Last night, the show was back in the Big Apple for the second night of auditions at Gotham Comedy Club.
The comics that go through are the last of the 36 comedians to make it to the semi-finals this season.
Jerry Rocha, from Dallas, is the first comedian up.
He didn't bother to shave his five o'clock shadow for the audition because really, why bother? This is just going to be on national television. (I sound like my mother right now.) He's a storyteller comic and I didn't really see any punchlines but Rocha makes it through to the showcase.
Calise Hawkins from Illinois is a single mother, like Laurie Kilmartin from two weeks ago, only she and her daughter have matching adorable afros. It's very tender. She does voices well but her material isn't very thought-out. Judge Andy Kindler says her jokes about homeless people kind of disturb him and he's right but the other judges Greg Giraldo and Natasha Leggero send her through based on her commitment to the performance which is kind of B.S.
Mike Vecchione, from Ohio, lives in New York City and jokes about looking like a mean cop. He has the opposite problem from Hawkins where his material is great but his delivery isn't. He's my favorite so far this episode. Kindler says yes, Leggero admits to having seen him before at NYC's Comedy Cellar and finding him funny and Giraldo also says yes. Vecchione goes through.
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