"LAST COMIC STANDING" VOTING RULES AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Viewers must note that all of the following rules and procedures are subject to change at the producer's sole discretion.
How can I place my vote for my favorite "Last Comic Standing" comic?
Voting is simple and easy. To vote, simply watch the five ousted comics of "Last Comic Standing" perform on the show on Tuesday, July 27, the final six comics on Tuesday, August 3, and the final three comics on Tuesday, August 10, all on NBC. Then you may vote for your favorite comic by telephone or on-line.
To vote by telephone: Each of the competing comics in each episode will be assigned his or her own toll-free number, which will be read and displayed on the show. Choose your favorite comic and be sure to write down his or her toll-free number. The telephone voting lines will be opened for a maximum of two hours after each episode, commencing at the end of the show in each time zone. There will be a maximum number of votes permitted for each time zone, so be sure to get your votes in early. Simply dial the toll-free number and place your vote for your favorite comic during the two-hour voting window after the show.
To vote on-line: You may also vote for your favorite comic on-line by going to www.votenbc.com
. When you go to that web address, you will be asked to register, and then you will be permitted to vote. The on-line vote will be open commencing at the end of the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) broadcast of the show and ending at 1:00 p.m. EDT the following day.
To vote by text-message: Each comic will be assigned a number during the show. To vote for a comic, text message his or her number to the short code 4LAST (45278). The text message vote will be open commencing at the end of the EDT broadcast of the show and ending at 4:00 a.m. EDT the following morning. Text message voting is possible with most major carriers, including AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile, Nextel, Verizon, Sprint, Dobson, Cricket, Alltel, and Cincinnati Bell (participating carriers subject to change without notice).
Can everyone vote?
Anyone calling within the Continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska can cast their vote by telephone for their favorite comic. However, voting is currently limited to three calls per originating telephone number, which simply means that when dialing from one telephone, there is a current limit of three calls allowed. The producer reserves the right to change the limit on the number of calls that may be made from each originating telephone number, in the producer's sole discretion. Any such change will be available at www.nbc.com
Anyone with a valid e-mail address may vote for his or her favorite comic on-line. However, voting is currently limited to three votes per e-mail address, which simply means that when voting on-line, there is a current limit of three votes per e-mail address allowed. The producer reserves the right to change the limit on the number of votes that may be made from each originating e-mail address, in the producer's sole discretion. Any such change will be available at www.nbc.com
Anyone calling on a cell phone within the Continental U.S., Hawaii and Alaska can cast their vote by text message. However, text message voting is currently limited to three text messages per originating cell phone number. The producer reserves the right to change the limit on the number of text messages that may be made from each originating cell phone number, in the producer's sole discretion. Any such change will be available at www.nbc.com
How much does it cost to vote for my favorite "Last Comic Standing" comic?
All calls made from a standard landline telephone to the final five comics' voting lines are toll-free. However, charges such as airtime and any applicable roaming and long distance fees may apply if you choose to use your cellular/wireless phone. Normal text messaging rates also apply to any votes cast by text messaging. We recommend that you contact your local cellular phone provider to find out all costs that you may incur.
There is no charge to vote for your favorite comic on-line; however, charges from your internet service provider may apply. We recommend that you contact your internet service provider to find out all costs that you may incur.
When can I vote for my favorite "Last Comic Standing" comic?
All voting telephone lines for "Last Comic Standing" will be open by the end of the show. Voting telephone lines will only stay open for two hours and are subject to time zone restrictions. Check your local listings and the information listed below for air dates and times. If you dial the toll-free number before the voting lines have been opened or after the voting lines have closed, you will hear a busy signal. You may also hear a busy signal if your local phone company is flooded with calls. Remember, hearing a busy signal will NOT count as a vote. If a text message is sent before voting begins, that vote will not be counted, and you may get a message restating what time voting starts.
You may vote for your favorite comic on-line, at www.votenbc.com
, beginning one minute before the end of the EDT broadcast of the show and ending at 1:00 p.m. EDT the following day.
You may vote for your favorite comic by text-message beginning at the end of the EDT broadcast of the show and ending at 4:00 a.m. the following morning.
Check your local listings and the information listed below for air dates and times.
Can I use my cell phone to vote for my favorite "Last Comic Standing' comic?
You may elect to use your cellular/wireless phone to vote for your favorite "Last Comic Standing" comic by calling or by text-messaging. However, the call may not be toll-free, and airtime and applicable roaming or long distance charges, and normal text messaging charges, may apply.
All telephone voting is also subject to applicable time zones. Therefore, should you choose to use a cellular phone or wireless phone to place your vote, and you are located in a different time zone from your cell phone number, the producer will accept or reject your vote based on the time zone applicable with respect to your cellular phone area code. For example, if you live in Nevada and have a Nevada cell phone area code, but place your vote from New York City during the New York City one-hour voting window, you will be voting outside of the Pacific time zone voting window, your vote will not be accepted, and you will hear a busy signal. In such event, it is recommended that you try calling again from a landline during the Eastern time zone one-hour voting window. Text-message voting does not depend on time zone, but is instead open from the end of the show EDT to 4:00 a.m. EDT the following morning.
What should I do if I can't get through to the lines or if all I get is a busy signal when I call?
At times, you may hear a busy signal even though the telephone network is designed to handle a very large volume of calls simultaneously. This may occur right after the show has aired, or if you are calling outside the two-hour voting window.
If you can't get through and you are certain that you are not calling outside your one-hour voting window, then we recommend that you remain patient and try your call again. The busy signal may simply mean that your local phone company has been flooded with calls. If the problems persist, we recommend that you contact your local phone company. Alternatively, you may vote on-line at www.votenbc.com
How do I know my vote has been placed when I vote by phone?
Remember, telephone voting is open for only two hours, and will be closed earlier if the maximum number of votes for the particular time zone has been reached. If you place your vote during the two-hour window in the appropriate time zone applicable to the phone number from which you are calling, you will hear a pre-recorded message from your chosen comic, thanking you for your vote and confirming the name of the comic for whom you have voted.
If you place a call or text message outside the voting window, you may not be able to get through or you may hear or receive a pre-recorded message to that effect, and your vote will NOT count. If you place a call, but we have reached our call-in maximum for your particular time zone, you will hear a pre-recorded message to that effect, and your call will NOT count as a vote. If you place more than three calls from one particular telephone number, you will hear a pre-recorded message stating that you have reached your call-in limit for that particular telephone number, and your call will NOT count as a vote. Finally, if you send more than three text messages from one particular cell phone number, you may receive a text message stating that you have reached your text message limit for that particular number, and your text message will NOT count as a vote. The producer reserves the right to change the limit on the number of calls that may be made from each originating telephone number in the producer's sole discretion. Viewers will be notified of any such change on this website and/or during the broadcast of the show.
Once the voting window has closed, no more telephone votes will be accepted and you may hear a fast busy signal. However, you may vote on-line at www.votenbc.com
until 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.
I heard the wrong contestant's name when I called. Why?
All of the comics' telephone numbers are tested to ensure that they are working and playing the correct recorded message. If you hear the wrong comic's information, then it is extremely likely that you accidentally dialed the wrong telephone number, so check the telephone number and dial again. Remember that voting is currently restricted to three calls per originating telephone number. If you have called more than three times from one telephone number, you will hear a pre-recorded message stating that you have reached your call-in limit for that particular telephone number, and any calls after three from that telephone number will NOT count as a vote.
How do I find out the results of my voting?
The results of the vote will be broadcast at 10/9pm the Thursday following the voting period. However, remember to check your local listings for precise air times and dates.
What is power dialing, and what is being done to protect against it?
Power dialing occurs when individuals unfairly influence the outcome of the voting system by generating significant blocks of votes using technical enhancements. The producer will have in place monitoring procedures designed to prevent this type of occurrence on "Last Comic Standing." If the producer and NBC believe that power-dialing votes were made, they reserve the right to remove these votes from the final tally.
Can I use a pay phone to place my vote for my favorite "Last Comic Standing" comic?
Voting from pay phones will not be allowed and will be blocked. To vote for your favorite comic, we recommend that you use a standard landline telephone or a cellular/wireless telephone. If you decide to use your cellular/wireless telephone, charges may apply.
On-line votes will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of the vote. NBC West, LLC and NBC Studios, Inc. ("Administrators") shall have the right to void any vote that appears, in Administrators' sole discretion, to be an automated or duplicate vote and/or any other "hack" violating the voting rules or otherwise interfering with the administration of the vote. Administrators reserve the right in their sole discretion to withdraw the transmission of, or otherwise disregard, any such vote and/or permanently disqualify from any promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these voting rules. Moreover, Administrators may, in their sole discretion, terminate the competition and voting at any point and declare a winner based on the votes up to that point, if it appears to Administrators in their sole discretion that the voting process has been so distorted by hacking or other interference that the results would not reflect actual valid votes should the competition and/or voting continue. Administrators and their respective officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries and affiliates assume no responsibility for: (1) any injury or damage to any person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this vote; or (2) telecommunications, network, electronic, technical or computer failures of any kind; or (3) inaccurate transcription of voting information; or (4) errors in any promotional or marketing materials; or (5) any human or electronic error in connection with the voting and/or tallying of the votes; or (6) votes that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed by computer or telephonic transmissions, lost, or late.
The prize awarded to the winner of "Last Comic Standing" on-air is subject to the terms, conditions, rules and qualifications of that program.