It was a night full of laughs and honors happening in New York City as the inaugural of the LOL Comedy Honors was presented. The event took at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, NY on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The LOL Comedy Honors is a ceremony dedicated to gather in celebration of the many legends that have pioneered the art of comedy, while also honoring the comedians of today who’ve utilized their talents and creativity to entertain millions.
Hosting this monumental awards show was veteran comedians Bill Bellamy and Kim Coles. Both Bellamy and Coles are no strangers to the industry and are thrilled to be able to honor their peers with recognition that is long overdue. There will also be special musical performances, tributes, and of course comedic skits throughout the evening.
Here is the official list of the 2017 Honorees:
Paul Mooney: The Honor for Creative Excellence
George Wallace: The Living Legend Honor
Marsha Warfield: The Comedy Queen Pioneer Honor
Terry Hodges: The Charlie Murphy Road Warrior Honor
D.L. Hughley: Voice of a Generation Honor
Mike Epps: The Richard Pryor Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Luenell: The Moms Mabley Legacy Honor
Joe Torry: The Robin Harris Legend Honor
John Laster: The Ray Murphy Memorial Honor
Juhahn Jones: The Social Media Comic Influencer of the Year Honor
A Special Tribute to the Queens of Comedy ( Mo’Nique, Adele Givens, Sommore and Laura Hayes)
The 2017 LOL Comedy Honors was also pleased to announce Hidden Agenda, Ncindustrii, The Marriott Hotel, African American Women in Cinema, and 4.0 Public Relations & Marketing, as this year’s sponsors.
Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Published by Judith Davis