Comedy hops ‘Soul Train’

Whoopi Goldberg, Damon Wayans and Martin Lawrence have each received three nominations for the first “Soul Train Comedy Awards.”

“Boomerang” garnered the most film nods with six, while seven members of Fox’s “In Living Color” are in contention for trophies.

The newest in a long line of awards show, which will be hosted by Sinbad and Debbie Allen, will be taped Aug. 3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and air in firstrun syndication nationally during an Aug. 16-22 window.

Other multiple nominees include Sinbad and Tisha Campbell, wtih two each. Arsenio Hall will receive the Richard Pryor Entertainer of the Year award.

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