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The 2007 ECNY Awards @ Comix - 1.28.8

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Danny Leary, Katina Corrao, Ann Carr, and Brooke Van Poppelen

The city's brightest comics, performers, and comedy industry amassed last night at Comix for the 2007 ECNY Awards. From the red carpet pre-show, to the phenomenal presenters, the sublime musical acts (Sublime didn't play, sadly), and the wee-hours afterparty: we were floored by how nicely it all came together. The awards were really just an excuse to put on a fun, overblown party; we hope everyone had a good time. Sixteen trophies were taken home.

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Best Director: Kurt Braunohler

Best Host: Eugene Mirman and Michael Showalter (Tearing the Veil of Maya @ Union Hall)

Best Improv Group: I Eat Pandas

Best One Person Show: Nick Kroll (Fabrice Fabrice)

Best Short Comedic Film: Elephant Larry's Minesweeper

Best Technician: Pat Baer

Best Variety Show: The Greg Johnson & Larry Murphy Show

Outstanding Achievement In Flyer Design: Matthew C. Johnson & Keith Huang (The Apple Sisters)

Best Website: News or Commentary: The Apiary

Best Website: Original Comedic Content: The Onion News Network

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Brill

Emerging Comic Award: Joe Mande

Best Sketch Group: Harvard Sailing Team

Best Musical Comedy Act: The Apple Sisters

Best Female Stand Up: Kristen Schaal

Best Male Stand Up: John Mulaney

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Andrew WK

--The ECNY Girl, Katherine Bryant, wore a dress lended to us by Zac Posen.
--All winners and nominees received giftbags. What was stuffed in those bagholes? Winners received a bottle of The Macallan, The Ten on DVD, a full season of Strangers with Candy on DVD, a $25 gift certificate to L'Asso, a book by Scott Bateman, an EcoBag, The Onion refrigerator magnet kits, Slap energy drinks, a shocking Whitest Kids U' Know Calendar/Mad Magazine promo, an EMusic promo, a book by Scott Bateman, NYC condoms, genital lube packets, and comp cards to Magnet, The PIT, and Comix.
--The awards were determined by a 50/50 combination of the popular/online vote and an industry committee vote (a wide assortment of 45 industry veterans, theater directors, show bookers, writers, and comedy superfans). We added the two percentages together and whoever had the highest, won a trophy. There were no ties, no disputes, and the voting was all tabulated by our nonpartisan web designer Heather, who has no idea who any of you people are. You're all just names in a database to her. Here are a couple stats from the vote tallies.
5153: The number of online voters
2642: Most number of popular votes in a single category (Best Short Comedic Film)
37.7%: Highest percentage achieved in the popular vote - I Eat Pandas for Best Improv Group
59.4%: Highest percentage achieved in the industry vote - Kristen Schaal for Best Female Stand Up
--Jon Friedman did a great job! So did Chris O'Connor, the official award accepter for winners who could not be in attendance (Nick Kroll & Pat Baer).

Kurt Braunohler's Native American friend accepts the award for Best Director | Photo: Keith Huang

I Eat Pandas | Photo: Keith Huang

ECNY Girl, Katherine Bryant | Photo: Keith Huang

Adira Amram | Photo: Keith Huang

Larry Murphy & Greg Johnson | Photo: Keith Huang

Reggie Watts makes people put their arms in the air, like they just don't care | Photo: Keith Huang

The Apple Sisters | Photo: Keith Huang

People with fake moustaches love going to awards shows! | Photo: Kawshka

John Mulaney | Photo: Keith Huang

The Official ECNY photo spread by Keith Huang
More photos from Rachel Kramer Bussel
Insider EXCLUSIVES of The Fake Moustache Table
An animated gif of a moment between Andrew WK & Joe Mande
A recap of the night's proceedings
Scott Bateman's nominee intros COLLECTED
Time Out NY did double duty, stopping by the ECNYs after their own show

Reader Comments (6)

To everyone who performed and put together the show - great job! Made me realize how much I miss going to comedy shows and need to get back to it. Congratulations to all the winners!
January 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Kramer Bussel
Congrats Nate & everyone else!
January 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt S.
Nate is taller in person.Yo, where can I score a copy of "Fat Upper Pussy Area"? It ain't on iTunes and I wanna punk my niece's wedding reception.
January 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBilly Reno
Sounds like an awesome time! I have seen "Minesweeper: The Movie (Preview)" and it is truly awesome. "Why are you really here, soldier???" "Because I'm bored!!!!"
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersoce
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCracker
Where is the photo of Nate accepting the award for Best Website: News or Commentary?

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