When’s the last time you saw two award recipients start wrestling over their trophy onstage? I mean other than at the Nobels. Well, click the image to watch Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo do just that after being presented with the Comedy Award for Comedy Screenplay by Chevy Chase and Joel McHale.
The second annual Comedy Awards air this Sunday at 9/8c on Comedy Central.
As you’ve hopefully heard, the second annual Comedy Awards ceremony was held on Saturday. It was a night of hilarity, prestige, and for the second year running, absolutely no onstage murders, which is more than I can say for some other award shows (I’m looking at you, BAFTAs).
You’ll be able to see the show for yourself when it airs this Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c on Comedy Central, but until then, here are a few photos from the evening.
Talent and Presenters Announced for the 2012 Comedy Awards!
Along with the previously announced Robin Williams, who will receive the “Stand-Up Icon” award, and Don Rickles, who will be presented with the “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” by Jon Stewart, the show will feature presenters Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott.
Other guests include Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig.
As if that wasn’t enough, Andy Richter will be returning as the show’s announcer, and The Roots will once again perform as the Comedy Awards house band.
More talent will be announced as the ceremony approaches. The second annual Comedy Awards tape in New York this Saturday and air on Comedy Central, Sunday, May 6 at 9/8c.
Stephen Colbert - 2012 TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World
Time named Stephen Colbert one of 2012’s most influential people and they got Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau to write the profile. Here’s a little of it:
On The Colbert Report, every day is Opposite Day. Because of how his humor works, the audience finds meaning through sustained inference, which is a lot more fun than it sounds. Colbert’s riffs are so ingeniously convoluted and deeply weird that the post-reason wingers have no response to him. They just have to absorb the punishment, night after night.
Other comedians on this year’s list: Louis CK by Joan Rivers, Kristen Wiig by Judd Apatow and Chelsea Handler by Kathy Griffin.
Once again not on the list? Pogs-inventer Quincy Pog. Better luck next year.
Here’s Garry Trudeau on The Report back in 2010.
Kristen Wiig: 7 Minutes in Heaven is nominated for Best Viral Original in this year’s Comedy Awards. Click here to watch it and the rest of the nominees, then vote for your favorite.