First Annual Palm Springs International Comedy Festival’s Awards Gala took place on Saturday, November 10th at Hotel Zoso’s Filmore Ballroom.
The star studded, black tie awards gala honored the best comedic celebrity talents in stand-up, film and television. Comedian Kathy Griffin was presented with the “Comedian of the Year” Award, while Illeana Douglas received the “Pioneer in Comedy Award” for the first ever branded Web series “Easy To Assemble.” The award-winning cast and production team of Paramount’s summer blockbuster “Book Club” were presented with the “Stanley Kramer Mad World Comedy Award.”
Celebrities in attendance included Kathy Griffin, Illeana Douglas, Ed Begley Jr., Karen Sharpe Kramer, Kat Kramer, Geoffrey Mark, ‘Book Club’ Director/Producer Bill Holderman, Writer/Producer Erin Simms, Wayne Federman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Festival Director/Founder Paul Cruz. Veteran performer Tommi Rose hosted the gala.
The festival continues on November 17-18th. For more information, please visit www.palmspringscomedyfest.com
Photo Credit: Danielle Mathias