Bangalore- Comedy Central is all set to treat its viewers to ‘The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards 2012’. The awards are the blockbuster event that is dedicated to celebrating the art of comedy. This historic, one-night-only celebration honours the most talented writers, directors, actors and stand-ups, who provided the laugh track to our lives this past year: the pioneers who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home for; the movies that are etched into our collective pop-culture memory; the stand-up comedians and the viral videos that make us laugh every day! Watch the premiere of this grand celebration of laughter on Monday, 28th May, 8pm only Comedy Central.
The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards will see some famous faces from the field of comedy. Names like “Bridesmaids,” “30 Rock,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” and “Louis C.K.” lead the nominations for 2012. Robin Williams will receive this year’s prestigious ‘Stand-Up Icon’ award and Don Rickles will be honoured with the ‘Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence’, both of which will be presented during this year’s ceremony. In its second year ‘The Comedy Awards’ is an attempt to recognise the efforts and talent of comedians across the industry and is also a platform to encourage artists.
Ferzad Palia, SVP & GM English Entertainment, Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd, said“At Comedy Central our motto is simple – to ‘Laugh it off’ so we leave no stone unturned when the best in the business come to celebrate a night of comic genius. We hope the Indian audiences can also enjoy ‘The Comedy Awards’ and be entertained with some of the best known names in the comedy circuit.”
This year the categories in which the winners will be judged are Comedy Film, Animated Comedy Film, Performance by an Actor—Film, Performance by an Actress-Film, Comedy Director—Film, Comedy Screenplay, Comedy Series, Animated Comedy Series, Performance by an Actor—TV, Performance by an Actress—TV, Comedy Directing—TV, Comedy Writing—TV, Late Night Comedy Series, Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series, Breakout Performer of the Year, Comedy Special of the Year, Club Comic and Stand-up Tour.
‘The Comedy Awards’ has also joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to endow The American Comedy Fund. The fund takes care of the various financial, health and other benefits for comedians across the country during times of need, crisis or transition.
‘The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards 2012’ pays homage to the comic genius who make us laugh and honours the year’s best comedy actors, films, television series and digital content. The Comedy Awards represent Comedy Central’s second attempt at creating an annual awards show, after the Commie Awards, which ran once in 2003. The Comedy Awards promises to be a night of laughter for its viewers.
Block your date to laugh it off with The 2nd Annual Comedy Awards – On Monday, 28th May at 8pm only on Comedy Central.