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The Comedy Awards

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The Comedy Awards was an annual award ceremony run by the American television network Comedy Central, honoring the best of comedy. 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.


The award categories consist of:


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

  • 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

  • Breakthrough Performer
  • Best Viral Original
  • Special Awards

  • Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence
  • Comedy Icon Award
  • 2011 Comedy Awards

    Nominations were announced on February 15, 2011. 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.

    Comedy Icon Award

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

    Johnny Carson Comedy Award

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

    2012 Comedy Awards

    The nominees were announced on March 6, 2012.

    Johnny Carson Comedy Award

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

    Comedy Icon Award

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

    Club Comic

  • Ted Alexandro
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Pete Holmes
  • Anthony Jeselnik
  • Moshe Kasher
  • John Mulaney
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Chelsea Peretti
  • Amy Schumer
  • Rory Scovel
  • Stand-Up Tour

  • Dave Attell
  • Lewis Black
  • Louis C.K.
  • Kevin Hart
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Viewer's Choice

  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Josh Gad
  • Donald Glover
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Best Viral Original

  • "Songify This - Winning - A Song by Charlie Sheen"
  • References

    The Comedy Awards Wikipedia