The First Ever But Now Annual DCH Awards 2015/HoliDAZE Extravaganza

Sallie Bowen It was a night of glitz. Of glamor. Of meatballs. Of cheese plates. Of free coffee mugs. It was the night of the Dallas Comedy House Awards/Holiday Party.

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

Brian Harrington

BEST BAR STAFF: Natalie Starnes

BEST TECH: Cesar Villa

BEST TROUPE: Photobomb

BEST SKETCH SHOW: Law and Order: The SVUsical

Christian Hughes Grant Redmond

BEST STANDUP: Lauren Davis

BEST COACH: Terry Catlett

BEST TA: Paulos Feerow

Paulos Feerow

BEST SHOW POSTER: Stage Fright

BEST MALE PERFORMER: Colten Winburn

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER: Nikki Gasparo

DCH MVP: Jerrell Curry

DCH MVP: Jerrell Curry and Best Bar Staff: Natalie Starnes

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.