Comedy kudos to ‘Mencia,’ ‘DL’

Laffers tie at NAMIC awards

Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” and “Weekends at the DL” tied for comedy honors at the 12th Annual NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) kudos Tuesday night making the laffer the only network to take home dual prizes.

Steve Harvey brought home the comedic performance nod for BET in the “2005 Comedy Awards” while Irene Bedard scored dramatic performance for TNT with “Into the West.”

HBO’s “Lackawanna Blues” took the drama nod, Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” won children’s, History Channel’s “Save Our History: Voices of Civil Rights” snagged documentary and Zee TV “Coming Full Circle” drew foreign language.

“Sheila Bridges: Moroccan Style” garnered the lifestyle kudo for Fine Living, “Cinema AZN” snatched the music/variety category for AZN, ESPN SportsCenter: Ten Bears” tackled news/ information for ESPN and “Dog Days – Jackson State” won real life series for College Sports Network.

Kudos which celebrates multi-ethnic, original programming feted its co-creator Kyle D. Bowser with the legacy nod, Turner Broadcasting Systems with the Quasar nod for its achievements in promoting the cause of diversity in the past year and Ruben Santiago-Hudson was honored with the North Star nod for his long-term commitment to advancing the cause of diversity.