‘Last Comic’ laffs at ABC

Web inks talent holding/development deal with Heffron

John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone.

Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project.

If Heffron ends up in a project specifically developed for him, manager Peter Rosegarten will serve as a producer.

As part of his reward for winning the second installment of the Peacock’s 2004 hit “Comic,” Heffron landed a development deal with NBC and its sister studio. Net ultimately didn’t move forward with a project, leaving Heffron free to pursue other possibilities.

It didn’t help matters that NBC decided to rush a third installment of “Comic” just weeks after Heffron won the title. Heffron didn’t win the next competition, making his reign as the “Last Comic Standing” impossibly brief.

Heffron has been touring virtually nonstop for the past 65 weeks.

More TV

  • 'SNL' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah

    'Saturday Night Live' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah Palin Role (Watch)

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the Royal

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the Royal Wedding Reception (Watch)

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • 'Saturday Night Live': Alec Baldwin Returns

    'Saturday Night Live': Alec Baldwin Returns For Season Finale 'Sopranos' Parody (Watch)

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleThe wedding

    TV Review: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Bring Their Own Style to Royal Wedding

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleThe wedding

    Prince Harry Marries U.S. Actress Meghan Markle

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content