I was more than tempted to write something whiny and petulant about the ECNY Awards, but then I saw Marc Maron in a Twitter "fight" today with one of his followers about the principle of paying for art (you should definitely pay for art, whether it's a podcast, a creative performance, or this very Website), and then I saw that Funny or Die had filmed a public service video with Heidi Montag (so they obviously are hard up for cash, because why, why, why), and then I saw even more people were following and media outlets were interviewing a 19-year-old that Conan O'Brien followed for no particular reason whatsoever on Twitter, so really, maybe this is just a lost cause. Anyhow. When I saw Gabe Delahaye a couple of weeks ago, I told him that his Videogum and its mighty minions would beat me handily for "Best Website," so I called it. Still. No matter how silly you think any awards are, when they announce them live and decide to nominate you, there's a moment right before the announcement when you get nervous, and moments afterward where they've announced someone else's name when you have to remind yourself that it's just a silly award. I'd much rather have a job that pays my rent and offers me health insurance, vacation and sick days. So if you have one of those, please consider hiring me? Thanks!

In the meantime, here are your 6th annual ECNY Awards winners…

Best Improv Group: I Eat Pandas

Best One Person Show: Supernormal – Tom Shillue

Best Website: Videogum.com

Best Host: Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri

Best Book: Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Canceled – Jon Friedman

Best Sketch Comedy Group: Murderfist

Best Technician: Carol Hartsell

Best Variety Show: Risk! True Tales Boldly Told

Outstanding Achievement in Postcard or Flyer Design: Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps – Mindy Tucker

Best Short Comedic Film: Everyone Poops Trailer – Landline TV

Emerging Comic Award: Myq Kaplan

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting: @Lizzwinstead

Best Musical Comedy Act (Group or Solo): Snakes

Best Female Standup Comedian: Morgan Murphy

Best Male Standup Comedian: Hannibal Buress

I have plenty of other thoughts about the ECNY Awards, and comedy awards in general, but I'll save those for another time and place.