Just in time for awards season, it looks like celebs and fans will get one more night to celebrate the business of show, as Comedy Central and MTV Networks are putting together the first annual Comedy Awards, set to air this April.
The awards will be as unbiased as other established ceremonies such as The Academy Awards and The Emmys, and given to both big names and up-and-coming workers in the genre of comedy. Here’s the official press release.
A night for comedy of all kinds, “The Comedy Awards” will be taped at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, March 26 and will premiere on Sunday, April 10, 2011, simultaneously across MTV Networks’ COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite.
Comedy elite including James Burrows, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Jay Roach, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten, Phil Rosenthal and many more are among the first to join “The Comedy Awards” Board of Directors which will be responsible for selecting the nominees. The winners will be chosen by an invitation-only voting body comprised of 500-1000 members from the comedy community — including writers, producers, performers and directors. The event will also feature several special awards that will include the voice of the fans through online voting at the event site thecomedyawards.com.
Expect to see a huge names in the world of comedy at the awards show, and coming soon you’ll be able to have your voice heard at their official site. In the meantime, keep watching and keep laughing!