Humor Mill Comedy Awards: The First Urban Comedy Awards in 20 Years – Hosted by Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer - GettyImages
Chris Spencer – GettyImages

*Ready to get your laugh on and see today’s Black comedy greats get their props? Well then, check this out. The inaugural Humor Mill Comedy Awards on Tuesday (02-21-23) is the first in nearly 20 years to celebrate trailblazing legends and visionary emerging stars influencing Black culture in comedy. Recognizing comics of the past, present, and future, the show is set to be an evening of unparalleled entertainment, marked by a masterful display of wit and humor.

The Humor Mill Comedy Awards aims to bring urban comedy to the forefront and give proper recognition by introducing new voices to the world and honoring those who have made lasting contributions.

Headlining Host– Chris Spencer, Star and executive producer of “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” head writer for “Wild ‘n Out” on MTV; Correspondent- Tony T. Roberts, Detroit comedian; Red Carpet Social Media GuruJuhahn Jones.

Veteran television writer and producer Ralph Farquhar and world-renowned comedic legend George Wallace blaze the trail as the pioneer recipients of the Icon and Lifetime Achievement Awards commemorating their legacy of laughter.

As the genius behind hit shows like “Moesha,” “The Parkers,” “Married…with Children,” “The Proud Family,” and the Emmy-Award winning Disney+ Original “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” television executive producer and writer Ralph Farquhar is tapped to receive the prestigious Icon Award. His significant impact on the world of television has produced some of the most beloved shows of all time and has shaped the understanding of urban comedy in scripted television. Stand-up comedy maestro George Wallace will be presented the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award for his over four decades of selling out comedy clubs and concert venues all over the globe. Wallace began his career in comedy as a writer for “The Redd Foxx Show” and went on to make huge waves in stand-up comedy, television, and radio. He turned classic film roles into unforgettable characters with his captivating performances in successful films like “Car Wash,” “Batman Forever,” and “Little Nicky,” to name just a few.

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Nominees- For the list of nominees visit: Here 

Confirmed Talent (Partial List):

Tiffany Haddish – Actor, Comedian (Girl’s Trip, Night School, Like a Boss, The Card Counter)
George Wallace – Legendary Comedian aka Mr. Vegas (Batman Forever, Ladykillers, Little Nicky)
Ralph Farquhar – Veteran Executive Producer, Writer, Director (Disney’s The Proud Family:Louder and Prouder, Moesha,  Married with Children, The Parkers, Krush Groove, The Proud Family)
Chris Spencer – Executive Producer, Writer (Real Husband of Hollywood, Soul Train Music Awards, BET Awards, Image Awards, 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Showtime Comedy Specials)
Bill Duke – Actor, Director, Producer (Black Lightning, Commando, Hoodlum, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Dallas)
Brian J. White – Actor  (Stomp the Yard, Ray Donovan, Ambitions)
Tony T. Roberts – Actor, Comedian (Meet the Blacks, Uncle Buck, All Def Comedy)
Flame Monroe – Comedian (Tiffany Haddish Presents : They Ready, Charlamagne Tha God’s Black Effect Podcast)
Aida Rodriguez – Comedian (Around the world in 80 Days, Tiffany Haddish Presents : They Ready, The Comedian, We Need to Talk About America)
Michael Colyar – Actor, Comedian (The Cleveland Show, Holiday Heartbreak, Poetic Justice, Hollywood Shuffle)
Chaunte Wayans – Comedian (Wayans’ Family, Tiffany Haddish Presents : They Ready, Fifty Shades of Black, My Wife and Kids)
Dorian Wilson – Actor (In the Cut, The Parkers, A Wesley Christmas)
Coco Brown – Actress, Comedian (For Better or Worse, The Single Moms Club, The Neighborhood)
Scruncho – Comedian, Actor (I Got the Hook Up:2, How High, School Dance, Wild’n Out)
Jasmine Burke – Actor (Saints and Sinners, Karen, Big mommas:Like Father, Like Son, Angrily Ever After)

The Humor Mill Awards
The Humor Mill Awards


August Richards – Actor (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Vampire Academy, Angel)
Tina Knowles Lawson – Businesswoman, Fashion Designer
Richard Lawson – Actor (For Colored Girls, Black Fist, Always a Bride’s Maid, How Stella Got Her Groove Back)
Glynn Turman – Actor (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Women of the Movement, A Different World, Cooley High

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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