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Amercian Comedy AwardsAmerican Comedy Awards - Begun May 19,1987, this award honors excellence in comedy. The program featured a number of firsts. It was the first time stars from cable and syndicated series competed against network television programs; the first opportunity for comedians to vote for who they thought were funny; and the first time network television had given a full two-hours to honor the funniest people in show business.

3200 comedians cast ballots to choose winners from 13 categories, including funniest male and female entertainer in a TV series, movie and stand up comedy. The award trophy was a smiling golden mask encased in a block of clear plastic.

Only those performers working in comedy were eligible to vote for the winners. Selections were tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers to determine the top performances in each category.

The American Comedy Award is now defunct as of 2001. The Comedy Central cable network continued the concept of a comedy award with the "Commie Awards," but that celebration, too, was short lived, as of 2003.

Christopher Walken holds ACA Award - April 20, 2001
Christopher Walken holds ACA Award (2001)


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