Here are your 10 finalists for Concert Comic in the 2014 American Comedy Awards

The American Comedy Awards just added one more category to the mix at the last minute (after voting for everything else had ended March 18 (see above!)), to recognize stand-up comedians who play concert-sized rooms and not just clubs.

After culling names from the “Industry Committee” (we each received three write-ins), here are the 10 finalists up for CONCERT COMIC. Good mix of names here. Surprised not to see Aziz Ansari on here. Nor Kathy Griffin. Nor Lewis Black. But who is in the mix, still?


  • Bill Burr
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Louis C.K.
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Kevin Hart
  • Kathleen Madigan
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Russell Peters
  • Brian Regan
  • Amy Schumer

Congrats and good luck to you all.

VOTING: Voting is now open via Twitter for fans to select their favorite “Concert Comic” for the “American Comedy Awards,” airing May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. This award will be presented to a stand-up comedian who performed the majority of their shows during 2013 in larger venues of 500 seats or more. This includes theaters, concert halls and arenas. Twitter users can vote by publicly tweeting the hashtag #AmericanComedyAwards and a keyword consisting of the name or Twitter handle of their choice nominee.┬áThere must be a space between the hashtag and the keyword for the vote to count. A user can also re-tweet a tweet containing the show hashtag and the nominee’s name in order to cast a vote. The voting period will end April 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT. There is a limit of one vote per comic per valid Twitter account; to participate in this vote, users must have their Twitter accounts set to Public.

Winners for this and all of the other categories will be announced on the NBC telecast of the American Comedy Awards on May 8, 2014. Not the 15th, as originally promoted.

Sean L. McCarthy

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