The finale for Last Comic Standing was an arduous two-hour spectacle, capping off a strangely blah season with an even less-compelling winner. Felipe Esparza is funny(ish), but I can't imagine voluntarily seeking out his work. Myq Kaplan? Sure. Roy Wood Jr.? Probably. Esparza? Eh, different strokes for different something something.
I'm a big nerd for stand-up comedy, and what I like about the idea of Last Comic Standing is that it's another vehicle for new voices to emerge, a good showcase for comics who might not fit the traditional Comedy Central/_television/genres/hbo Special model. Except that Felipe Esparza's gregarious dude humor totally does fit that model. Catch you on the flip side, Fortune Feimster.