2008 ECNY Award Nominees Announced / Voting is Now Open
The ECNY Awards, New York's original comedy awards are honored to announce the nominees for the 2008 awards, representing the absolute best in New York comedy. Voting will be open to the general public at ecnyawards.com. Winners will be announced at the 2008 ECNY Awards ceremony, held March 9, 2009, at 8:00pm; at Comix NY; [Read More]
George Carlin wins posthumous Grammy
Comedian George Carlin won a Grammy Award on Sunday for an album released a month after he died of heart failure last year. Carlin was honored in the comedy album category for "It's Bad For Ya," a recording of his 14th and final HBO comedy special. It marked his fifth statuette. [Read More]
Comedian to be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Iconic comedian-actor Bob Newhart will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 20, in Las Vegas. The award will be presented by NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. [Read More]
Baldwin Scores SAG Actor Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin has won the SAG Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in NBC's 30 ROCK. Baldwin, who currently appears and won an Golden Globe and Emmy for his work on the hit sitcom "30 Rock," recently appeared Off-Broadway in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. [Read More]
Oscar Shows Some Respect For Comedy
The Oscar nominations where just announced and in addition to 87 nominations for Doubt and The Curious Case of Brad Pitt Getting Hotter the academy showed a little love to comedy by nominating Robert Downey Jr. for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. [Read More]
Tina Fey To Real-Life Internet Critics: 'Suck It!'
Tina Fey wasn't kidding around when she named online critics and told them to "suck it" as she picked her trophy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. The "30 Rock" star was naming real names when she rattled off the online handles of "Babsonlacrosse," "Dlanefan" and "Cougarletter," she told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush backstage at the Globes. [Read More]
Tina Fey voted AP Entertainer of the Year
Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year, an annual honor chosen by newspaper editors and broadcast producers across the country. Fey was selected by AP members as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008. [Read More]
2009 Writers Guild Awards, TV comedy nominees
A year ago, we couldn't really celebrate our funny TV writers, because they were on strike, but this past Monday, no such strike, so we can celebrate once again. And here are your 2009 Writers Guild Award nominees in the comedy categories. Winners will be announced Feb. 7, 2009, simultaneously in ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. [Read More]
Russell Brand wins British Comedy Award
Russell Brand's controversial exit from the BBC seems to have done the comedian no lasting harm -- the showman was voted best live standup act at the British Comedy Awards Friday night. Brand, who quit his BBC radio show after he and TV anchor Jonathan Ross broadcast lewd phone messages to "Fawlty Towers" actor Andrew Sachs, dedicated his award to Ross, whom he described as "the king-maker." Brand, who is filming in LA, sent a video message of himself accepting the award from Adam Sandler. Ot... [Read More]
51st Annual Grammy Award nominations (comedy)
For the 51st annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy went with a live, primetime announcement/mini-concert. But you want to know who got nominated, don't you? While putting American Idol's star judge Simon Cowell up for Record of the Year (he produced "Bleeding Love" for Leona Lewis along with Clive Davis and Ryan "Alias" Tedder) certainly contains some comedic value because you wonder if he'll show up in a tight black V-neck or a tight black tuxedo, we do have some other actual comedy honor... [Read More]