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Comedy Central's 'The Comedy Awards': If there's one TV genre that doesn't need further expansion, it's awards shows. And while comics and comedies often go underrecognized, Comedy Central became part of the problem last week with this clumsy Oscars-styled gala, complete with jokes that fell flat and overlong speeches. Given the subversive talent on hand helped give us "South Park" and "The Colbert Report," how did this show turn out so drearily conventional?
Pictured: Trey Parker, left, and Matt Stone appear onstage at the "The Comedy Awards."