The Comedy Awards inaugural broadcast, April 10 on The Comedy Network

Broadcast details are now revealed for the first annual broadcast of THE COMEDY AWARDS, airing Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, only on The Comedy Network.

With Canada’s Daryn Jones hosting exclusive red carpet hits throughout the broadcast, THE COMEDY AWARDS honours the best in comedy and will feature appearances from the likes of Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and more.

As announced earlier this week, Eddie Murphy will be honoured as the recipient of the inaugural Comedy Icon Award. Murphy has been selected as this year’s individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Murphy will be honored for his work in stand-up, sketch, film and television, among other numerous pioneering achievements.

The Comedy Network has also confirmed that presenters and attendees for THE COMEDY AWARDS include comedy stars, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Bill Hader, Chloë Moretz, Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, with further talent announcements forthcoming.

Grammy Award-winning artist, The Roots, will entertain the audience throughout the event as THE COMEDY AWARDS house band. The inaugural event will also feature for the first time Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island, performing “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon live.

The Comedy Icon Award, along with the previously announced Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence, will be presented during the taping of the first annual event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom this Saturday, March 26.

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