2011 ECNY Awards Now Taking Nominations

The 7th Annual ECNY Awards (you’ll recall that we covered the 6th annual ECNY Awards, much to everyone’s great delight) is now taking nominations for the best intentionally comedic performers in New York. In addition to categories like”Best Sketch Comedy Group” and “Best Host,” the ECNY Awards is adding four new categories, including Best Podcast, Best Storyteller, Best Comedy Event and Best New Category (Oh, comedy!).

The complete list of categories includes: Best Female Stand-Up Comedian; Best Male Stand-Up Comedian; Best Sketch Comedy Group; Best Host; Best Improv Group; Best Musical Comedy Act (Solo or Group); Best One Person Show; Best Comedic Video (Short or Series); Best Variety Show; Best Website; Best Book; Best Technician; Best Flyer or Postcard Design; The Emerging Comic Award; and, most importantly, Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Tweeting.

The ceremony will be hosted for the fourth consecutive year by Jon Friedman, of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and The Rejection Show.

And, since you asked, here’s a bit of trivia, courtesy of ECNY producer Carol Hartsell:

We’re proud to once again celebrate excellence in the comedic performing arts in New York City… and we finally figured out what the acronym stands for, so stop bothering us. The acronym now stands for “Excellence in Comedy, New York City.” So stop bothering us.

Visit the ECNY’s website for rules and regulations on how to go about nominating your favorite arguably funny people.