Photographs and article by Jovanna Reyes
On August 24th, the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem, hosted the legends of comedy for the first annual LOL Comedy Honors. The event, produced by Hidden Agenda, honored the top comedians in the business both past and present.
The legends that graced the red carpet were Paul Mooney of the Chappelle’s Show, Meet the Blacks and writer for Richard Pryor. He received The Honor for Creative Excellence. Marsha Warfield of the hit show Night Court, Empty Nest and the Richard Pryor show, received The Comedy Queen Pioneer Honor. Luenell of the Lopez show, Borat movie, Taken 2 and much more, received The Moms Mabley Legacy Honor. D.L. Hughley of The Hughleys, The Original Kings of Comedy, the D.L. Hughley Radio Show received the Voice of a Generation Honor.
It was a family reunion of great talents. The love and admiration for each other was felt throughout the evening. There was joy in the faces of those being acknowledged and admiration from others that were humbled to be in the presence of trailblazers. Bill Bellamy hosted the star studded event and started delivering jokes from the moment he hit the red carpet.
Photography and article by Jovanna Reyes