EAT IT OTHER CANADIAN CABLE COMEDY CHANNELS! Looks like paying large sums of money for the rights to The Daily Show and Inside Amy Schumer has paid off because they were both big winners at last night’s Emmy Awards, the biggest and most well-respected awards show in the universe.
The Daily Show took home golden space ladies for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, which shouldn’t come as a surprise because everybody loves this friggin’ show. This is probably like, their millionth Emmy so they probably don’t even really care but it there’s one thing that all champions share it’s the desire to win over and over again until it becomes boring. Does Trevor Noah have what it takes to keep the streak alive? FIND OUT SEPTEMBER 28th.
Inside Amy Schumer won the first-ever Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Emmy, meaning hack comedians on Twitter were making countless virginity jokes as soon as it was announced. Ten years from now when Amy is the known as the “more interesting Meryl Streep” and is dominating Hollywood films, this Emmy win will be a tiny blip on her Wikipedia page, surrounded by Oscars and marriages to Swedish princes.
With Andy Samberg hosting a show written by Scott Aukerman and his Comedy Bang! Bang! crew, last night’s show was a pretty good one, comedy-wise. Unfortunately you’ve missed it by several hours but fear not because you can watch it on for free. You’ll see moments like Tracy Morgan making a heartfelt return to the stage, Ricky Gervais being starved for attention, Amy Poehler getting snubbed again, Jimmy Kimmel eating cardboard and other stars smiling and crying about small format, filmed entertainment!
Here’s the full list of comedy winners. To find out who won in the dramatic categories check out our bizzaro brethren at the Tragedy Network.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key and Peele
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
Late Show
The Tonight Show
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Adam Driver (Girls)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Alec Berg (Silicon Valley)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
Jill Soloway (Transparent)
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche (Veep)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Last Man on Earth)
Jill Soloway (Transparent)
Armando Iannucci (Veep)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Inside Amy Schumer
Key and Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart