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Comedian April Macie to Co-Host 2013 AVN Awards

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CHATSWORTH, Calif. – AVN Media Network names comedian April Macie as co-host of the 2013 AVN Awards. Macie completes the hosting trifecta, joining adult stars Asa Akira and Jesse Jane on stage at the 30th annual awards show.

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Macie, a stand-up comedy headliner who travels all over the world, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, appeared on E! Entertainment, Fuel TV, HSN, Sirius and XM Radio, Bob & Tom, Access Hollywood, and was labeled an “emerging talent to watch” by the Hollywood Reporter at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2005.

Macie is a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show, where in 2008 she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America. She has appeared on Showtime in the documentary I Am Comic, and in the Showtime stand-up specials Vegas Is My Oyster and Snoop Dogg Presents The Bad Girls of Comedy.

Macie says she’s ready to make the AVN Awards’ colorful crowd laugh: “I’m really excited to host the awards. A lot of amazing comics have hosted in previous years, so I’ll be able to join them and put my cool pants on for a night.”

The lineup of famously raunchy comics who have hosted the AVN Awards is sizable. Macie follows “Queen of Mean” Lisa Lampanelli, Dave Attell, and Thea Vidale in recent years, and she knows the challenge of entertaining an audience that has seen—and probably done—everything.

“I really like the lineup of dirty comics the awards have had,” Macie said.

“That’s usually my type of humor and I gravitate towards that; it’s my sensibility. I feel like my stuff is always edgier anyway, so I’m sticking with what I do. I like to say that I empower women one dick joke at a time.”

Macie has seen the awards broadcast before and called it a thrill. She plans on watching some of the ones she hasn’t seen and said she wishes she could see them all. Of course, she also plans on doing the proper amount of research by diving into a package of nominated movies supplied by AVN. “I definitely plan on doing my porn homework,” Macie stated.

“I told my boyfriend that Christmas came early this year.”

The red carpet at the AVN Awards is the fast-paced, star-studded precursor to the adult entertainment industry’s most prestigious and glamorous awards show. The 2013 event will take place January 19, 2013, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Joint is the Hard Rock’s sleek and upscale 4,000-seat showroom with the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.

In addition to co-hosts April Macie, Asa Akira, and Jesse Jane, the 2013 AVN Awards will feature live performances by hip-hop sensation Tyga.

A limited number of fan tickets to the gala Awards event are available for purchase through the website. More information about reserved seating is available through Ticket Coordinator Bonnie LeBlanc at [email protected]. Studios or groups wishing to purchase a table at the show should also email LeBlanc.

Celebrating its 30th year, the AVN Awards show is the adult industry’s biggest night, and the awards themselves are the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in the world of adult entertainment. The AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.

The AVN Awards will take place after the annual Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). AEE runs January 17 – 19, also in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. AEE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.


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