Chuck Lorre to Receive Ustinov Comedy Award
'Two and a Half Men' creator to be honored during Banff World Media Festival in June
By Lindsay Rubino -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/8/2012 12:49:39 PM
Lorre, known best as the creator of Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will be honored at the Banff World Media Awards, also known as the Rockies, on June 12. Lorre joins recipients of the award including John Cleese, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer, Rick Mercer, Ricky Gervais and most recently, James Burrows.
"Chuck Lorre has provided comedic relief through his stand-out television shows to audiences around the world for decades," said Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival. "We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate his career and to hear his keen point of view on the current state of comedy in television at this year's festival."
The Awards gala is held as part of the Banff World Media Festival. The 33rd annual event will take place June 10-13, at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.
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