This Year’s Variety Power of Comedy Award Going to Aziz Ansari

(via Variety)

Awards season might be bare for comedies as we saw with The Spirit Awards today, but that’s why, we guess, comedy has started proliferating more of its own awards. 

Variety is now in its fifth year of honoring a comedian with their Power of Comedy Award and, this year, they have selected Aziz Ansari as the recipient.

There will be a big ceremony that will double as a benefit for the Noreen Fraser Foundation next month in the Belasco Theater featuring stand-up from the likes of Jerrod Carmichael, Tig Notaro, and Nick Kroll though attendance is probably not open to the general public.

Hopefully, Variety will put clips online afterwards.