Thousands gathered (probably, we didn't count) to be merry toward each other and watch as performers re-enacted favorite DCH memories from the past year. Sarah Wyatt was once again thrown across the stage. Cell Block Tango broke the stage door. Monica and Colten (or Molten, as they are called in the DCH gossip magazines) kissed. Grant and Christian sang. Jerrell and Jason kissed. There was a lot of kissing.
There were laughs, there were tears (mostly from Mike Maiella in the bathroom after he didn't win anything). Oh, and there were awards! For the first time ever at DCH, performers, staff, and interns were deemed "The Best" by the votes of their peers. Congrats to the following people—you can now put "2015 DCH Best of Recipient" on your bios and resumes.
BEST INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Wyatt
BEST INTERN: Brian Harrington
BEST BAR STAFF: Natalie Starnes
BEST TECH: Cesar Villa
BEST TROUPE: Photobomb
BEST SKETCH SHOW: Law and Order: The SVUsical
BEST STANDUP: Lauren Davis
BEST COACH: Terry Catlett
BEST TA: Paulos Feerow
BEST SHOW POSTER: Stage Fright
BEST MALE PERFORMER: Colten Winburn
BEST FEMALE PERFORMER: Nikki Gasparo
DCH MVP: Jerrell Curry
Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who has helped make it a banner year for DCH. And for those of you who didn't win an actual award, there's always next year (fingers crossed for a "BEST AWARD SHOW RECAP BLOG ENTRY" category).
You can check out more photos at this link.
Merry [insert holiday you celebrate] and a happy New Year.
Nick Scott is a performer and teacher at the Dallas Comedy House.