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The 6th Annual ECNY Awards @ Comix - 3.8.10


The stars came out for The 6th Annual ECNY Awards at Comix.  The show was hosted by Jon Friedman and featured performances by Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen, Joe Garden & John Harris, Michael Musto, Michelle Collins, Reggie Watts, Pat Baer, Sara Benincasa, Kumail Nanjiani, all of the nominees for Best Musical Act and a whole lot more. Keeping with tradition, Andrew WK (pictured above!) presented the Emerging Comic Award and challenged us all to keep up the good work and party hard.

Best Improv Group
I Eat Pandas

Best One Person Show
Supernormal – Tom Shillue

Best Website

Best Host
Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri

Best Book
Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Canceled – Jon Friedman

Best Sketch Comedy Group

Best Technician
Carol Hartsell

Best Variety Show
Risk! True Tales Boldly Told

Outstanding Achievement in Postcard or Flyer Design
Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps – Mindy Tucker

Best Short Comedic Film
Everyone Poops Trailer – Landline TV

Emerging Comic Award
Myq Kaplan

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting

Best Musical Comedy Act (Group or Solo)

Best Female Standup Comedian
Morgan Murphy

Best Male Standup Comedian
Hannibal Buress


Tom Shillue

Lizz Winstead

Myq Kaplan

Morgan Murphy


--A standing room only crowd filled Comix, making it the largest audience in the history of The ECNY Awards.  Last year's awards were held right at the bottom of the global economic meltdown and the room was probably 3/4's full.  I think the crowd surge this year is proof of an economic renewal. IT'S OKAY TO LAUGH AGAIN.

--Jon Friedman hinted to the production team the other day that Chelsea White's intro videos were going to LITERALLY melt our faces and I was kind of all, "Like that will ever happen!," and then when the lights went dark and the first video rolled--eyeballs everywhere bulged uncontrollably, gasps rippled across the room, and faces dripped to the floor. LOOKEE!

--Matt Fried filled in for Ryan Seacrest; Matt worked the red carpet and chatted up the nominees, presenters, and various street people.

--Alex Goldberg tells me, "After his blistering 2-minute set, Michael Musto spent over a half hour decompressing in the green room.  When I thanked him for presenting and telling him he was funny, he turned away and offered me his left hand, like a queen to her subject."

--Carol Hartsell added, "Reggie Watts sat next to me and any time something or someone was introduced he turned to me and said, 'You're really going to like this.'

--When Best Male Stand-up winner, Hannibal Buress, was nowhere to be found, Eugene Mirman heroically trotted up to give an impromptu acceptance speech on his behalf.

--EXPENSE REPORT: The fancy step and repeat outside cost over $500 and the trophies for Murderfist ripped a devastating hole through our budget.

--INDUSTRY BIGWIGS were SPOTTED hailing from such places like Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, AMC, The Friars Club, CAA, and OTHERS.

--Photographer Mindy Tucker, snapped a shot of the crowd as she picked up her trophy for Outstanding Achievement in Flyer or Postcard Design.



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