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October 21, 2010
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NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' finalists to entertain at Potter Center

Enjoy an evening of great stand-up comedy with the finalists from NBC’s popular laughfest “Last Comic Standing,” as the official NBC tour comes to Jackson Community College’s Potter Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

The seventh season of NBC's Emmy-nominated competition series "Last Comic Standing" – hosted by Craig Robinson (NBC's "The Office") - aired this summer on NBC. As with previous seasons, talent scouts in Los Angeles and New York watched performances from aspiring and professional comedians to find the contestants. Each week America voted for the funniest comics until there was one left. The live tour will feature the five finalists: winner Felipe Esparza along with Tommy Johnagin, Roy Wood, Jr., Myq Kaplan and Mike DeStefano.

Don’t miss these favorite comics in a one-night appearance in Jackson! Tickets are $32, $29 and $26 and may be purchased at may be purchased at the Potter Center Box Office, call 517.796.8600, or online at “Last Comic Standing is sponsored in part by Jackson Radio Works.

MIKE DESTEFANO Mike has been a stand-up comedian for 10 years. A former heroin addict, Mike has been clean for 11 years and performs regularly at prisons and rehab centers pro bono. Mike has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Comedy Central Presents: Live at Gotham," and had his own half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Mike DeStefano.”

FELIPE ESPARZA Felipe has been a stand-up comedian for 14 years. He's appeared on numerous television shows, including "Comics Unleashed," "Premium Blend," and "Comics Without Borders." He also completed production on his first major motion picture - based on his stand-up material - called "I'm Not Like That No More," in which he stars opposite Paul Rodriguez.

TOMMY JOHNAGIN Tommy grew up in Benton, Illinois and currently resides in St. Louis. He has been a stand-up comedian for almost 10 years. Recently, he appeared in his own half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Tommy Johnagin" in 2009. In addition, Tommy's credits include "Late Show with David Letterman" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."

MYQ KAPLAN Myq Kaplan is 31 years old, has been a comic for eight years, and currently lives in New York City. He recently appeared on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," and his half-hour Comedy Central special entitled "Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan" debuted in April. In 2009, he won New York's Funniest Standup Competition.

ROY WOOD, JR. Roy, 31, is an Alabama native whose been a comic for 12 years. In 2008, Roy was featured on the new season of HBO's "Russell Simmon's Def Comedy Jam," and E! Network's "Chelsea Lately." Prior to that, he appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen," and Comedy Central's "Premium Blend."