One of the events that I decided to go to this year at Anime Expo was Last Comic Standing. The event is held every year and has grown, but is still not considered one of the main events for Anime Expo. For that reason, it was held at the same time as the Masquerade. I had to choose between the two, and I decided to go to Last Comic Standing. To be sure, I think I chose right.
Last Comic Standing is an event that allows Anime Expo attendees to display their comedic talents to the con with only one rule: all of their jokes must be based on anime, or video game references. This year, eight final contestants brought their own unique style to the event. Members of the comic team Dawkness, a reference from the Chapalle show, Gary the Marciano, and Musta D. Luffy were the hosts.
The hosts were pretty funny and made the event interesting. Hopefully they make Last Comic Standing a main event next year because there were hundreds of people in the panel room. I also hope that they'll also schedule it so it doesn't fall under the same time as another main event, like the Masquerade.
Editor's Note: The Masquerade at Anime Expo this year ended unexpected earlier, with all the skits finishing around 9:20PM, meaning most people were able to attend last Comic Standing if they wanted to. Also please note, this was an over 18 event only for obvious reasons...