Each year for the past seven years, the ECNY Awards celebrate the best and most creative minds in the New York City comedy community. This year The Laugh Button attended the ceremony to applaud the recipients and watch them receive their laughing donkey statue.
The Laugh Button teamed up with Lagunitas Brewery to help support the event, and provide the jam packed audience in 92Y Tribeca with great beer to drink while the awards were given out. Nominees were chosen in eighteen categories ranging from the traditional Best Male/Female Stand Up Comedian and Best Sketch Comedy Group, to more imaginative ones like Best Comedy Website (which The Laugh Button hopes to win next year) and Best Story Telling. There was even an award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting!
It wouldn’t be an awards show without a few surprises. This year’s audience was treated to a visit from the rock and roll madman Andrew WK and the many voiced comedian Reggie Watts. Both of whom presented awards at the ceremony.
Produced by Kambri Crews, the entire staff put together an amazing show. Lots of laughs were delivered by the comedians, and even more beer was given out by Lagunitas.