COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks have tapped New York City to host "The Comedy Awards", the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. 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, simultaneously across MTV Networks’ COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, VH1, CMT,TV Land and Logo. The extraordinary night will pay homage to the genre and honor the year's best comedy actors, films, television series and digital content. The event will celebrate the talented writers, directors and performers who have literally changed the laugh track of our lives: the pioneering legends who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home to watch; the movies that are indelibly etched into our collective pop culture memory and the stand-up comedians that make us think while we laugh (Source: Comedy Central)
The second annual ceremony celebrating humorous contributions to film, TV and the Internet features Jon Stewart's presentation of the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence to Don Rickles, and Robin Williams receiving the Stand-Up Icon Award. Taped April 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.