The Comedy Awards

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The Comedy Awards is an annual award ceremony run by the American television network Comedy Central, honoring the best of comedy.[1] The first ceremony took place on March 26, 2011 and aired on April 10 on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Spike TV, TV Land and VH1. It debuted on The Comedy Channel in Australia on May 22, 2011.

The Comedy Awards represent Comedy Central's second attempt at creating an annual awards show, after the Commie Awards, which ran once in 2003.

Contents

Categories

The award categories consist of:[2]

Film

Television

Viewers Choice

Special Awards

2011 Comedy Awards

Nominations were announced on February 15, 2011.[5] The awards aired on April 10 on Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned networks including Spike, CMT, VH1, LOGO and TV Land. The Comedy Award statuette was created by New York firm Society Awards.

Film

Comedy Icon Award

The inaugural Comedy Icon Award was presented to Eddie Murphy by Tracy Morgan.

Comedy FilmAnimated Comedy Film
Comedy ActorComedy Actress
Comedy DirectorComedy Screenplay

Television

Johnny Carson Comedy Award

The inaugural Johnny Carson Comedy Award was presented to David Letterman by Bill Murray.

Comedy SeriesAnimated Comedy Series
Comedy ActorComedy Actress
Late Night Comedy SeriesSketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series
Stand-up SpecialComedy Writing
Comedy Directing

2012 Comedy Awards

The nominees were announced on March 6, 2012.[6] The awards show aired May 6 on Comedy Central and other Viacom-owned networks including Spike, CMT, VH1, LOGO and TV Land.

Film

Comedy FilmAnimated Comedy Film
Comedy ActorComedy Actress
Comedy DirectorComedy Screenplay

Television

Johnny Carson Comedy Award

The Johnny Carson Comedy Award was presented to Don Rickles by Robert De Niro and Jon Stewart.

Comedy SeriesAnimated Comedy Series
Comedy ActorComedy Actress
Late Night Comedy SeriesSketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series
Comedy WritingComedy Directing
Comedy Special of the Year
  • Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater
  • Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup
  • Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour
  • Colin Quinn Long Story Short
  • Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts

Other awards

Comedy Icon Award

The Stand-Up Icon Award was presented to Robin Williams by Patton Oswalt.

Club Comic

Stand-Up Tour

Viewer's Choice

Best Viral Original

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