If there were an awards show to celebrate the very best in comedy, you’d probably want Will Ferrell and Adam McKay there on the red carpet riffing about how “The Other Guys” was snubbed at the Oscars and now finally their genius is being recognized.
“I was with Will during the Academy Awards, and he slowly got drunker and said, ‘What about my kind?’ ” you’d want McKay to say.
“I kept saying, ‘It has to be nominated! It has to be on there!’ ” Ferrell would answer.
“And I said, ‘Will, we know ahead of time if it’s going to be nominated,” McKay would respond.
And Ferrell would shoot back, “‘No, tonight’s going to special! They’re going to announce a secret nomination.’ ”
Here’s the funny thing: There is such an awards show — Comedy Central held the first annual Comedy Awards on Saturday night — and that exchange is exactly how Ferrell and McKay began a red-carpet chat with MTV News. And as other celebs joined them on the carpet — Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan — they picked up on Ferrell and McKay’s theme: Does comedy need an awards show, or is laughter all the reward comedians need?
“It’s all about winning things!” Andy Richter declared. “That’s the reason we all got into