The Humor Mill Comedy Awards
The Humor Mill Comedy Awards was established as a way to honor and celebrate the diverse, dynamic world of urban comedy. Recognizing the hard work and influence of comedians in shaping mainstream culture, the show will educate audiences on the history and future of comedy.
The Humor Mill Comedy Awards was curated to recognize the vibrant world of comedy, including seasoned comedians and the rise of social media stars who have achieved widespread fame on platforms like Vine, TikTok and Instagram with the rise of online comedy. The live-to-tape production will honor a blend of veteran comics who have paved the way and emerging social influencers who are carving a new lane. The migration from traditional stand-up comedy to social media stardom has shifted the comedic landscape leading to an explosion of creativity, content and exposure for comedic artists.
VOTING IS OPEN!
Cast your vote for your favorite comedians and comedic performances in multiple categories! Tune in February 22st to see who walks away with a Humor Mill Comedy Award! Voting ends February 17th at 11:59pm PST!
BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood
It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman has a resume spanning over 30 years since his start in the business at six years old. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry.
Chris co-created and executive produced the award-winning hit original series on BET entitled Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon and Robin Thicke to name a few.
In addition to Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chris has been the head writer for countless award shows featuring hosts such as Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes and Cedric the Entertainer.
If Chris Spencer looks familiar, it’s probably because you may have seen his Showtime Special “Chris Spencer…the Other Chris” or his TV credits, which include Blackish, Being Mary Jane, Black Love, Jimmy Kimmel, Def Comedy Jam or his own late-night talk show, VIBE. He currently has a radio show on Siriux/XM with his wife entitled Date Night with Chris and Vanessa which is in its second season.
He has published the bestselling book 150 Ways to Tell If You’re Ghetto. His notable writer/producer projects also include The Emmy’s, The ESPY Awards, The BET Awards, SNL and the MTV Video Music Awards…to name a few.
Chris has also moved behind the lens, directing episodic television, several music videos, game shows, comedy specials, various commercials and his first feature called Back On The Strip starring Tiffany Haddish and Wesley Snipes
Roberts first stepped onto the stage at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michigan. After Performing on BET's comic view a fan gave Tony a gold chain with a microphone on it, and told him he was her favorite comic. Tony wears it to every performance he has.
He has appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's ComicView, and It's Showtime at the Apollo. In February 2006, Roberts was picked to participate in the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
Roberts has performed his stand-up all over the world and in most of the major clubs in the States from New York to Los Angeles such as Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Caroline's, One Night Stans, Celebrity Theater, the Boston Comedy Club, The Peppermint Lounge, All Jokes Aside, Fox Theatre and Regal Theatre.
He has been in the BET Comedy Tour, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam Tour, and USO TOUR. He was the recipient of the BET Robin Harris Award for Most Original Comic and took 2nd place in the Oakland Comedy Competition.
In addition to stand-up, Roberts has appeared in the movies, B. Cole's “A Get2gether”, Damon Dash's “Death of a Dynasty” and Coke Daniels' "Gangsta rap," which is entered in Sundance 2007. He landed national Burger King Commercials and toured with the inspirational musical stage play “If These Hips Could Talk” and “Ain't Nothing Like Family.” His stand-up is featured on two interlude tracks on the Styles P album Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman).
Born in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Juhahn Jones has dreamed of life as an entertainer since his youth. After landing a guest spot on HBO’s series,The Wire, and confirming membership into the SAG Union, he moved to Los Angeles to further his career. Juhahn can be seen in numerous television shows and films such as Rebel by John Singleton, The Starving Games, The Blexicans and Going for Broke. In 2012 Juhahn received an NAACP Image Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for his outstanding performance in the Off-Broadway production of Sunday Morning.
With over 44 acting credits in television and film to date and growing, Juhahn’s momentum continues to catch the eye of award-winning directors, A-List celebrities, casting directors, producers and bestselling authors who want to collaborate with him. In 2016 Juhahn teamed up with Literary Agent Brookshire Lafayette and New York TimesBestselling Author of the smash hit movie Soul Food Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire to write his first book,The Hill to a Mil: 7 Steps to Building Your Social Media, Business or Brand to a Million Followers.
As Juhahn's entertainment career grows, so does his fan base. Recently, he has been able to build his social media following from 5k to over 1.2 Million on Instagram alone -- a following that is still rapidly growing across all social media outlets! As a Social Influencer, he has created a platform for people and companies to connect and showcase their talent and products. Juhahn Jones has a social media presence and an overall entertainment career that is rising exponentially and without a doubt is a star to watch.
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About The Humor Mill
The Humor Mill Comedy Awards was established as a way to honor and celebrate the diverse, dynamic world of urban comedy. Recognizing the hard work and influence of comedians in shaping mainstream culture, the show will educate audiences on the history and future of comedy. The show will pay homage to comedians through tributes including The Icon and Lifetime Achievement Awards to celebrate their contributions to the field. For more information on Humor Mill, visit www.humormilltv.com or connect on social media @humor_mill on Instagram, @thehumormill on Twitter and @HumorMill on Facebook