A winner in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality competition has yet to be decided, but the fate of the top five contestants on the...

A winner in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality competition has yet to be decided, but the fate of the top five contestants on the summer television series is already sealed.

The five finalists — comedians Felipe Esparza, Mike Destefano, Myq Kaplan, Roy Wood Jr. and Tommy Johnagin — will tour the nation on a lengthy tour beginning this fall. Fifty-six dates have been confirmed from September 8 at Laxson Auditorium in Chico, CA, through February 20 at Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL.

Other dates on the comedy tour’s calendar, as compiled by Pollstar, include September 11 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA; October 1 at Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA; October 14 at Nokia Theatre in New York, NY; November 20 at the Music Theatre in Omaha, NE; and December 31 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Booked into the New Year, stops are also set for January 6 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, UT, and January 15 at the Community Theatre in Morristown, NJ, among other dates.

The winner of “Last Comic Standing” will be announced during the show’s next live broadcast on August 9 and will receive $250,000 and a talent contract with NBC in addition to a feature spot on the upcoming tour. Select dates of the tour were announced and began public onsales in spring, several weeks before the first episodes of Season Seven began airing on NBC.

But a couple markets on the itinerary do have onsales coming up in early August, according to the tour’s sparse event listings on Ticketmaster.com. A November 19 show in Prior Lake, MN, goes on sale August 14, and the January 8 stop in Denver, CO, has onsales starting August 6. Ticket prices in most markets begin around $29.

This summer signals “Last Comic Standing’s” return to the NBC reality TV lineup. The competition was absent from the network’s 2009 programming schedule, its second cancellation since debuting in 2003.

NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

September 8 Chico, CA Laxson Auditorium
September 9 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre
September 10 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
September 11 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
September 12 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
September 16 Flagstaff, AZ Prochnow Auditorium
September 17 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre
September 18 Tucson, AZ Desert Diamond Casino
September 19 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
September 23 Easton, PA State Theatre Center for the Arts
September 24 Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
September 25 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
September 26 Lakeville, PA Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts
October 1 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
October 2 Westbury, NY NYCBTheatre at Westbury
October 3 Waterbury, CT Palace Theater
October 4 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
October 7 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
October 8 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
October 9 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
October 14 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
October 15 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
October 16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
October 17 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
October 21 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
October 22 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
October 23 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
October 24 Spokane, WA Bing Crosby Theater
October 28 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
October 29 Raleigh, NC Meymandi Concert Hall
October 30 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theatre
November 4 Flint, MI The Whiting
November 5 Clinton Township, MI Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
November 6 Jackson, MI Potter Center
November 7 Traverse City, MI Traverse City Opera House
November 12 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
November 13 Effingham, IL Effingham Performance Center
November 18 Saint Joseph, MO Missouri Theater
November 19 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
November 20 Omaha, NE Omaha Music Theatre
December 26 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
December 27 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center
December 29 ¬Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
December 31 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
January 6 Ogden, UT Peery’s Egyptian Theater
January 7 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
January 8 Denver, CO Gates Concert Hall
January 9 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
January 13 Providence, RI Veterans Memorial Auditorium
January 14 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
January 15 Morristown, NJ Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
January 16 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
January 21 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theatre
January 22 Kalamazoo, MI W. Michigan University
February 19 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
February 20 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre