Lisa Kudrow will host the 15th Annual Webby Awards on June 13 in New York. As emcee, the former Friend — and star of the award-winning web-series “Web Therapy” — is responsible for enforcing the Webby’s famous five-word acceptance-speech limit. “Lisa Kudrow has really embraced online entertainment, using her iconic style and sense of humor to create ‘Web Therapy,’ one of the funniest web series today,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), in a statement. “She is the natural choice to host this year’s Webby Awards, having been recognized by the Academy for her outstanding role as internet-based therapist Fiona Wallice, creating a whole new character to love for years to come.”
Kudrow won a Webby this year for Best Individual Performance in an Online Video, and “Web Therapy” picked up the award for Best Comedy: Long Form for the second straight year. The show was recently picked up by Showtime and will debut in July.
This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on the Webby Awards official Facebook Page.