Category: NBC

Last Comic Standing – Casting Guide

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Contestants: 100 per season
Top Prize: $250,000 + NBC Development Deal
Selectivity: 3 Stars


Last Comic Standing – Show Overview

This show premiered in 2000 and has gone through several format changes. Season 8 featured JB Smoove and was produced by Wanda Sykes. The show featured a lot more comic themed weekly challenges with next to no time spent on the contestants living situation. This is a radical departure from earlier seasons in which we’d see the contestants around their home dissing other contestants. Additionally, this season really added a lot of guest stars such as Jay Leno to help build ratings and give visibility to the people on the show.

For aspiring or experienced comics, this is about the best possible show to appear. Even if you only make the initial audition in front of the judges you can book yourself as appearing on Last Comic Standing, and the further you make it the more demand there will be. Contestants like Nikki Carr or Joe Machi could likely fill a comedy club in the country. While Rodman was the sole winner, the reality is that all the finalists will see a huge spike in their careers. Additionally, the top 5 also go on tour across the US which will give them an opportunity to build more connections.

Last Comic Standing Casting Tips

This show does not feature an open casting call or audition like most other reality talent shows . The show accepts applications through their gmail account, and then cuts the applicants down to 100 people. From there, the 100 people who are on the show will perform multiple rounds of standup comedy until the field has been whittled down to 10 or 12 which are moved to LA for the weekly challenges. We have included two example audition videos. The video below is a set done by Tammy Pescatelli. She was a finalist on two seasons of the show. This is a great illustration of being likable by a broad audience. She covers some topics that are a bit edgy without going too far so that her sets can easily be aired on NBC .


Applicant Restrictions:

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident
 

 

Online Applications

The production staff is actively recruiting for next season. As they do not have an online form, the only method of submitting your application is to email lastcomicstanding9@gmail.com. In the email, you should include:
  • Your Name
  • Contact Information (Phone/Email)
  • Brief Bio (Less than 400 words)
  • Link to a Video of a set


The show’s producers get bombarded with emails so they don’t necessarily respond to everyone. This is unfortunately a fire and forget sort of model. You can check back here to see when casting closes additionally, we will be updating our twitter account with updates on the show if you would like to follow us.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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American Ninja Warrior – Casting Guide

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  • Contestants: 600 per Season
  • Top Prize: $500,000
  • Selectivity: 4 Star
American Ninja warrior wrapped up season six in September 2014, and it have produced huge stars like Brian Arnold, Kacy Catanzaro, and Joe Moravsky. The show appears on NBC and is one of the most demanding fitness based shows . Each season begins with 100 people trying to make it through one of five regional courses. The 15 people who complete the all the obstacles the fastest will be invited to the national finals which take place in Las Vegas.

The national finals are called “Mount Midoriyama” and have the top 15 from each region with an additional 15 wildcard contestants who are moved through by the producers. The wildards are usually people who have compelling stories that the audience would be interested in seeing take on the finals. The final obstacle course is divided into four stages which all must be completed in order to win the show and grand prize. The first stage is considerably harder than any of the regional courses and filters out around 75% of the contestants.

The second stage is a beast of an upper body workout as it has many hanging style obstacles back to back without any opportunity for rest. This stage usually whittles the contestants down to five or less. In 2014, only two contestants were able to complete this stage and move on to the third stage. The third stage has never been finished by an individual competitor in America. It has been finished multiple times in the world finals, and these successful runs will help future contestants. The fourth stage is a 77 foot rope climb that.

American Ninja Warrior Casting Tips

When creating a casting video, it’s important to illustrate that you have the physical prowess to tackle the course as well as a personality that can make good television. One of the CastingMaster’s favorite audition submissions was Chris Romrell’s submission below. He was able to demonstrate a lot of personality and make the video funny to watch. Additionally, his montage really removed all doubt in his ability on the course, and best of all he began with a major accomplishment which for him was doing well on a previous season of the show. If you haven’t been on the show before, that’s ok most applicants haven’t, but try to find something that you can use as your “Claim to fame” whether that’s as big as being in the Olympics or as small as being a high school athlete. Our second video is one that spends a lot of time demonstrating a lot of physical ability. We included this one as it has more examples of the types of stunts you want to include in your video.


Applicant Restrictions:

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident
 

American Ninja Warrior Regional Tryouts

The list of cities and dates have not been set for the 2015 season of American Ninja Warrior. We will keep this page updated and sent out an announcement via twitter once the show’s production team makes the announcement.

 

Online Applications

A couple of months prior the the competition starting, the show’s casting team will create a site with a signup form. This is usually a quick eight question form that asks for a link to a video upload.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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Hollywood Game Night – Casting Guide

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Contestants: 2 per episode
Top Prize: $25,000
Selectivity: 3 Star


Hollywood Game night is a single episode competition in which contestants partner with celebrities to play a variety of games. Each episode consists of five distinct games, and the winner of the evening has the opportunity to take home up to $25,000. The show is hosted by Jane Lynch who keeps the show a light casual atmosphere.

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Must be 21+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident

The casting for this show is currently closed. Our team receives update from the production team, and we will update this page when the site begins accepting more applications. If you’d like to follow us on either Facebook or Twitter, we will also update both forums when the show begins casting.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers. Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

Biggest Loser – Casting Guide

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  • Contestants: 18 per Season
  • Top Prize: $250,000
  • Selectivity: 5 Star
Biggest Loser is the original fitness reality show. This is a season long elimination competition in which contestants work to lose weight. The trainers are Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom,, Dolvett Quince, and Bob Harper, and they help each person lose their excess pounds. They recommend that anyone applying be 100+ pounds overweight. The winner of each year receives a prize of $250,000, and there is a second prize of $100,00 for the “At Home Winner”.

This show has a major fan following and being a contestant on the show will set someone up as a celebrity in their area. Appearing on NBC in prime time will give you mean that millions of people will hear your story. This can create a huge amount of stress to be healthy after appearing on the show. Literally everywhere you go, you’ll be seeing people who watched you go through the life changing experience of shedding the weight. If you are truly ready for a change then this may be the show for you. This is incredible hard work that requires working out many hours per day.

Biggest Loser Casting Tips

Biggest Loser has one of the best casting departments for any reality show. They literally have the ability to change the lives for every person who appear on the show. Their casting department maintains an active social media presence that we’ll link to below, and they have also generously created some audition videos to help you with the process.


Biggest Loser Applicant Restrictions:

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident
  • Must be 100+ Pounds Overweight
 

Biggest Loser Open Auditions

The table below shows the dates and locations for the in person casting calls for season 16. At CastingMaster.com, we check the updates from the major casting firms each day so that we’re always able to help you find the casting calls in your area.
DateCityAudition VenueCasting Call Times
April 5, 2014Los Angeles, CACitadel Outlets 100 Citadel Drive Los Angeles, 9004010:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Boston, MAPlanet Fitness Northgate Shopping Center 270 Charger Street Revere, MA 0215110:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Birmingham, ALAlabama Sports Hall of Fame 2150 Richard Arrington, JR Blvd North Birmingham, AL 3520310:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Charlotte, NCWCNC-TV 1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive Charlotte, C 2821710:00am to 6:00pm
April 19, 2014Charlotte, NCThe Biggest Loser Resort 1475 Nordic Road Itasca, IL 6014310:00am to 6:00pm
April 19, 2014Oklahoma City, OKPlanet Fitness 9118 S. Western Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73139 April 19, 2014
April 19, 2014Salt Lake City, UKSL 5 TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84180April 19, 2014


 

Biggest Loser Online Applications

While all the casting calls for season 16 have complete, it is still possible to apply for a future season at the following website.  This link will take you to their official site and one page application form.  This has 20 questions and will take about 30 minutes to complete.  I recommend thinking through your questions and writing out some of the responses ahead of time to ensure you are comfortable with them.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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