The Comedy Awards

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David Letterman Receives Top Honor at Inaugural Comedy Awards

David Letterman

David Letterman received the top honor as the recipient of the "Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence" at the inaugural Comedy Awards.

The event, which honored the industry's top writers, directors, actors and stand-up comedians, took place in New York last month and was simulcast on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick at Nite on Sunday.

Scoop on Modern Family, The Office and more at the Comedy Awards

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Premiered: April 10, 2011
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Premise: The first annual ceremony celebrating humorous contributions to film, TV and the Internet includes an inaugural Comedy Icon Award for Eddie Murphy and the presentation of the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence. Attendees include Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Andy Samberg, and the Roots are the house band for the event, which was taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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