The second annual Comedy Awards were taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on Saturday night with Tina Fey, Jim Carrey, Kristen Wiig, Robert De Niro and many more in attendance as The Roots provided backing band-ed ness throughout the night.
Warning, if you don’t like spoilers, don’t read on.
The Awards consisted of Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo wrestling for an award, bitter Indians, a weekend update with Chevy Chase, Colin Quinn, and Norm MacDonald, ghost pepper eating, and many other surprises.
The stars of the hit movie Bridesmaids owned the night winning four of the night’s top awards but hey, what do you expect from a movie that stars nearly every top current female comedian. Louis C.K. also became familiar with accepting awards and stated he was not embarrassed after winning three awards because it was awesome, but by the time he received his fourth he said “This is stupid now, I hate this!” and then just walked off of the stage. The biggest upset of the night had to have been Archer beating out South Park, and The Simpsons for “Best Animated Comedy Series.” Although it was well deserved, the crowd seemed very surprised.
Although Bridesmaids and C.K. made their presence known, the night belonged to Robin Williams and comic legend, Don Rickles. Williams received the “Stand-Up Icon Award” and stated “I am one of the luckiest fucks in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest.” Williams then went on to say “The only difference between me and a leprechaun is that I snorted my pot of gold!” Don Rickles was presented the well-deserved Johnny Carson Award by Jon Stewart where Jon said it best: “People love Don Rickles, but comics revere Don Rickles. He’s the first guy to come out and go, ‘What’s so special about you people?’ He turned it around and showed comics we could fight back.” Rickles made joked about his accolade saying “I see many people in the audience tonight, and I realize: I’m the biggest name here!”
Below is the complete list of winners, so go and see if you can find anyone dumb enough to place bets before it airs on Sunday, May 6th on Comedy Central.
Stand-Up Icon Award: Robin Williams
Johnny Carson Award: Don Rickles
Comedy Film: “Bridesmaids”
Animated Comedy Film: “Rango”
Performance by an Actor-Film: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Performance by an Actress-Film: Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Comedy Director-Film: Paul Feig, “Bridesmaids”
Comedy Screenplay: “Bridesmaids”
Comedy Series: “Parks and Recreation”
Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series: “Louie”
Animated Comedy Series: “Archer”
Performance by an Actor-TV: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Performance by an Actress-TV: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Late Night Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
Comedy Writing-TV: “30 Rock”
Comedy Directing-TV: “Louie”
Comedy Special of the Year: “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater”
Stand-Up Tour: Louis C.K.
Club Comic: Hannibal Buress
Breakout Performer of the Year: Donald Glover
Best Viral Original: “Songify This-Winning-A Song by Charlie Sheen”