Though there is a lot of buzz going on in Austin this week (I heard there is some kind of festival or something), it doesn’t mean the Big Apple isn’t going to be having a comedy gala of its own.
The 7th annual Excellence in Comedy New York City (ECNY) Awards presentation will be happening tonight and yours truly from The Laugh Button will be there hobnobbing with the best of the best in the NYC comedy scene.
If you haven’t read our past story about the ECNY awards nominees (read it here), they celebrate achievement in the emerging NY comedy world and will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show). The nominees were selected after a public nomination process, and voted on by a committee composed of industry professionals.
Not only am I excited because I am a sucker for awards shows (I am a small statue enthusiast) but the ECNY’s have historically been the place to discover some of the east coasts biggest comedians. Everyone from Aziz Ansari and Mike Birbiglia, to Hannibal Buress and Eugene Mirman have walked on stage to receive that metal donkey (yeah how awesome is that), and walked off to become some of the biggest comedians in the industry.
Follow the Laugh Button on twitter (@thelaughbutton) to know all of the by the minute info stuff as it’s happening plus see the awkward pictures from all of the comedians who I will try to impress.
Check out ECNY awards producer Kambri Crews announce the nominees for this year: