The plug was pulled on a starry black-tie comedy awards present — honoring expertise together with Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Nick Cannon and Tracy Morgan — on the day of the occasion.
The second-annual LOL Comedy Honors present was slated to happen Thursday at Gotham Corridor.
However the day of, organizers posted on Instagram: “As a result of circumstances past our management, we should regrettably postpone the occasion.”
A day later, the occasion’s creator, Marsha Taylor, posted on-line, “Sadly, after over a yr of laborious work, the entire items, within the closing hours, didn’t come collectively,” and, “I fought like hell to make it occur.”
She informed Web page Six when reached for remark that she revealed the dangerous information at an intimate get-to-know-you dinner the evening earlier than the occasion meant for bloggers and reporters.
A subsequent assertion mentioned, “We’re . . . working time beyond regulation to make sure success. Dates in April/Might are being thought-about in order that the occasion received’t battle with any holidays and the climate received’t be terribly chilly.”
She informed us of any behind-the-scenes points that scuttled her plan: “It seemed like a extremely large, grand manufacturing, however in reality, it’s simply me . . . I didn’t count on it to get so large so shortly.”
Sponsorship performed an element within the hiccup, as “commitments don’t all the time come by.”
The postponement’s left many fuming.
One commenter mentioned on-line, “I really flew in from Cleveland . . . to volunteer for this occasion and obtained a resort room!” One other added, “How does this occur the day of the occasion . . . That is completely ridiculous!” But others got here to the protection of Taylor: Comedian Nikki Carr posted, “We’ll be commending you for not giving up.”
Both manner, an after-party nonetheless went on!
Stated a supply, “The one factor that was lacking was the occasion itself.”
Luenell was meant to MC the present. Invoice Bellamy hosted its inaugural run, with honorees Lil Rel Howery and D.L. Hughley.
Taylor informed us she’s making an attempt to supply incentives and upgrades to those that maintain their tickets, whereas “refunds, we’re engaged on processing.”