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Comedy Central is creating its own awards show, The Comedy Awards, which will be taped March 26 in New York City. The show will air on April 10 on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, Nick at Nite, and Vh1. Nominees will be selected by a board of directors, whose members include James Burrows, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Paramount studio chief Brad Grey, Seth MacFarlane, director Adam McKay (The Other Guys), producer Jimmy Miller (Step Brothers), director Jay Roach (Dinner for Schmucks), Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten (exec producer, Men of a Certain Age), and Phil Rosenthal (exec producer, Everybody Loves Raymond). According to a network statement, “The winners will be chosen by an invitation-only voting body comprised of 500-1000 members from the comedy community — including writers, producers, performers and directors,” as well as “the voice of fans.”

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