The second annual Comedy Awards are taping tonight at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and HuffPost Comedy will be there covering the red carpet, watching the show and interviewing comedians backstage. All for you!
With some of comedy's biggest names nominated for awards at the Viacom-produced event, you can expect to see some genuinely funny speeches and bits when the show airs next Sunday. All of the presenters, including Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott and Jon Stewart, wrote their own material for the show with the help of popular TV comedy writers. Although it won't have the extreme unpredictability of a live broadcast, last year there were more than a few unexpected moments.
Aside from the yet-to-be decided award categories, Don Rickles will receive an award for comedic excellence that David Letterman won in a surprise appearance last year. Similarly, Robin Williams will be given the "Stand-Up Icon” award that was presented to Eddie Murphy at the first ceremony.
We'll be updating here as well as tweeting photos and quotes from the via @HuffPostComedy all night (we'll try to avoid any spoilers) so follow along!
The Comedy Awards will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6 at 9:00/8:00 Central.
05/03/2012 6:03 PM EDT
From the Red Carpet!
We talked to the cast of The Daily Show, Robin Williams, Reggie Watts and more.
05/02/2012 5:51 PM EDT
"Bridesmaids" Writers Wrestle Over Award
Things got a little out of hand when Kristen Wiig And Annie Mumolo accepted their Best Screenplay award. Watch above.
05/02/2012 4:51 PM EDT
Obama & Luther Ask The Comedy Awards For Donations
"Key & Peele" brought their signature bit to The Comedy Awards. Here's a preview clip of what they did.
04/29/2012 1:42 PM EDT
More Photos From Last Night
The "Bridesmaids" cast wins an award presented by Jim Carrey:
"The Best F#@king News Team" (AKA "The Daily Show" staff) minus Jon Stewart:
04/29/2012 1:08 PM EDT
Read Our Tweets!
Last night was certainly eventful and we tweeted up a storm. Check out the funniest quotes and moments from The Comedy Awards (proof below) on our Twitter page. Mild spoilers ahead, so if you've got an office pool or something, beware. The show airs Sunday, May 6 at 9:00/8:00 Central on Comedy Central.
"Big announcement: I'm quitting show business. To join the Secret Service." -Tracy Morgan #comedyawards— HuffPostComedy (@HuffPostComedy) April 28, 2012
Three generations of Weekend Update hosts appearing together behind the desk: Chevy Chase, Norm MacDonald and Colin Quinn #ComedyAwards— HuffPostComedy (@HuffPostComedy) April 29, 2012
So far big trends this year: Louis C.K. winning, shitting on Tosh.0 and commenting on how white the #ComedyAwards are— HuffPostComedy (@HuffPostComedy) April 28, 2012
04/28/2012 8:23 PM EDT
Questlove Talks Obama At 'Late Night'
We talked to Questlove, bandleader of legendary outfit and "Late Night" house band The Roots, about the time Obama played with Jimmy and the Roots when he Slow Jammed the News this week. Check it out!
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