• Louis C.K. wins big in Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

    The results are in for the first ever Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards. Voting began Dec. 5 and ended this morning. We really wanted to thank you all for participating– whether it was just voting or sharing the poll or both. We’ve listed all the nominees below and bolded the winners. And if you want to skip a summary of the list below, you should do that now. If you want a few more details than the list offers, you should keep reading here.

    In each category the race between first and second place was generally close. The one exception was the favorite stand-up comedian category, which found Louis C.K. getting 46 percent of the total votes. Doug Stanhope landed second with 9.8 percent of the votes.

    Our readers also voted Louie their favorite comedy show (19.5 percent) edging out Community which earned 16.6 percent of the votes. South Park is your favorite animated comedy show (nearly 25 percent of the votes); and Archer earned second place with 18.3 percent of the votes. Your favorite sketch group is Good Neighbor (32 percent of the votes) beating out Birthday Boys, who earned 26.2 percent of the votes. In the category of favorite new comedy podcast, The Todd Glass Show takes the crown with more than 25 percent of the votes. The real fight here was for second place: The Lavender Hour edged out You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes— 20.69 percent of the votes to 20.66 percent of the votes.

    The Joe Rogan Experience (18.6 percent of the votes) beat out WTF with Marc Maron (15 percent of the votes) in the favorite podcast category while Funny Or Die took the favorite comedy website category with 36 percent of the votes; The Onion landed at second with nearly 31 percent of the votes. Rob Delaney earned almost 23 percent of the votes in the best tweeter category, which was enough to top Michael Ian Black, who scored nearly 21 percent of the votes.

    The longest running national comedy festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs won in the favorite fest category with more than 30 percent of the votes; the well-respected Sketchfest in San Francisco landed at second with more than 28 percent of the votes. And finally, Death By Roo Roo nabbed the favorite improv troupe prize, with 23.7 percent of the vote. Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare came in second with more than 21 percent of the votes.

    Favorite Stand-Up Comedian

    Brian Regan
    Sarah Silverman
    Marc Maron
    Kevin Hart
    Patton Oswalt
    Lewis Black
    Louis C.K.
    Lisa Lampanelli
    Doug Stanhope
    Daniel Tosh

    * Favorite Comedy Show

    30 Rock
    The League
    Modern Family
    Parks and Recreation
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    The Office
    Happy Endings

    * Favorite Animated Comedy Show

    The Simpsons
    Beavis and Butt-head
    Family Guy
    The Cleveland Show
    South Park
    Ugly Americans
    Bob’s Burgers
    American Dad
    Life and Times of Tim

    * Favorite Musical Comedy Act

    Tim Minchin
    Garfunkel and Oates
    Bo Burnham
    Reggie Watts
    Axis of Awesome
    MC Mr. Napkins

    * Favorite Sketch Group

    Birthday Boys
    Good Neighbor
    Hip Hop Penguin
    Uncle Mom

    * Favorite New Comedy Podcast

    Last Pod Casting
    The Lavender Hour
    Talkin’ Shit with Jim and Eddie
    You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
    The Todd Glass Show

    * Favorite Comedy Podcast

    Smartest Man in the World
    WTF with Marc Maron
    The Joe Rogan Experience
    Doug Loves Movies
    Comedy Bang Bang
    The Pod F. Tomkast
    Girl on Guy
    Adam Carolla Show
    Fitzdog Radio
    Never Not Funny
    Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast
    The Morning After

    * Favorite Comedy Website

    National Lampoon
    The Onion
    College Humor
    Funny or Die

    * Favorite Comedian Tweeter

    Rob Delaney
    Michael Ian Black
    Eddie Pepitone
    Neal Brennan
    Morgan Murphy
    Joe Mande
    Anthony Jeselnik
    Brody Stevens

    * Favorite Comedy Festival

    Just for Laughs (Montreal)
    New York Comedy Festival (NYC)
    Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland)
    Sketchfest (San Fransisco)
    LaughFest (Grand Rapids)

    * Favorite Improv Troupe

    Mike Helicopter (Chicago)
    Improvised Shakespeare (Chicago)
    King Ten (LA)
    Death by Roo Roo (New York/LA)
    The Smokes (LA)
    Convoy (LA)

    Dylan P. Gadino

    Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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