The Comedy Awards

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This article is about the Comedy Central award. For other uses, see Comedy award.

The Comedy Awards was an annual award ceremony run by the American television network Comedy Central, honoring the best of comedy.[1] It was held twice, in 2011 and 2012. The 2011 ceremony took place on March 26 and aired on April 10 on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Nick at Nite, Spike, TV Land and VH1. It debuted on The Comedy Channel in Australia on May 22, 2011.

The Comedy Awards represented Comedy Central's second attempt at creating an annual awards show, after the Commie Awards, which ran once in 2003. Comedy Central had also hosted the American Comedy Awards in 2001, which was those awards' last successive year after having been founded in 1989. The American Comedy Awards started again 2014, now on NBC.

Categories[edit]

The award categories consist of:[2]

Film[edit]

  • Comedy Film
  • Animated Comedy Film
  • Comedy Actor - Film
  • Comedy Actress - Film
  • Comedy Screenplay
  • Comedy Director - Film

Television[edit]

  • Comedy Series
  • Comedy Actor - Television
  • Comedy Actress - Television
  • Late Night Comedy Series
  • Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series
  • Stand-Up Special
  • Animated Comedy Series
  • Comedy Writing - Television
  • Comedy Directing - Television

Viewers Choice[edit]

  • Breakthrough Performer
  • Best Viral Original

Special Awards[edit]

2011 Comedy Awards[edit]

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[edit]

Comedy Icon Award[edit]

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

Comedy Film Animated Comedy Film
Comedy Actor Comedy Actress
Comedy Director Comedy Screenplay

Television[edit]

Johnny Carson Comedy Award[edit]

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

Comedy Series Animated Comedy Series
Comedy Actor Comedy Actress
Late Night Comedy Series Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series
Stand-up Special Comedy Writing
Comedy Directing

2012 Comedy Awards[edit]

The nominees were announced on March 6, 2012.[6]

Film[edit]

Comedy Film Animated Comedy Film
Comedy Actor Comedy Actress
Comedy Director Comedy Screenplay

Television[edit]

Johnny Carson Comedy Award[edit]

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

Comedy Series Animated Comedy Series
Comedy Actor Comedy Actress
Late Night Comedy Series Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series
Comedy Writing Comedy 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[edit]

Comedy Icon Award[edit]

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

Club Comic[edit]

Stand-Up Tour[edit]

Viewer's Choice[edit]

Best Viral Original[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levin, Gary (March 27, 2011). "Comedy Central hands out laughs with its awards". USA Today. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Categories". The Comedy Awards. MTV Networks. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Carter, Bill (March 6, 2011). "MTV Creates Johnny Carson Comedy Award". The New York Times. pp. March 6, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tobey, Matt (March 21, 2011). "Eddie Murphy to Receive Inaugural Comedy Icon Award at The Comedy Awards". The Comedy Awards. Viacom International Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "30 ROCK," "TOY STORY 3," "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE," "RICKY GERVAIS: OUT OF ENGLAND 2,""MODERN FAMILY," "SOUTH PARK" AND "LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN" AMONG THE NOMINEES IN FIRST ANNUAL "THE COMEDY AWARDS"
  6. ^ The Comedy Awards 2012: Nominations in full

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