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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Colbert, Parks and Rec, and Portlandia Win Peabody Awards

The winners of the prestigious Peabody Awards were announced this morning, with a few of our very favorite comedies snagging trophies for their shelves. No, I didn't know they commonly handed out awards to non-news organizations either, but hey, Game of Thrones won one as well, so who the hell knows what their standards are. In any case, here are the winners and what the Peabody folks had to say about each one:

The Colbert Report — Super PAC Segments
Launching his own Super PAC as a satirical protest against megabucks politics, Colbert mixed cerebral comedy with inspired sight gags, interviews and preposterously funny monologues.

Portlandia
A funhouse mirror reflection of Portland, Oregon, a city that takes its progressivism — and its diet — very seriously. The satire is fresh, organic and cage-free.

Parks and Recreation
This shrewd, good-natured comedy about parks department staff in Pawnee, Indiana, never condescends or caricatures. Instead it confronts the characters with problems from the trivial to the serious.