Exclusive: Wanda Sykes mentors Nikki Carr on the next “Last Comic Standing”

It’s down to the final eight comics on Last Comic Standing, and all are competing for the coveted title and a $250,000 prize packageincluding cash, a talent deal and a development deal for a television show. As the players have progressed in the competition, they’ve been mentored by special guests through challenges designed to test them in different comedy disciplines, ranging from sketch to improv to stand-up. Highlighting the challenges will be this week’s visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Tomorrow night, Wanda Sykes mentors the final eight comics, teaching them how to shine in talk show interviews. In the exclusive clip below, out finalist Nikki Carr gets coached by Sykes:

Last Comic Standing airs Thursday, July 10 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.