Last Comic Standing eliminated Joe Machi, determining the eighth season's Top 3 finalists during Thursday night's broadcast on NBC.

Joe Machi from State College, PA, who currently resides in New York, NY, was eliminated after he took the stage -- along with three other comics -- to deliver a stand-up comedy routine for Last Comic Standing judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters.

The judges chose to oust Joe in favor of the following comics: Lachlan Patterson from Vancouver, B.C., who currently resides in Venice Beach, CA; Nikki Carr from Bronx, NY; and Rod Man from Villa Rica, GA, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Next week's special two-hour episode will feature the Top 3 comics competing in the show's eighth-season finale.

The winning comic will receive $250,000, an NBC development deal for his or her own show and the title of "Last Comic Standing."

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