Show to honor year's funniest

From a Times staff writer

ABC recently scrapped plans for an awards show honoring "reality" programs, but Comedy Central is riding to the rescue for anyone who was fearful of going into awards-show withdrawal. The cable channel will introduce the Commies on Dec. 7, saluting the funny folks in movies and TV.

The top award is for funniest person of the year. The nominees: Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart and Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the minister of information in the regime of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the official who boasted of his government's military might even as American troops were taking Saddam International Airport.

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