I asked Mark if he had any comment to share with y'all. His response:
Oh boy... uh, I really appreciate it. I want to thank all the really shitty shows in new york for making comedy incredibly hard. Also, Vote Patton!
Heh. He means Sean Patton, who's also nominated (and hilarious). What a diplomat.
How were nominees determined? According to the site, internet voters could nominate people and then the finalists were determined by the ECNY Industry Committee.
We take that list to our hand-picked Industry Committee which consists of a broad spectrum of comedy professionals based in New York. These people live and breathe comedy: they manage theaters, they produce shows, they work in television, they run internet sites, they blog about us and review shows. The Industry Committee vote and the top vote getters became nominees.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 9 at Comix.