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The Comedy Awards 2012: Humor's Biggest Stars Attend Second Annual Event In NYC (LIVE BLOG)

04/28/2012 02:28 pm ET

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.

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!

04/28/2012 6:35 PM EDT

Ross interviews Questlove

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04/28/2012 6:18 PM EDT

Matthew Perry is disturbingly beautiful

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04/28/2012 6:17 PM EDT

Katla McGlynn interviews Robin Williams

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04/28/2012 6:16 PM EDT

Andy Richter

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