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The 6th Annual ECNY Awards: Pretty, Funny

ecny_logo_3.9.10.jpgLast night marked the 6th annual ECNY Awards, and the third time the show has been held at Comix comedy club. FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to attend, despite the existence of a two drink minimum.

The event was hosted by one-time “Best Host” winner Jon Friedman, who also happened to take home last night’s award for “Best Book” for his tome Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Canceled. Relatable! All ECNY winners were selected both through a public voting process and through votes cast by a committee of industry professionals.

Of particular interest to FishbowlNY readers might be the “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting” award, which was given to comedian / radio host / blogger Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead). She seemed appropriately embarrassed by the recognition.

Noteworthy presenters included singer-songwriter Andrew WK, Michael Ian Black (who appeared via video), The Village Voice contributor Michael Musto, comedian Sara Benincasa, The Onion editors Joe Garden and John Harris, comedian / singer Reggie Watts and BWE.tv editor Michelle Collins, who was so funny one might be persuaded to almost forgive her for never having gotten back to a certain someone after that someone made it to the second round job interview at Best Week Ever’s blog. Haha?

A full list of last night’s “winners” — and perhaps a familiar face on the award show’s official Twitter stream — after the jump.


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

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