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Thursday, February 05, 2009

ECNY Awards nominees

I used to be a rabid comedygoer. Now I'm more of an interested observer, but still, congratulations to all the nominees! Go to ECNY for the fancy version, with links. I heart many performers here, especially Adira Amram, Claudia Cogan, Giulia Rozzi and Sara Benincasa.

Extra special shoutouts from me to The Sarah Palin Vlogs, The Rejection Show and The Comics Comic.

The ECNY Awards are produced by Alex Goldberg (Fearsome), Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show), Carol Hartsell (Drink at Work), Nate Sloan (The Apiary), and Alexander Zalben (Elephant Larry).

For more information, please visit the awards website at

WHAT: The ECNY Awards

WHEN: March 9, 2009 @ 8:00pm

WHERE: Comix NY; 353 W. 14th St.; Just east of 9th Ave.


Best Host
Leo Allen – Whiplash
Sara Benincasa – Family Hour, Ultimate Gossip Girl Sumit
Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri – Big Terrific
Seth Herzog - Sweet
Eliza Skinner/ Shockwave – The BEATdown

Best Sketch Comedy Group
BriTANick -
Derrick -
Elephant Larry -
Murderfist -
Pangea 3000 -

Best Improv Group
Bastian -
Death By Roo Roo -
4Track -
Mother -

Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group)
Adira Amram
Baby Wants Candy
Shayna Ferm
I Eat Pandas
Reggie Watts

Best Female Standup Comedian

Michelle Buteau
Claudia Cogan
Michelle Collins
Jackie Monahan
Giulia Rozzi

Best Male Standup Comedian
Hannibal Burress
Pete Holmes
Joe Mande
Matt McCarthy
Kumail Nanjiani

Best Website
The Comics Comic -
Drink at Work -
Improv Everywhere -
Improv is Good For You -
Jake and Amir -
UCB Comedy -

Best One Person Show
Kurt Braunohler – Kurt Braunohler's One Man Show: A Meditation on Dum Dums and B-holes
Chris Gethard - Chris Gethard's Magic Box of Stories
Kumail Nanjiani – Unpronouncable
Lennon Parham – She Tried to Be Normal
Charlie Sanders – Minnesota Muslim

Best Performance in a Commercial or Episode of Law and Order
Brett Gelman – NY Lottery (Little Bit O' Luck)
John Gemberling – Boost Mobile
Matt McCarthy – Verizon
Matt Oberg – Ritz Crackers
Ptolemy Slocum – NY Lotto

Best Short Comedic Film
Governor Palin Vlogs - Sara Benincasa & Diana Saez
Green Screen - Eugene Cordero
It's Just Business - BOF
The Phelps Minute - Rob Lathan
Val Verde - Elephant Larry

Best Technician
Pat Baer
Jon Gutierrez
Carol Hartsell
Richard Jones
Jasper Ream

Best Variety Show
Big Terrific
The Dave Hill Explosion
High School Talent Show
The Rejection Show

Outstanding Achievement in Flyer or Postcard Design
Steve Dressler – High School Talent Show
Dyna Moe - Gavin Speiller Needs Your Approval
Anya Garrett – Jar Full of Roaches
Keith Huang & Ariel Estrada – Kevin Allison's 'F*** Up'
Stefan Lawrence – Sketchfest NYC

Emerging Comic Award
Sara Benincasa
Joselyn Hughes
Mark Normand
Lennon Parham
Sean Patton
Brooke Van Poppelen

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At February 06, 2009, Blogger Sara Benincasa said...

Thank you, sugarbear! Jincey linked me to this! xoxoxoox


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