It seems the goal of reality show judge selection is to put contestants in a position to be dressed down by the very people who are their real-life personal idols. With that in mind, Last Comic Standing has done very well for itself. Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and massively successful Canadian stand-up Russell Peters will join new host J.B. Smoove when Last Comic returns to NBC on May 22. Being of a generation that grew up listening to Roseanne’s dry barbs, it sounds like a wonderful idea to bring them back to TV and hurl them into 100 comics’ hopeful faces.
Roseanne Barr speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images