April 29, 2012 19:34:47 GMT
Funny people gathered in New York City on Saturday to witness Robin Williams being honored with Icon Award.
It was the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards on Saturday, April 28 in New York City. The taped awards show gave out honors to such comedic icons as Robin Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Don Rickles and Amy Poehler.
Williams, the star of such movies as "Patch Adams" and "Mrs. Doubtfire", received the Icon Award at the bash. During his acceptance speech he calls himself "one of the luckiest (bleeps) in show business, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest."
Rickles was handed the Johnny Carson Award by Jon Stewart. "People love Don Rickles, but comics revere Don Rickles. He's the first guy to come out and go, 'What's so special about you people?' He turned it around and showed comics we could fight back," Stewart said.
McCarthy, the star of "Bridesmaids", took Best Actress, Film nod. The movie itself went home with three other awards; best comedy film, best comedy screenplay and best director for Paul Fieg. "Bridesmaids" writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo jumped on each other on stage when receiving the Best Comedy, Film win. French actor Jean Dujardin won the best film actor for "The Artist".
Meanwhile, Poehler and her television show "Parks and Recreation" won best TV actress and best comedy series. "Modern Family" 's Ty Burrell won the best TV actor.
The awards show won't air until May 6 at 9/8c on Comedy Central. The complete list of winners is as follows: