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D.C. sports make NBC standup routine

This is a new era in Washington sports, a new era of joy and harmony and playfulness and world dominance and/or domination.

But the old era is recent enough in memory to have been featured on the opening monologue of this week's episode of Last Comic Standing, the NBC reality show for struggling comics attempting to make it big. The contestant was Alycia Cooper from Temple Hills, who's been doing comedy for 10 years.

First, she was shown making a joke about wedding invitations. Then, she said this.

"I live in D.C., and for a sports fan, it's the worst place to live, because all of our teams suck. The basketball team sucks, the baseball team sucks, the football team sucks. I had two Washington Redskins tickets on my dashboard. Somebody busted my window and put two Wizards tickets beside 'em."

"What?" asked judge Natasha Leggero, who ended up voting no on Alycia.

"Two Wizards tickets beside them," explained Andy Kindler, another judge, who voted yes.

"The Washington Wizards," repeated the third judge, Greg Giraldo, who also voted yes.

Maybe you have to live here.

(Thanks to Reader Jared A. for the tip.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 15, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
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Nice shout out, though apparently she's never heard of the Capitals. Also, "Last Comic Standing" is just an awful, awful show. It's borderline unwatchable.

Posted by: MarylanDChris | June 15, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Guess she doesn't know Washington has a hockey team that had the best record in the NHL this past season?

Her followup could have then been, they were so good that when it came to the playoffs they lost to the worst team in the playoffs in the first round.

Posted by: dmacman88 | June 15, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

haha! Well played!

Posted by: MarylanDChris | June 15, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

1. The Caps are pretty good. If you want to talk about a bad sports town, try Buffalo. Or Cleveland.
2. That show must be awful. My Dad used to tell me that joke 25 years ago, and he's never been funny.

Posted by: HunterFan1 | June 15, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone care to say when in the show the routine is?

Posted by: StabbeDabbe | June 15, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Ooooooold joke, my dad and HunterFan1's dad must be cast from the same mold. I always heard it about the Cleveland Browns.

Posted by: RyanKelly | June 16, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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