If you thought the ECNYs covered just one part of the New York comedy scene, then perhaps you'll be interested to know who just got nominated for the 2009 MAC Awards. MAC stands for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, which means they're missing a C and maybe an O. Anyhow. The awards will be handed out May 18. Here are this year's comedian nominees. Congrats and good luck!


Female Stand-Up
: Dena Blizzard, Michelle Buteau, Mary Dimino, Ophira Eisenberg, Maureen Langan


Male Stand-Up
: Wali Collins, Joe DeVito, Joe DeRosa, Kyle Grooms, Rick Younger


Major Male Stand-Up
: Mario Cantone, Jim Gaffigan, Greg Giraldo, Tom Papa, Louis Ramey


Major Female Stand-Up
: Susie Essman, Jackie Hoffman, Jessica Kirson, Lynne Koplitz


Improv Comedy Group
: Calgary Whalers, Chicago City Limits, Comedy Sportz


Musical Comedy Performer/Duo/Group
: Booth & Pat, Hedda Lettuce, Shawn Ryan