On the heels of this morning's nominee announcement
, the actors, writers, directors and animators who received nods from The Comedy Awards shared their thoughts on the big reveal, thoughts that proved to be just as irreverent and vaguely disquieting as one would hope.Ricky Gervais
' reaction on his inclusion in the Stand-Up Special
category for his "Out Of England 2"
was almost suspiciously innocuous. He claimed "it is an honor to be nominated for my stand up at this, the first-ever 'The Comedy Awards'," then adding "in 68 years time, I intend to host it and get it cancelled," and confirming all our suspicions of him as a diabolical comedic mastermind.
Fellow "Stand-Up Special"
nom Whitney Cummings
was relieved that she received a nod in the comedy genre at all. "My special is called 'Whitney Cummings: Money Shot," she explained, "so I'm just glad I didn't get nominated for an AVN award." She then got all self-effacing on us, adding, "I'd say its cool that I'm the only girl nominated, but then again, I'm not sure how many people consider me a girl."Jimmy Kimmel
, whose show received a nod in the "Late Night Comedy Series"
category, reacted to the news with his usual grace and aplomb, noting, "It is a great honor to be nominated for an award, even this one."
And good old Homer Simpson
, never one to mince words, got right to the heart of the nominee experience with his sage observation: "Just what America needs: another awards show. How many tickets do I get?"