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LOS ANGELES – Will a Canadian be the Last Comic Standing?

The odds are good heading into the Aug. 14 season finale with Vancouver native Lachlan Patterson among the final contestants.

The talent search series has benefited this season from an all-star lineup of comedy judges: Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Brampton, Ont.-born Russell Peters.

This season started with 100 comedians in the running. Patterson is thrilled he made it this far and prefers being judged by professional peers as opposed to viewers at home.

“With an audience it becomes more of a popularity contest,” says Patterson.

At stake is a $250,000 top prize as well as an NBC comedy development deal.

Canadians have been among the top laugh getters in the past. Gerry Dee got a big boost from the series in 2007, finishing third ahead of Schumer, arguably the hottest standup in the business at the…

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