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Missi Pyle Honored by L.A. Comedy Shorts Fest

Comedic actress will receive award at festival's closing-night gala

Actress Missi Pyle will receive the second annual Commie Award from the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. 

Missi PyleThe award will be presented at the festival's closing night gala on April 18 at Elevate Lounge.

“To simply describe Missi Pyle as a comedic actress will soon be against the law in civilized countries,” LACSFF artistic director Gary Anthony Williams said in a statement. “Missi Pyle is, in fact, the queen of comedy sirens. She draws you in with her statuesque beauty, then kicks you smack-dab in the throat with her uncompromising funnitude."

Pyle’s recent feature film credits include "Spring Breakdown," "Visioneers" and "Pretty Ugly People." She also appeared on Broadway in “Boeing Boeing” and in ABC’s “Pushing Daisies.”

Pyle made her film debut in "As Good As It Gets" and won attention for her fight sequence with Queen Latifah in "Bringing Down the House" and for her turn as the alien Laliari in "Galaxy Quest."

The Sklar Brothers will host the closing-night awards gala. Also to be presented is more than $30,000 in cash and prizes in the following categories: The Funny or Die Best-of-Fest Grand Prize, Atom.com Best Comedy Short Film (30 minutes or less), Best Comedy ‘Shortie’ Short (5 minutes or less) and Atom.com Best Animated Comedy Short (30 minutes or less) and the Audience Choice Award. 

For tickets and more information, go to the festival website