the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival is Rooftop Comedy's annual marquee festival in Aspen, CO. Partnering with the historic Wheeler Opera House, the Festival features the best emerging comics performing in the world today. The Festival also hosts the National College Comedy Competition Finals, naming the funniest college students in the country.

2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival Awards

Each year Rooftop Comedy recognizes comedians and those working in the field of online comedy who are doing exciting, innovative, and yes, hilarious things.

The nominees were determined by Rooftop Comedy's network of over 3,000 comics, our comedy-obsessed staff, and stellar partner clubs across the country. Winners were ultimately decided by the most appropriate audience per award - including our website visitors, live audiences and performing comics at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, Twitter followers, partner clubs, and, well, us.

The award winners were announced June 13th at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO

This year's categories and nominees are as follows:

The Roofie

WINNER: Robert Hawkins

Nominated by Rooftop Comedy staff and selected by the Academy, The Roofie Award goes to one comedian who stands out as an innovative performer and writer, with a unique voice and overwhelming commitment to the stand-up comedy stage. Magicians and puppet guys are not eligible.

Nominees:

The Golden Shingle

WINNER: Kevin Camia

Awarded by Rooftop Comedy staff to the most outstanding rising stand-up star.

Nominees:

The Silver Nail

WINNERS: Maggie Faris, Dave Waite, Faye Haire, Sean Lecomber, Donnell Keith Grey, Cy Amundson, Ryan Singer, Alex Koll

This award goes out to eight up-and-coming comics working their butts off at one of Rooftop Comedy's partner clubs around the world. Silver Nails deliver the laughs but deserve more attention and, damn it, more work. Rooftop partner clubs and Rooftop Comedy staff nominate candidates, who are then voted on by Rooftop Comedy staff.

Comics' Comic

WINNER: Chad Daniels

Awarded to a working comic who consistently makes other comics laugh.

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Best Club for Emerging Talent

WINNER: Acme Comedy Club (Minneapolis)

Nominated by our 3,000 registered comics, and awarded by Rooftop Comedy comics performing in Aspen in 2008 or 2009 to that comedy club that best supports up-and-coming comedians.

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Best Club to Work

WINNER: Cap City Comedy Club (Austin)

Nominated by our 3,000 registered comics, and awarded to the club that Rooftop Comedy comics most like working. The nominees were determined by our 3,000 registered comics, and the winner is determined by the Rooftop Comedy comics performing in Aspen in 2008 or 2009.

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Clubs' Comic

WINNER: Pete Lee

Awarded by Rooftop Comedy Partner clubs to a single comic with whom they have most enjoyed working and watching perform over the past year.

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Best Online Comedy Forum

WINNER: A Special Thing

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best online comedy forum.

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Best Online Comedy Industry Publication

WINNER: Punchline Magazine

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best online comedy publication.

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Best Sketch Comedy Web Series

WINNER: Mary Van Note Show

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best and funniest on-going comedy web show or series.

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Best Comedy Twitter

WINNER: Jason Sweeney (@sween)

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best and funniest Twitter users. Votes will be accepted on Twitter from 5/26 noon PDT through 6/1 noon PDT. Vote for your favorite by tweeting their name to @RooftopComedy!

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The Best of the Fest

WINNER: Moshe Kasher

Awarded by audience members to the single most entertaining comic performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. The winner will be announced on Rooftop Comedy.com on June 14th.

Viewer's Choice: Clip of the Year 2009

WINNER: 'Thinking of a Tramp Stamp' by Maggie Faris

Selected on RooftopComedy.com, the viewers award their favorite clip! Vote for your favorite clip to take the title of "Clip of the Year!" Submit your vote from Thursday, May 28th, at noon PDT through Thursday, June 4th, at noon PDT online at www.rooftopcomedy.com.


The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival will also host the National Finals for the 2009 National College Comedy Competition. Watch the student performances live from Aspen online and cast your vote! Live web stream coverage begins Thursday, June 11th at 6:45pm (MDT) and wraps Saturday, June 13th at 11:30pm (MDT).

National College Comedy Competition: Winner 2009 Stand-Up Comedy Team and Winner 2009 MVP

NCCC CHAMPIONS: University of Minnesota

STANDUP MVP: Andy Erickson

Semi-finalists:

National College Comedy Competition: Winner 2009 Funny Film

WINNER: "Danny and the Page"

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