MTV Networks’ rookie awards show has announced it will give the actor-comedian the inaugural Comedy Icon Award, which goes “to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers.” Billed as the first awards show celebrating comedy, The Comedy Awards will be taped March 26 in New York and premiere April 10 across Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1, Logo and Nick at Nite. Confirmed attendees include Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Louis C.K. and Kristin Wiig.
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 1:21pm PDTTags: Eddie Murphy, MTV Networks, The Comedy Awards
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