Louis C.K. wins big in Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards

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The results are in for the first ever Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards. Voting began Dec. 5 and ended this morning. We really wanted to thank you all for participating– whether it was just voting or sharing the poll or both. We’ve listed all the nominees below and bolded the winners. And if you want to skip a summary of the list below, you should do that now. If you want a few more details than the list offers, you should keep reading here.

In each category the race between first and second place was generally close. The one exception was the favorite stand-up comedian category, which found Louis C.K. getting 46 percent of the total votes. Doug Stanhope landed second with 9.8 percent of the votes.

Our readers also voted Louie their favorite comedy show (19.5 percent) edging out Community which earned 16.6 percent of the votes. South Park is your favorite animated comedy show (nearly 25 percent of the votes); and Archer earned second place with 18.3 percent of the votes. Your favorite sketch group is Good Neighbor (32 percent of the votes) beating out Birthday Boys, who earned 26.2 percent of the votes. In the category of favorite new comedy podcast, The Todd Glass Show takes the crown with more than 25 percent of the votes. The real fight here was for second place: The Lavender Hour edged out You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes— 20.69 percent of the votes to 20.66 percent of the votes.

The Joe Rogan Experience (18.6 percent of the votes) beat out WTF with Marc Maron (15 percent of the votes) in the favorite podcast category while Funny Or Die took the favorite comedy website category with 36 percent of the votes; The Onion landed at second with nearly 31 percent of the votes. Rob Delaney earned almost 23 percent of the votes in the best tweeter category, which was enough to top Michael Ian Black, who scored nearly 21 percent of the votes.

The longest running national comedy festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs won in the favorite fest category with more than 30 percent of the votes; the well-respected Sketchfest in San Francisco landed at second with more than 28 percent of the votes. And finally, Death By Roo Roo nabbed the favorite improv troupe prize, with 23.7 percent of the vote. Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare came in second with more than 21 percent of the votes.

Favorite Stand-Up Comedian

Brian Regan
Sarah Silverman
Marc Maron
Kevin Hart
Patton Oswalt
Lewis Black
Louis C.K.
Lisa Lampanelli
Doug Stanhope
Daniel Tosh

* Favorite Comedy Show

30 Rock
The League
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Office
Happy Endings

* Favorite Animated Comedy Show

The Simpsons
Beavis and Butt-head
Family Guy
The Cleveland Show
South Park
Ugly Americans
Bob’s Burgers
American Dad
Life and Times of Tim

* Favorite Musical Comedy Act

Tim Minchin
Garfunkel and Oates
Bo Burnham
Reggie Watts
Axis of Awesome
MC Mr. Napkins

* Favorite Sketch Group

Birthday Boys
Good Neighbor
Hip Hop Penguin
Uncle Mom

* Favorite New Comedy Podcast

Last Pod Casting
The Lavender Hour
Talkin’ Shit with Jim and Eddie
You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
The Todd Glass Show

* Favorite Comedy Podcast

Smartest Man in the World
WTF with Marc Maron
The Joe Rogan Experience
Doug Loves Movies
Comedy Bang Bang
The Pod F. Tomkast
Girl on Guy
Adam Carolla Show
Fitzdog Radio
Never Not Funny
Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast
The Morning After

* Favorite Comedy Website

National Lampoon
The Onion
College Humor
Funny or Die

* Favorite Comedian Tweeter

Rob Delaney
Michael Ian Black
Eddie Pepitone
Neal Brennan
Morgan Murphy
Joe Mande
Anthony Jeselnik
Brody Stevens

* Favorite Comedy Festival

Just for Laughs (Montreal)
New York Comedy Festival (NYC)
Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland)
Sketchfest (San Fransisco)
LaughFest (Grand Rapids)

* Favorite Improv Troupe

Mike Helicopter (Chicago)
Improvised Shakespeare (Chicago)
King Ten (LA)
Death by Roo Roo (New York/LA)
The Smokes (LA)
Convoy (LA)

About the Author

Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor in chief of Laughspin. He launched Punchline Magazine in 2005 (which became Laughspin in the summer of 2011) with childhood friend Bill Bergmann. Dylan lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and two sons. He hopes the Shire is real.

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