weeklies across America. Nikki Finke once TOLDJA he was "very reliable." He's currently based in NYC but will travel anywhere for the scoop. Ice cream or news.

The Penultimate Cut Is The Deepest

Which one of these four comedians won't make it to this season's finale? 2014.08.08S08.E13

Last Comic Standing Turns Its Final Five To Its Final Four

The gimmicky challenges end as the race to the finale begins for real. 2014.08.01S08.E12

Making Up The Rules As They Go

The competition holds its first 'sudden death' round; plus the comics get lessons in improv from...Howie Mandel? 2014.07.18S08.E10

As Not Seen On Ellen

How will our comedians fare in their talk-show debuts? 2014.07.11S08.E09

A Bit Out Of Character

Apparently, it takes more than a wig to turn a stand-up comedian into a sketch comedy actor. 2014.06.27S08.E06

Am I Right, Ladies? (Probably Not.)

Last Comic Standing's semifinalists are lacking in that XX factor. 2014.06.20S08.E05

Mind Your Mentors

Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer advise the Last Comic Standing semifinalists, but were they paying attention? 2014.06.13S08.E04

The Semi-Final Countdown

Sean pours one out for the other 72 comedians in the Top 100. 2014.06.06S08.E03

Truth In Stand-Up Comedy Advertising

Our judges on Last Comic Standing fact-checked the comedians, but who'll fact-check the fact-checkers? 2014.05.30S08.E02

It's The Invitationals, Not The Auditions: Please, No Wagering!

Reordering Last Comic Standing's Top 100 and second-guessing the celebrity judges. 2014.05.23S08.E01

Calling All SNL Alumni! On Their Cell Phones!

Where 'Not Ready For Primetime' means having unlimited night and weekend minutes. 2014.04.02

This Is Not The Machine You're Looking For

The fall finale opens up a new can of artificial-intelligence worms. 2013.12.19S03.E11

Brody Stevens: Enjoy Him? #YES

How to watch Comedy Central's "first dramatic comedy series" with only positive energy. 2013.12.06S01.E02

Josh Groban's Greatest Hits In TV Comedy

In or out of character, his comedic voice hits almost as many high notes as his baritone one. 2013.11.08S01.E07

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