Alot of talk around how "Ant" is EASILY the lamest comic to audition (behind buck star ? ......well its a TIE) but its definately clear HOW he made it, and no I dont mean doing "THAT" :
The Reporter also notes that at least two clear conflicts of interest appear exist in the casting process, as Barry Katz, a Last Comic Standing executive producer, is also the manager of two of the performers who made the Final 10 -- the one-name comic Ant and Gary Gulman. Katz also serves as manager for series host Jay Mohr.
And about the "talent scouts" :
"The casting decisions were made by NBC and NBC Studios in consultation with talent scouts and we appreciate their valuable input"
I.E. They are just there to attract people and have NOTHING to do with who is selected.
Some shows are so crooked that you can't help notice. This happens to be one of them.
- Boycott L.C.S.