This year’s Peabody Award winners were just announced and some comedy heavy hitters were amongst those selected. It includes Louis C.K., Lena Dunham, and D.L. Hughley. Must be something about initials in your name.
If you aren’t familiar, the Peabody Awards honor excellence in electronic media so everything such as TV shows, documentaries, radio shows and websites can be honored. If you think about it, they probably best represent modern media.
While I will not bore you with the list of everyone covering tragedy overseas or Hurricane Sandy the list of comedy award winners are C.K.’s critically acclaimed Louie as a “serrated, boundary-testing take on being a single, showbiz dad.” In addition Hughley’s, mock documentary, The Endangered List in which he tries to get the black man on an EPA protection list. Lena Dunham’s Girls was also honored about the, “young and the feckless in New York.”
They also doled out a rare award individual award to Lorne Michaels whose been the creator/executive producer of Saturday Night Live and after 38 seasons on the air it’s still a tentpole for “discovering new comedic talent, incubating ideas, and nurturing careers.”