Chris Rock and Nick Cannon to be honored at “The 2018 LOL Comedy Honors”

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LOL Comedy Honors

Veteran comedians and superstars Chris Rock and Nick Cannon will both be honored at The 2018 LOL Comedy Honors on November 1, 2018 at New York City’s Gotham Hall. In just its second year, the LOL Comedy Honors is poised to become one the premier awards show of the season. Last year, the honoree mix included D.L. Hughley, George Wallace, Marsha Warfield, Paul Mooney, and Lil Rel Howery. This year, the lineup is even bigger, with Rock, who will receive “The Bernie Mac Comedy King” honor, and Cannon, who will receive “The Dick Gregory Voice of A Generation Honor” respectively.

The black tie gala will be hosted by comedian, LUENELL alongside of New York comic JAMIE ROBERTS, also of Radio 103.9 FM, the official radio sponsor of this year’s event. The musical guest will be R&B sensation CARL THOMAS, known best for his chart-topping hits “I Wish”, “Summer Rain” and “Emotional”.


The LOL Comedy Honors is unlike any other awards show out there. Not one celebrates the full spectrum of the comedy industry, from icons and legends to trailblazers, social media sensations, and even those behind the scenes powerhouses who have helped to build the comedy platform. This annual gala is a 2-hour event dedicated solely to recognizing the best and brightest comics past, present, and on the rise. Comedians are honored for their work in stand-up, on television, in movies, and on social media.

Complete list of honorees (in alphabetical order)

DESI BANKS: Social Media Comic Influencer of the Year Honor
NICK CANNON: The Dick Gregory Voice of A Generation Honor
COCOA BROWN: The Moms Mabley Legacy Honor
J. ANTHONY BROWN: The George Wallace Living Legend Honor
DEON COLE: The 2018 Rising Star Honor
MELANIE COMARCHO: The 2018 Comedy Road Warrior Queen Honor
EARTHQUAKE: The Robin Harris Legacy Honor
MARLA GIBBS: Excellence In Television Comedy
TINA GRAHAM: The Creative Visionary Icon Honor
TRACY MORGAN: The Triumph of Spirit Honor
NY KINGS COMEDY TOUR: The Robin Harris Legend Honor
DONNELL RAWLINGS: The Charlie Murphy Road Warrior Honor
CHRIS ROCK: The Bernie Mac Comedy King Honor
SHERYL UNDERWOOD: The Marsha Warfield Comedy Queen Pioneer Honor
KYM WHITLEY: The 2018 Renaissance Woman of Comedy Honor
THEA VIDAL: The Nell Carter Legacy Honor
DEMOND WILSON: Special Achievement in Television Honor…for “Sanford & Son”
TBA: The Paul Mooney Icon of Creative Excellence


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October 9, 2018 9:53am ET by LOL Comedy Honors  

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