The First Annual Comedy Awards

Hide Yo Wife – Hide Yo Kids, because Comedy Central and MTV Networks are presenting an awards show completely dedicated to Comedy. The Comedy Awards is described as “the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy.” It seems about time that humor gets the spotlight and an award. Scheduled to air on Sunday, April 10, the Comedy Awards will recognize achievement in categories such as “late-night comedy series” and “stand-up special,” as well as more traditional nods for films and television shows. Some shows that are getting much attention are Modern Family, 30 Rock and The Office. No shocker there! If it were up to me, Modern Family would walk away with a sweeping victory. These nominees were selected by The Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which includes: James Burrows, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, James Dixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Caroline Hirsch, Blair Kohan, Martin Lesak, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Conan O’Brien, Peter Principato, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Jay Roach, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten, Phil Rosenthal, Michael Rotenberg, George Schlatter, Sharon Sheinwold Jackson, Mitzi Shore, David Steinberg, Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin and Sandy Wernick. Winners will be selected by the Comedy Awards Voting Body, comprised of professionals from the comedy community-including producers, writers, performers, directors and stand-ups. In addition, comedy fans from around the world will nominate and cast their votes in online-only categories at

COMEDY SERIES “30 Rock” “Eastbound & Down” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” “Modern Family” “The Office”

COMEDY ACTOR — TV Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” Steve Carell, “The Office” Tracy Morgan, “30 Rock” Danny McBride, “Eastbound & Down”

COMEDY ACTRESS — TV Tina Fey, “30 Rock” Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” Jane Lynch, “Glee” Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland” Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

COMEDY ACTOR — FILM Russell Brand, “Get Him to the Greek” Will Ferrell, “The Other Guys” Zach Galifianakis, “Dinner for Schmucks” Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version” Jonah Hill, “Cyrus”

COMEDY ACTRESS — FILM Tina Fey, “Date Night” Anne Hathaway, “Love & Other Drugs” Helen Mirren, “Red” Chloë Moretz, “Kick-Ass” Emma Stone, “Easy A”

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES “The Colbert Report” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” “Late Show with David Letterman”

SKETCH COMEDY/ALTERNATIVE COMEDY SERIES “Childrens Hospital” “Funny or Die Presents” “Saturday Night Live” “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” “Tosh.0”

STAND-UP SPECIAL “Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening” “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong” “Louis C.K.: Hilarious” “Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2” “Whitney Cummings: Money Shot”

COMEDY FILM “Cyrus” “Easy A” “Get Him to the Greek” “Kick-Ass” “The Other Guys”

ANIMATED COMEDY FILM “Despicable Me” “Megamind” “Shrek Forever After” “Toy Story 3”

ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “American Dad!” “Archer” “Family Guy” “The Simpsons” “South Park”

COMEDY WRITING — TV “30 Rock” “Louie” “Modern Family” “The Office” “The Simpsons”

COMEDY SCREENPLAY “Cyrus” “Easy A” “Hot Tub Time Machine” “Kick-Ass” “Tiny Furniture”

COMEDY DIRECTING — TV “30 Rock” “Community” “Modern Family” “The Office” “Saturday Night Live”

COMEDY DIRECTOR — FILM Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, “Cyrus” Will Gluck, “Easy A” Adam McKay, “The Other Guys” Matthew Vaughn, “Kick-Ass” Edgar Wright, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”