A ton of people attend The 2012 Comedy Awards



NEW YORK – The Comedy Awards yukked it up for a second year Saturday night in a ceremony that honored stand-ups, TV, film and online laughter and gave special notice to legend Don Rickles and to Robin Williams.

Rickles, 85, won the Johnny Carson Award, presented in front of the Tonight Show host's multi-colored curtain by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart after an introduction by Robert DeNiro (who co-starred with Rickles in Martin Scorsese's Casino). In acccepting the honor, Rickles praised Carson, "a master of what he did…the man had the magic to make you look good."

But Stewart called Rickles, for whom the phrase "insult humor" was practically coined, a master of comedy: "People love Don Rickles, but comics revere Don Rickles," he said. "He's the first guy to come out and go, 'What's so special about you people?' He turned it around and showed comics we could fight back."

Robin Williams won the Icon Award, calling himself "one of the luckiest (bleeps) in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest." And former Weekend Update anchors Chevy Chase, Norm Macdonald and Colin Quinn teamed up for a video tribute to the Saturday Night Live segment.

Among other winners:
•Bridesmaids won best comedy film, and Melissa McCarthy won best actress.
•NBC's Parks and Recreation won best comedy series and star Amy Poehler won best actress, while Modern Family's Ty Burrell took best TV actor. FX's Archer won best animated series, and The Daily Show won best late-night series.
•Louis C.K. won four awards, including best comedy special, sketch/alternative comedy series and standup tour.

The Comedy Awards will air May 6 at 9 ET/PT on Comedy Central.



Elisha Cuthbert


Eliza Coupe




Ty Burrell


The Daily Show team


Wyatt Cenac


Al Madrigal


Jessica Williams


Kristen Schaal


Larry Wilmore


Samantha Bee and Jason Jones


Comedian Hannibal Buress


Matthew Perry


The Roots


Robin Williams


Tracy Morgan


Dr. Leo Spaceman


Joel McHale


Amy Poehler looking amazing


Amy Poehler and Will Arnett


Maya Rudolph



Tiny Prince Adam Scott




"Jerry" Jim O'Heir


Retta


Ed Helms


Aisha Tyler


Andy Richter


Bridesmaids Director Paul Feig


Wendi McLendon-Covey


The Gregory Brothers (the auto-tune the news guys)


The Honeybadger Guy


Caroline Hirsch


Colin Quinn


Amber Nash

The incomparable Reggie Watts tyfyt.


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