Last Night's Parties: The First Annual Comedy Awards, How To Succeed In Business Hits Broadway

by Mara Siegler · March 28, 2011

Some of the world's funniest people came out to congratulate each other, Daniel Radcliffe  took the Broadway stage, drag Queens put on their best ball gowns for a good cause, and more! Take a look at what happened while you were out boozing this weekend.


Where: Hammerstein Ballroom, Monkey Bar

Who Was There: Andy Richter, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Chris Henchy, Craig Robinson, Chloe Moretz, Jon Crier, Jon Stewart, Judy Mcgrath, Michele Ganeless, Kristen Schaal, Kristen Wiig, Louie CK, Stephen Colbert, Olivia Munn, Rob Corddry

Other Details: Comedy heavyweights came out Saturday night for the first ever awards ceremony. Eddie Murphy was given the Career Icon Award, David Letterman was presented a Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence by Bill Murray, Modern Family took home Best Comedy Series, and Alec Baldwin scored a Best Comedy Actor in Television Award.The Lonely Island guys, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone, performed their digital short "I Just Had Sex," with Akon and John Crier explained what he has been doing since Charlie Sheen went insane and killed "Two And A Half Men."

The Comedy Awards

Jon Cryer Has a Lot of Time on His Hands.


The Comedy Awards

The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump


Where: Hirschfeld Theatre, The Plaza

Who Was There: John Larroquette, Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway, Tammy Blanchard, Rob Ashford, Liza Minnelli, John Stamos, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee, Adam Duritz, Anika Noni Rose, Candy Spelling, Garry Marshall, Barbara Marshall, David Hyde Pierce, Victor Garber

Other Details: Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter himself, stepped into his new role of career opportunist J. Pierpont Finch this weekend for the revival of Frank Loesser's 1961 musical. When standing next to his co-star John Larroquette, who plays Daniel's boss in the play, they kind of look like grandson and grandpa. It's kind of adorable! The young star told Bloomberg News of: dropping acting for the corporate world: “I have literally no business acumen,” he added. “I think I’d be quite bored.” After the show guests head to the Plaza to celebrate. [Via]-


Where: SPiN NY

Who Was There: Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Sarandon, Okelo Kelo Sam, Judah Friedlander, Josh Ritter, Charlie Mars, Derek Cruz, Jesse Malin

Other Details: Susan Sarandon and Mary Louis Parker hosted an event this weekend to benefit orphans and child soldiers in Uganda. Guests were treated to a special performance by Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Josh Ritter, Jesse Malin, Charlie Mars, and Hope North founder Okello Kelo Sam. There was of course, also lots of ping pong. [Via]

Night of a Thousand Gowns

Where: Marriott Hotel

Who Was There: Mike Ruiz, Simon van Kempen, Alex Mcord, Dina Manzo, Daniel Corten, Stevie Hannigan, TJ Kelly, Jonathan Bender, Epiphany Get Paid

Other Details: The black tie dinner, dance, coronation & fundraiser is now in its 25th year and has managed to raise over one million dollars. Funds are donated to The Trevor Project and Ali Forney Center. Glamor was the key word of the evening! [Via]





Opening Night of Monodramas

Where: New York City Opera

Who Was There: Lou Reed, John Zorn, Rufus Wainwright, Jorn Weisbrodt, Alex McCord, Simon Van Kempen, George Steel, Michael Counts

Other Details: On Friday, the New York City Opera presented a triple bill of one-person works, called “Monodramas,” the most traditional of which was Arnold Schoenberg’s “Erwartung.”The Washington Post comments on the eclectic audience in their review-which included Lou Reed and Rufus Waiwright-and recommended this for those new to the opera. [Via]