And the awards are in! An array of comedians took center stage at last nights second annual Comedy Awards. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names were recognized while others fell short. Here’s a little bit of what went down.
Actor and comedian Chris Rock opened the show with his usual dose of profanity, while he introduced the Comedy Special of the Year Award. Not surprisingly, Louis C.K. snatched the award but not before telling Rock, “Thanks, black guy.” He also won the awards for Stand-Up Tour and Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series for his show, Louie.
Robin Williams took the night with the Stand-Up Icon Award and said he’s a fan of Louis C.K.’s Louie. “It’s so honest about being a stand-up,” he said on the red carpet. “It’s so funny, and it’s brilliant,” says Williams.
Another big winner for the evening was none other than Bridesmaids. The movie took in four awards for Best Performance by an Actress (Melissa McCarthy), Comedy Director (Paul Feig), Comedy Screenplay (Wiig and Annie Mumolo) and Comedy Film. According to E! News this produced, “the show’s most sidesplitting watercooler moment, when, while accepting their screenplay award, Wiig and Mumolo pretended to wrestle over the trophy and literally ended up rolling over each other on the stage floor.”
Last but not least, Don Rickles was honored with the Johnny Carson Award and in a joking manner he said, “I see many people in the audience tonight, and I realize: I’m the biggest name here!”
If you want to catch all the action don’t forget to tune in next Sunday, May 6 on Comedy Central.
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