Day: February 5, 2009

Nominees for the 2008 ECNY Awards

The 2008 ECNY Awards have unveiled their final list of nominees this year, but so far, you'll only find out if you register your email and get a ballot sent to you for voting. You'll have until the end of the month to submit a ballot. The awards has an "Industry Committe" which also gets an enhanced voice in the voting. Which means I should probably disclose right now that I was happy to see The Comic's Comic get a nomination, and also let you know that I have an Industry Committee vote. That said, let's share with you the good news on this year's slate of nominees! There are some interesting matchups and multiple nods here, including categories that feature repeat finalists, roommates vying for the same award, and in at least one case that I can gather, one performer up against themselves (kinda like Kate Winslet in the Golden Globes!). The full list, after the jump! (Listed according to the ballot)Best Female Standup ComedianClaudia CoganGiulia RozziJackie MonahanMichelle ButeauMichelle Collins Best HostEliza Skinner/Shockwave — The BEATdownMax Silvestri and Gabe & Jenny — Big TerrificLeo Allen — WhiplashSara Benincasa — Family Hour, Ultimate Gossip Girl SummitSeth Herzog — Sweet Best Improv Group4TrackBastianCentraliaDeath by Roo RooMother Best Male Standup ComedianHannibal BuressJoe MandeKumail NanjianiMatt McCarthyPete Holmes Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group)Adira AmramBaby Wants CandyI Eat PandasReggie WattsShayna Ferm Best...

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Sneak Preview: Important Things with Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin was a guest last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, and no, he didn't perform any stand-up, and yes, I wasn't the only one who thought that panel segment went rather awkwardly, so the less said about that, the better. Too much already? Let's move on, then, with an additional look at the episode of "Timing" for Important Things with Demetri Martin, which debuts Feb. 11 on Comedy Central. I would include all three videos Comedy Central provided, but two of them are shorter than the 30-second ads that precede them. Here, though, is a clip from a sketch in which Martin becomes a "time gigolo." Read on for more important things about Important Things with Demetri Martin. Important Things with Demetri MartinWed 10:30pm / 9:30c Preview – Time Gigolo More Funny VideosComedians on Tour Get Funny RingtonesStand-Up...

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