Click here to read a “nomination” letter I received informing me my podcast has been “selected” to “win” an LA Comedy “Award.” Basically, it’s a “bringer” show with an Internet twist. There’s an article on Splitsider today which explains it perfectly:
If you’re an avid internet comedy fan you may have come across the website for the LA Comedy Awards, an awards show that hands out prizes to stand-ups, podcasts, films, and internet videos, but the whole awards show charges people to participate, allowing entrants to basically buy themselves into an awards show that isn’t a real thing in the first place. Entrants are charged anywhere between $0.99 and $19 to submit their material, and people are even charged to vote, which is completely absurd. It’s all a despicable, low-rent scheme aimed at naive young comedians, taking advantage of their hopes and dreams by promising a big flashy awards show, red carpet interviews, and the chance to add a (phony) award to their resumes if they donate enough money. The LA Comedy Awards website features logos for respected comedy entities like Funny or Die and The Onion as if they sponsor the show when they clearly have nothing to do with it. So, if you’re a young comedy person thinking of entering your stand-up set/podcast/video into this contest think again because it’s the awards show equivalent of a “bringer show” for stand-ups, and an LA Comedy Award is just something some guy made up to take money from gullible comedy novices.
I contacted the guy behind this horseshit and asked him to remove me from his voting scheme. He refused to comply. GREAT, now I get to have fun on the Internet railing against a bullshit subhuman!
He’s nominated my show and many others for “free” in an attempt to build credibility to his completely invented fucktarded awards show. I am sure he will take a generous “Producer” fee to pay rent on his undoubtedly gross apartment in Redondo Beach.
There is no way in the world anyone would be dumb enough to pay 99¢ to vote for this garbage, but the very idea of my name being associated with it is toilet trash on a level I can’t even comprehend. So if this guy wouldn’t privately respect that I wanted no part of this, fine. He’s thanked me for the “free publicity.” I say, let him have it. Congratulations, fuckbag! Now everyone knows you’re a parasite!