A History Of Funny Was Made At The LOL Comedy Honors

Some of your comedy favorites old and new converged at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, New York.  They came out to honor and celebrate one another at the inaugural LOL Comedy Honors. This is the first award show geared to the comedy. That’s crazy, right?lol comedy honors

Think about all of the comedy greats of the past. The Richard Pryor, Red Fox, Bernie Mac and others that were never honored for their comedic chops.  The event took place a few short blocks from the legendary Apollo Theater, at the Alhambra Ball Room, it was so fitting.  I covered the red carpet and had a ball. I’ve never laughed so much. Comedians are always on and they don’t disappoint.

I had to do a video recap. I wanted to know what the comedy world is like from the lady perspective. Comedy is a male dominated field.

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Comedian Cocoa Brown

Comedian Cocoa Brown was in the building, you may also know her as Jennifer in the sitcom Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.

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Comedian Marsha Warfield

I was so excited to meet Marsha Warfield, I loved Night Court back in the day.  She was the 2017 Comedy Queen Pioneer Honoree. She is so deserving, she was my favorite of the night.

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Comedian Adele Givens

Adele Givens was another favorite, plus her Bantu-knot-out was so freaking magical. Like seriously. She is a comedian who is also an actor, my favorite movie with her is The Players Club, she was Tricks she was a tripper pair with Ronnie.  They had a special tribute to the Queens of Comedy which also includes Adele, Mo’Nique, Sommore and Laura Hayes.

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Comedian Bernie Mac’s Widow Rhonda McCullough

The former Mrs. Bernie Mac (Rhonda McCullough) hit the carpet. They gave out an award in her deceased husbands honor; “Bernie Mac Comedy King of the Year Honoree.” It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with her.

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Comedian Paul Mooney

Paul Mooney is legendary and I’m just thrilled to be in his company.  We took a selfie but it was so blurry I won’t share it.  Paul is a writer, social critic, actor and he was a writer for comedian Richard Pryor.   You may have recognized him from Chappelle’s Show.  Paul was the honoree for The Honor for Creative Excellence.

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Comedian Brothers Joe & Guy Torrie

Funny brothers Joe and Guy Torry hit the carpet full of shenanigans. It is hard to keep comedians from being funny.  Joe Torry was the honoree of the Robin Harris Legend Honor.

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Comedian and Host Bill Bellamy

Comedian Bill Bellamy was in full on funny man mode on the red carpet. He chatted with the media and exchanged silly behaviors with his fellow comedians. Bill was my favorite character to hate in the movie classic Love Jones.  Bill was the host for the night.

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Comedian Lunelle

Comedian Lunelle was on the carpet in all of her gold glory.  They there a lot of funny packed into her short stature.  Luenell has been in the game for a long time, she was been featured in  “Think Like A Man”, “Hotel Transylvania” with Adam Sandler, “Taken 2” with Liam Neeson and more. You can find her on the tube as well.  Luenell was the honoree for the Moms Mabley Legacy Honor.

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Comedian Lil Rel

I was looking forward to seeing comedian Lil Rel, he is having the best year ever. He was in the box office hit Get Out, featured in a few episodes of Insecure and most recently featured in Jay-Z’s short video Moonlight as Joey.  Lil Rel was the honoree of the Bernie Mac Comedy King of the Year Honoree.

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Comedians Jasmin Brown and Tristen Winger

You’ve probably seen Jasmin Brown and her hilarious viral videos on your favorite social media channel at @watchjazzy. Funny guy, Tristen Winger has been on Issa Rae’s HBO’s hit show Insecure as Thug Yoda. Both of these young talents are on 50 Cents news comedy sketch show 50 Central. Think 2017 In Living Color.

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Comedian Vena E

Comedian Vena E aka @yesimprettyvee can also be seen on your favorite social media website. Notoriously wearing her hot pink robe Ms. Vena is bringing you the laughs.

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Comedian Juhahn Jones

Comedian Juhahn Jones is another social media star that is blazing a path in comedy.  He is having a good year as well, he was the honoree of the Social Media Comic Influencer of the Year Honor.

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Comedians Talent & D.L. Hugley

Comedian D.L. Hughley is known for a lot of things, but to the old heads, he is known from his hit show The Hugleys. Lately, D.L. has been making waves as a political commentator. A veteran in the game for sure. He was the honoree of the Voice of a Generation Honor. This award is so appropriate.

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My comedian, Babe.

Babe was my wing man for the night, he helped me capture the Lol Comedy Honors red carpet.  The award show was all inclusive, I met some of the dopest comedy legends in the game. I also chatted with the up and coming comedians. Social media has changed the game and it’s a new platform to showcase your talent.  It is nice to see all facets of comedy embraced.


Do you have a favorite comedian? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Saisha

    This looks like a cool event! We play the comedy stations in the car all the time. I can only imagine how hilarious all the presenters and guests were. You guys also looked great!

  2. Toiia L. Rukuni

    The Comedy Awards Honors seem so amazing! I love all of the pictures in this post, where you truly were able to capture the participants of the events. I saw so many familiar faces like Bill Bellamy, and Guy and Joe Torrie! You looked fabulous Mimi!

  3. Tiffany Haywood

    Whoa! This event looks like it was definitely THE Place To Be!! I love how comedians can change and entire atmosphere with laughter. Thanks for giving a glimpse into the evening – wish I could have been there 😉

  4. Kirstin Fuller

    Looks like y’all had a blast! Paul Mooney is one of my favorites and I’d love to see him live.

  5. Jonna

    I’ve never heard of this event before. I recognize a lot of these comedians too – probably telling my age LOL

  6. Kristin

    This looked like SO MUCH FUN!! I love to laugh and you captured some of my favorite comedians! That’s so awesome that they honored Bernie Mack….a legend!

  7. Keisha Williams

    I need to be your wing woman one day for all the cool events you attend.

  8. Alli Smith

    There are so many great comedians present! I remember watching Night Court – it was a favorite! It’s exciting to see them get the recognition they deserve. After all, laughter is the best medicine!

  9. candy

    Always nice to enjoy an evening out with friends. Nice to remember those comedians that made us laugh.

  10. Amber Myers

    This sounds like a fun event! I always like to laugh, so I’d have had a blast here. You look fantastic too!

  11. Jeanette

    Now that sounds like a great night! I love hearing comedians! Most of the time I am hurting so bad from laughter after.

  12. Sarah Bailey

    I have to admit I’ve not heard of the comedy honours before, but what a great sounding event and lovely way to honour those that make us laugh!

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  14. Holly

    It looks like you had so much fun! And best of all you saw so many fantastic comedians. I loved Marsha Warfield in Night Court too!

  15. Tomi C

    Looks like you had a blast. Is that Luenell (?) I see in that one pic? She’s hilarious. Lil’ Rel is funny too. Hate that I won’t see him The Carmichael Show anymore but I hope he returns to tv soon.

  16. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    What a cool event! I would have loved to have been in the presence of some of those great comedy legends!

  17. Jacqui S

    This looks like such a fun event! I’ve been to a red carpet event a couple of times and the energy and vibes are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Sarah Honey

    You looked beautiful! Looks like an amazing event to be apart of!

  19. Jaime Nicole

    Wow, what a star studded event! I would have LOVED to meet Bill Bellamy – he’s so funny!

  20. Liz Mays

    It’s really nice that Bernie Mac was honored during the show. Meeting so many comedians must have been amazing!

  21. Tione

    I would love to attend an event like this, it seems so fan plus getting to meet the stars.

  22. TIm B

    I’ve met D.L. Hugley before. Funny guy who was down to earth to hang out with from my experience.

  23. Kita Bryant

    So glad to see some of these people getting recognized. They deserve it!

  24. Dhemz

    oh, how fun is that! Looks like an awesome event. I love your outfit. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Jilly Spellman

    You look amazing. Rhonda’s dress is so pretty. I actually met Bernie Mac on an elevator when I was a studio page in California and he was really nice. He was a great guy.

  26. Eloise

    I love comedy, I try to go to comedy shows as much as I can (from well known to the newbies trying to make it!) You’re very lucky to have had such an opportunity like this… how fun!

  27. Nikki

    That sounds like an awesome event! I’ve only been to a few live comedy shows, but they were so much fun to watch. Looks like an amazing roster of talent!

  28. Candice

    Oh my goodness this looked like a great night! I think Lil Rel is hilarious. I loved seeing him in Insecure, hoping that him and Molly would start a long distance relationship lol. My fav’s of the night would have been him and D.L. Hughley.

  29. Nicole

    This looks like so much fun! I think I would’ve died with all the comic there because everyone is so funny!

  30. Catvills

    I always like a good hearty laugh and I am glad that these people who work hard to entertain us was given the accolade they deserve.

  31. Eva

    What an amazing experience! Marsha Warfield was my favorite on Night Court… so nice to see her face. Great photos of legendary comedians!

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