NBC to seek funniest comic

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NBC begins its multicity search to find the funniest person in America Dec. 15, starting in Chicago and ending up in Los Angeles Jan. 23.

Winners of the search -- which will also extend to St. Louis, Atlanta, Houston,
San Francisco and New York -- will appear on the network's new reality show,
The Last Comic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America,
hosted by Jay Mohr.

Mohr also helped to create the show, and he will executive-produce with Peter Engel
and Barry Katz.

Rob Fox will co-executive-produce and Brittany Levin, director of creative
affairs for Peter Engel Productions, came up wth the idea.

NBC has made an eight-episode commitment to Last Comic Standing, which will
air in the spring or summer of 2003.