The 7th annual ECNY Awards were handed out last night in a standing-room-only reception at the 92Y Tribeca in New York City.
"We couldn't be more proud of the winners,‚Äù said ECNY producer Carol Hartsell, who also works as editor of the Huffington Post Comedy vertical. ‚ÄúWith a record number of people voting online, coupled with our industry committee votes, we made sure that the absolute best comedians working in New York were honored tonight with an award shaped like a laughing donkey. You know, real classy like."
Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal were the night's biggest winners, earning solo or shared honors in four separate categories, including best variety show, host, book and male stand-up.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Variety Show Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen
Best Improv Group Death By Roo Roo
Best Website thecomicscomic.com (Hey, I know that guy!)
Best Host Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
Best Flyer of Postcard Design The Paul Downs Syndrome – Rylan Morrison
Best Sketch Comedy Group Serious Lunch
Best Technician Beowulf Jones
Best Comedy Podcast Risk! True Tales, Boldly Told
Best Book The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex ‚Äì Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist
Best Comedic Video (Short or Series) ‚ÄúMarcel the Shell With Shoes On‚Äù ‚Äì Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp
Best Comedy Event The 12th Annual Del Close Marathon
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting @chrisgethard
Best One Person Show ‚ÄúPrison Freaks‚Äù ‚Äì Shannon O‚ÄôNeill
The Emerging Comic Award Paul W. Downs
Best Storyteller Tom Shillue
Best Musical Comedy Act (Group or Solo) Adira Amram
Best Male Stand-Up Comedian Kurt Braunohler
Best Female Stand-Up Comedian Andrea Rosen
The awards were hosted by Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show), with awards presented by past winners Eddie Brill (Lifetime Achievement), Glennis McMurray (Best Musical, Best Improv), Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri (Best Host), Paul Briganti & Jared Nuemark of Landline.TV (Best Short Comedic Film), Carol Hartsell (Best Technician), Sara Benincasa (Best Short Comedic Video), Myq Kaplan (Emerging Comic Award), Snakes (Best Comedic Musical Act), Morgan Murphy (Best Female Stand-Up Comedian), and Hannibal Buress (Best Male Stand-Up Comedian). They were joined by Andrew WK, Eliot Glazer, Livia Scott, Chelsea White, The Moon, Mark Normand, David Cope, and Bobby Tisdale.
The musical nominees – Grease 3: Threase, Stuckey & Murray, Ben Lerman, and Adira Amram & The Experience — also delivered live performances throughout the night.