Aziz Ansari, Mike Judge, Alec Berg to Highlight Just for Laughs Comedy Awards
The 'Parks and Recreation' star will receive his Person of the Year tribute July 29 in Montreal.
Aziz Ansari has been named best comedy person of the year for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal later this month.
And HBO's Silicon Valley series creator Mike Judge (Office Space, King of the Hill) and executive producer Alec Berg (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) have been tapped as best comedy writers at the festival's upcoming ComedyPro conference July 29, organizers said Tuesday.
The tribute for Ansari follows the actor starring, writing and directing Master of None, a new Netflix comedy series, his star turn on Parks and Recreation and Ansari selling out Madison Square Garden in New York City for his stand-up comedy act.
Just for Laughs also named Sebastian Maniscalco (The House) as best stand-up comic, while Maria Bamford, star of Lady Dynamite, also on Netflix, has been tapped as best breakout comedy star.
All five comedic talent will receive their awards at a July 29 kudos-fest hosted by JB Smoove.