Each year, Rooftop Comedy recognizes comedians and those working in the field of online comedy who are doing exciting, innovative and, yes, hilarious things.

The nominees were determined by our network of thousands of comics, our comedy-obsessed staff and our stellar partner clubs across the country. Winners were decided by the most appropriate audience per award including our website visitors, Twitter followers, partner clubs, and the live audience at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.

Award winners were announced at the Rooftop Comedy Awards Ceremony, hosted by the hilarious Ryan Singer, at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Aside from basking in the glory of victory, all winners received some pretty sweet trophies.

2010 Award Categories:

The Roofie:

Nominated by Rooftop Comedy staff and selected by the Academy, The Roofie Award goes to one comedian who stands out as an innovative performer and writer, with a unique voice and overwhelming commitment to the stand-up comedy stage. Magicians and puppet guys are not eligible.


Winner: Todd Glass

The Golden Shingle:

Awarded by Rooftop Comedy staff to the most outstanding rising stand-up star.


Winner: Ryan Singer

The Golden Brick:

Awarded by Rooftop Comedy staff to the most hilarious rising comedic filmmaker.


Winner: The Ramsey Brothers

The Silver Nails:

This award goes out to up-and-coming comics working their butts off at one of Rooftop Comedy's partner clubs around the world. Silver Nails deliver the laughs but deserve more attention and, damn it, more work. The eight chosen Silver Nails are decided by Rooftop Comedy staff. Oh and that's not all...a digital EP of the Silver Nails has been released on iTunes. Check it out and get your copy today.

Comics' Comic:

Awarded to a working comic who consistently makes other comics laugh.


Winner: Robert Hawkins

Best Club for Emerging Talent:

Nominated by our network of comics, this award goes to the comedy club that best supports up-and-coming comedians.


Winner: Acme Comedy Club

Best Club to Work:

Nominated by our network of comics and awarded to the club that Rooftop Comedy comics most like working.


Winner: Go Bananas

Clubs' Comic:

Awarded by Rooftop Comedy's club network to a single comic with whom they have most enjoyed working with and watching perform over the past year.


Winner: Tommy Johnagin

Best Online Comedy Forum:

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best online comedy forum.


Winner: A Special Thing

Best Online Comedy Industry Publication:

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best online comedy publication.


Winner: Punchline Magazine

Best Sketch Comedy Web Series:

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the best and funniest on-going comedy web show or series.


Winner: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Funniest Podcast

Awarded by the Rooftop Comedy Academy to the podcast that most consistently cracks us up.


Winner: WTF with Marc Maron

Funniest Comic on Twitter:

Awarded online to the funniest comics on Twitter. Thanks for tweeting your vote to @RooftopComedy! Voting is now closed.


Winner: Rob Delaney (@robdelaney)

Viewers' Choice: 2010 Clip of the Year:

Selected on RooftopComedy.com, viewers award their favorite clip! Thanks for casting your vote. Voting is now closed. Stay tuned as the winner is announced live at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival and here the week of June 14.


Winner: Cat Marketing Strategies, Lachlan Patterson

The Best of the Fest:

Selected by live audiences to the single, most entertaining comic performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. The winner was announced live at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival wrap party.

Winner: Kelly MacFarland

National College Comedy Competition:

National Finals:

Online and live audiences determined the 2010 winners:

2010 Funniest Stand-up Comedy Team: University of Florida

2010 Funniest Filmmaker: Jesse Fernandez, "A Cartoon About Death"

Four Stand-up MVPs were selected by the live audience in Aspen to perform at the TBS Presents a "Very Funny" Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago and compete for the title of "Funniest Student in America".

2010 Funniest Student in America: Calvin Cole