John Heffron, who says he began doing stand-up in clubs as soon as he was old enough to be admitted, is NBC’s newest “Last Comic Standing.”
Heffron got the most votes nationwide to win Thursday night in the second-season finale of the talent contest hosted and produced by comedian Jay Mohr.
Heffron will receive an NBC talent contract, his own half-hour special on the cable network Comedy Central and is to appear Friday on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Heffron, a Detroit-area native, attended Eastern Michigan University, then made his way to California nearly two years ago, and “has found a home in Hollywood,” according to his Web site.
At the end of his final performance Thursday night, Heffron acknowledged his home state, shouting “Michigan, hello” to the live audience and cameras.