Comedy Central will host the inaugural Comedy Awards from New York City on Mar. 26, with the show airing across MTV networks on Apr. 10, the network announced Monday.
The awards, honoring the best in comedy television shows, actors, digital content, film and stand-up, will be taped at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom and telecast 15 days later on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, Nick At Night and VH1.
Nominees will be chosen by The Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which includes Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Seth McFarlane, Ray Romano and more. The winners will then be chosen by 500-1,000 invite-only writers, producers, performers and other members of the comedy community, as well as several fan-favorite awards.