Its awards season and the best is yet to come. Nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards on Comedy Central were just announced last week and the competition is fierce. The awards will be taped on Saturday, April 28 and will aired on Sunday, May 6.
This year the fans can vote for the category “Breakout Performer of The Year” and decide amongst Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon), Donald Glover (Stand-up), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) or Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses).
The rest of the nominees were selected by the Board of Directors. Famous participants include Carol Burnett, Conan O’Brien, Joan Rivers, and Lily Tomlin. The winners will be selected by an invitation-only body of comedy writers, producers and directors.
The most unique categories for this awards night will be the ones that do not appear in the Oscars, Emmy’s or Grammy’s. In the most difficult category of “CLUB COMIC” we have Ted Alexandro, Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, Chelsea Peretti, Amy Schumer and Rory Scovel. Other unique categories include “COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE YEAR” and “STAND-UP TOUR.”
It will be a great night for all comedy lovers. Here are the trailers for the movies nominated in the category “COMEDY FILM” courtesy of You Tube:
“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
“Midnight in Paris”
About the Author: I was born in the sixties in a little country in the Middle East. I never heard about stand-up comedy until I moved to the USA in 1984 where every night at 10:30 I watched the Johnny Carson show hoping to see a stand-up comic. Since then watching stand-up comedy has been tasteful, zero calorie food for my soul. Currently I reside in Israel.