Doug Williams, host of the Starz original series Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2009 Beacon Awards Gala on Oct. 26, 2009.
Held ar the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, the Beacon Awards honor excellence in cable communications and public affairs. The ceremony will kick off FORUM 2009: Communicating Cable 3.0: People, Products & Value, from Oct. 26 - 28.
Williams, appearing courtesy of Starz Entertainment, is no stranger to cable television. After breaking into the entertainment industry with a role in The Nutty Professor, with Eddie Murphy, he took his off-beat style of stand-up comedy to the small screen with appearances on BET's Club Comic View. He has since appeared on BET's sketch comedy show The Way We Do It, Comedy Central's Premium Blend VIII, and HBO's The Mind of the Married Man.
"The Beacon Committee was extremely pleased to learn that Doug Williams will ‘MC' the Beacon Awards gala," said ACC executive director Steve Jones in a statement. "Williams will bring his unique brand of humor and insight and create an electric atmosphere as we honor communications and public affairs initiatives for their exemplary work that sets a high standard for their colleagues to emulate."