After two years off the air, "Last Comic Standing" returns tonight to NBC, slightly revamped and with a new host, Craig Robinson of TV's "The Office". From the looks of previews, the focus this season will be less on goofy reality show-style "challenges" or forcing comedians into living in a house or on a boat together, and more on a straight ahead stand up comedy competition.
You can't go wrong with the new judges either: comedians Greg Giraldo, Andy Kindler, and Natasha Leggero, all veterans of the business (and two of them "AST-approved"!) Tonight's two-hour premiere will showcase the Los Angeles auditions, with the winner eventually receiving an exclusive talent deal with NBC and $250,000. Tune in tonight and "be about it", to quote Robinson's made-up catchphrase for the show.