Eddie Murphy, David Letterman, Tina Fey Win Big at Star-Studded Comedy Awards
By Christine Fenno Posted Mar 27th 2011 01:22PM
No joke: A wealth of comedy stars crowded the red carpet in New York City, including Garry Shandling, Jon Stewart, Will Ferrell, Andy Samberg, Tracy Jordan, Stephen Colbert, Andy Richter, Kristen Schaal, and 'South Park' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Jon Cryer of 'Two and Half Men' performed a musical number with backup dancers, cracking wise about the Charlie Sheen debacle.
Eddie Murphy turned up to accept the Comedy Icon award, and Bill Murray presented the first Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence to David Letterman.
Tina Fey and Zach Galifianakis won awards for their movie work in 'Date Night' and 'Dinner for Schmucks,' respectively. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Wiig were named best TV actor and actress.
'Modern Family' won best comedy series, while 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' won best late-night comedy series. 'The Other Guys,' starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, was tapped as best comedy movie of the year.
'Toy Story 3' was named best animated comedy film, and 'South Park' won best animated comedy series. 'Louis C.K.: Hilarious' took the prize for best standup special. Daniel Tosh, of 'Tosh 2.0' was honored with the breakthrough performer award.
Perhaps least surprising among all the picks: 'Auto-Tune the News: Bed Intruder Song' was voted by fans as the best viral original video of the year. And what a year it was.
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