Robin Williams Deemed Icon at 2012 Comedy Awards; Melissa McCarthy & Amy Poehler Win Big
Robin Williams was indeed the man of the hour at the 2012 Comedy Central Comedy Awards in NYC as he received the Stand-Up Icon Award on Saturday night, while other great comedic works of the year such as Bridesmaids and Parks and Recreation got their time in the spotlight, as well!
Ace Showbiz reports that the Mrs. Doubtfire actor accepted his award on stage in true comedic fashion calling himself, “one of the luckiest ******* in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest.”
Funny woman Melissa McCarthy was awarded Performance by an Actress in Film for her laugh-out-loud work in Bridesmaids, which also won for Comedy Film, Comedy Screenplay and Comedy Director in Film for Paul Feig.
On the TV front, Parks and Recreation took home the honor for Comedy Series and Performance by an Actress in TV for star Amy Poehler, while Ty Burrell won Performance by an Actor in TV for Modern Family.
Check out a full list of winners from the chuckle-worthy show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, set to air May 6 on Comedy Central with appearances by Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig and more!
Stand-Up Icon Award: Robin Williams
Johnny Carson Award: Don Rickles
Comedy Film: Bridesmaids
Animated Comedy Film: Rango
Performance by an Actor in Film: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Performance by an Actress in Film: Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Comedy Director in Film: Paul Feig, Bridesmaids
Comedy Screenplay: Bridesmaids
Comedy Series: Parks and Recreation
Sketch/Alternative Comedy Series: Louie
Animated Comedy Series: Archer
Performance by an Actor in TV: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Performance by an Actress in TV: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Late Night Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Comedy Writing in TV: 30 Rock
Comedy Directing in TV: Louie
Comedy Special of the Year: Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater
Stand-Up Tour: Louis C.K.
Club Comic: Hannibal Buress
Breakout Performer of the Year: Donald Glover
Best Viral Original: Songify This-Winning-A Song by Charlie Sheen