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Friday, June 20, 2008

Janesville grads could be last comics standing

JANESVILLE — First we learned Janesville no longer will be an auto town, and hundreds of our friends will lose their jobs.

Then, before we were ready to move on, Lake Koshkonong ended up on Main Street.
Janesville could use a laugh.

Consider it done.

Two Janesville natives — one from Parker and one from Craig — have made it to the semi-finals on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

Parker's Andria Smith and Craig's Pete Lee will move on to Las Vegas next week to battle it out with comedians from around the world for the $250,000 prize and the bonus of getting face time on national television.
That's Craig High School and Parker High School, Janesville's two public high schools.

I have some history, here: Grandpa John is a Craig alumnus, and Grandpa Steve is a Parker alumnus. And, seeing as how I laugh my butt off about every time I see either one of them, I think Smith and Lee have a legitimate chance.