Actor, Comedian Paul Scheer To Host The 2nd Annual Streamy Awards,
Honoring Excellence In Web TV Programs
Live Online Broadcast of the Ceremony from the Orpheum Theatre to Air
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm (Pacific) on www.streamys.org
LOS ANGELES – April 1, 2010 — The Streamy Awards, presented by the International Academy of Web Television (www.iawtv.org) and co-hosted by Tubefilter (www.tubefilter.tv) and NewTeeVee (www.newteevee.com), has announced that actor and comedian Paul Scheer, star of MTV’s popular Human Giant comedy sketch series, co-star on FX’s The League and the mini-miniseries Designated Driver on HBO’s Funny or Die Presents, will host the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 11 starting at 5:30pm (Pacific). The Streamy Awards recognize excellence in global web television programming for broadband distribution across 35 creative categories, from acting and directing, to editing and special effects. This is an invitation-only event.
“The Streamy Awards’ global audience is going to enjoy tuning in to watch Paul Scheer make history as the first host of the ceremony,” said Brady Brim-DeForest, executive producer of the Streamy Awards. “Paul’s natural stand-up talent and personal success in Web TV make him a natural fit for the show and appealing to Web series fans who will tune in to see their favorite Web series stars.”
"Ever since I was a child I dreamed of hosting the Streamy Awards,” said Paul Sheer. “Oh, and by the way, when I was a child I had a time machine that let me see into the future."
The Latest on Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer is best known for his work on the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant, which he co-created and starred in with Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel and director Jason Woliner. He also stars in FX's newest hit comedy, The League, which will return this Fall for its second season. This summer Paul can be seen in Dimension Films' Piranha 3D opposite Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O'Connell and in Adult Swim's newest live action comedy show, Children’s Hospital. Currently his mini-miniseries, Designated Driver, with Rob Riggle, airs on HBO's Funny or Die Presents. This month, Paul will appear on Starz's Party Down. He also had memorable roles in TV and Film in such projects as 30 Rock, Bride Wars, Parks and Recreation, Reno 911, Year One, The Sarah Silverman Program, Yo Gabba Gabba and VH1's Best Week Ever. He performs weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit the Official Paul Scheer Web site at http://paulscheer.com.
Watch Live Online!
Streamy Awards excitement kicks off with a live Red Carpet Pre-Show starting at 4 p.m. (Pacific), broadcast online exclusively on Ustream.tv and streamys.org. The live online broadcast of the Streamy Awards Ceremony, hosted by Paul Scheer, begins at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) exclusively on streamys.org.
Red Carpet Media Credentials
To cover the Red Carpet, please fill out and submit the Media Credentials Request Form via the Streamy Awards’ Web site at http://www.streamys.org/press/media-application/. (Please note: There is a limited amount of space available on the carpet. We will be unable to accommodate all requests.)
About The Streamy Awards
Streamy Awards recognize excellence in global web television programming for broadband distribution across 35 creative categories, from acting and directing, to editing and special effects. Members of the International Academy of Web Television review shows submitted through a free, public submissions process and vote on the final nominees and winners for each category. The Audience Choice Award for Best Web Television Series is selected by members of the public. Winners of the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards will be announced at the Streamy Awards Ceremony on April 11, 2010 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The Streamy Craft Award winners will be announced at a separate ceremony on April 7, 2010 at the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood. Founded in 2009, the Streamy Awards is produced by Tubefilter, Inc. (www.tubefilterinc.com). For more information, visit www.streamys.org, follow @streamyawards on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/streamys.
About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television, an independent member-run organization comprised of digital entertainment leaders was founded in 2009 to promote and recognize artistic excellence and technological innovation in online entertainment. Members of the Academy are invited to join based on achievement in their respective fields, and include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, journalists, producers, technologists, and writers who actively participate in and support the web television and digital entertainment industries. The Academy oversees the annual Streamy Awards, which honor and recognize excellence in original episodic web television programming. For more information, visit www.iawtv.org, follow @iawtv on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/iawtv.