`Comedy Awards' To Honor Carson


MTV Networks' The Comedy Awards announced Monday that it has named its most prestigious award after legendary comedian Johnny Carson.
The "Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence" will be presented annually in honor of the legendary comedian and talk show host to an individual who embodies the comedic excellence of the renowned and beloved comedic powerhouse, said MTV Networks officials.
"Johnny Carson is one of the biggest legends not only in comedy, but all of entertainment," said Casey Patterson, executive producer and executive vice president event production, MTV Networks Entertainment Group in a statement. "Having this award as part of our show sets the precedent of the premiere film, television and comedic talent that The Comedy Awards will honor each year and is fitting with Johnny's legacy and love of the comedy community."
The inaugural Comedy Awards will air April 10 across multiple networks including Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Nick At Nite.