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Encyclopedia > American Comedy Awards

The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. The last ACA ceremony was held in 2001 under the control of the cable network Comedy Central. Since the ACA's demise, they have been replaced by the network's own awards, the Commie Awards. Comedy is the use of humor in the performing arts. ... Comedy Centrals old logo Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... The Commie Awards is an annual award show that recognizes the best in comedy in various categories. ...

Awards were given in the following categories:

  • Funniest Female/Male Performer In A Television Series (Leading Role)
  • Funniest Female/Male Performer In A Television Special
  • Funniest Actress/Actor In A Motion Picture (Leading Role)
  • Funniest Supporting Female/Male In A Television Series
  • Funniest Supporting Actress/Actor In A Motion Picture
  • Funniest Female/Male Guest Appearance In A Television Series
  • Funniest Television Series
  • Funniest Animated Television Series
  • Funniest Motion Picture
  • Viewers' Choice Stand-Up Comic Award - Female/Male.

Previous winners include Rodney Dangerfield, Bette Midler, Woody Allen, John Pinette, and Carrot Top. Rodney Dangerfield in 1997 Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 - October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the line I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945), is a singer, actress, and comedian. ... Woody Allen. ... John Pinette is an actor and stand-up comedian based in the U.S.. He has toured the comedy club circuit since the 1980s and has appeared in cinema and television. ... Carrot Top (born Scott Thompson on February 25, 1967 in Cocoa Beach, Florida) is an American prop comedian famous for his brick-red head of hair. ...

See also

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998. ...

External links

ACA Past Winners (must click on the appropriate years)



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