Comedy Central’s first-ever Comedy Awards may have had a lot of the usual awards show baloney — “The Other Guys” for best comedy film? — but at least the show, which aired last night and was filmed March 26, provided plenty of laughs as well. Stephen Colbert stole the night, as well as Jon Stewart’s trophy, when he kicked “The Daily Show” host off the stage and accepted the award for best late-night series. “I accept this award for every person whose soul has been crushed by Jon Stewart for the past eight years,” Colbert said, referring to “The Daily Show’s” eight-year winning streak at the Emmys.
Tina Fey, who recently revealed she is expecting her second child, accepted the awards for best comedy-writing TV and and best actress-film. “All awards show are [expletive] made-up clubs that people start to give each other prizes,” Fey said. “I want to thank Comedy Central for realizing we could do that.” After the jump, watch Fey’s acceptance speeches and Stephen Colbert’s message to writers.
Colbert’s message to writers: