Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara to Present the Award for Best Humor Twitter User at Shorty Awards 2011

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The comedy duo will present live at the Shorty Awards on March 28th, 2011 at the Times Center in New York City.

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Comedians/actors Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (@STILLERandMEARA on Twitter) will be presenting the Shorty Award in the Humor category and be inducted as members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, at the 2011 Shorty Awards taking place on Monday, March 28th at 6 PM.

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara will be joining nominees and attendees at the 2011 Shorty Awards with an in-person appearance presenting the Humor Award. The Shorty Award finalists for the Humor category include Louis Tomlinson @Louis_Tomlinson, Christian Beadles @LittlecBeadles, The Dark Lord @Lord_Voldemort7, MR.Jamie @iJever, Epic Tweets @EpicTweets, Hugo Gloss @HugoGloss. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, as new members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences, will be joining other members including Dennis Crowley, Craig Newmark, Jimmy Wales, Joi Ito, Dina Kaplan, Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, David Pogue, Frank Moss, John Battelle, Whitney Port and Alyssa Milano. The members of the Real-Time Academy help to decide the winners of the Shorty Awards each year.

Before they appear at the Shorty Awards, you can find them on their weekly web series Stiller & Meara (http://www.stillerandmeara.com), “a show about everything,” presented by their son, Ben Stiller @RedHourBen and Red Hour Films.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the 3rd Annual Shorty Awards, visit http://shortyawards.com.

STILLER & MEARA: THE 2011 SHORTY AWARDS YouTube Clip: http://bit.ly/gI6ig3

About Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara:
Jerry Stiller is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.
Anne Meara has appeared in The Stiller and Meara Show, Sex and the City (as Mary Brady) and The King of Queens. Both Anne and Jerry were members of the improvisational company The Compass Players (which later became The Second City), and the pair, as the comedy team Stiller and Meara, brought many of their real-life relationship foibles to their often-improvised comedy routines. After some years honing the act, Stiller and Meara became regulars on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 2010, they brought back their act with the Yahoo! and Red Hour Digital web series, Stiller & Meara (http://www.stillerandmeara.com), where they take to the internet to talk about things that are on their mind. You can follow Jerry and Anne on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/StillerandMeara, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/STILLERandMEARA.

About Red Hour Digital:
Red Hour Digital is an extension of Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour Films (@RedHourFilms). Red Hour is collaborating with Paramount Digital Entertainment to produce and digitally distribute brand new high quality comedy series with top talent as well as with up and coming directors, writers, and comedians. Upcoming projects include a Zoolander animated webseries, and Billy Glimmer: Entertainer of the Century, an original live action comedy about Billy Glimmer (Ben Stiller) the most successful singing impressionist-comedian in Las Vegas. Red Hour Digital's first webseries, http://www.stillerandmeara.com starring Ben Stiller's parents and legendary comedy due Stiller & Meara, has over 2 million views and is currently distributed through Yahoo! and Hulu.com. You can follow Red Hour Digital on Twitter @RedHourFilms or like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RedHourFilms.

About the Shorty Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of Twitter" by The New York Times, the Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content. Winners are determined by a combination of popular vote and members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. Members of the academy include Alyssa Milano, Dennis Crowley, Craig Newmark, Whitney Port, MC Hammer and Jimmy Wales.

Contacts:        
Leslie Richin, Shorty Awards
(347) 217-4775; leslie(at)lowmaintenancepr(dot)com
Natalie Lent, ID
(323) 822-4829; nlent(at)id-pr(dot)com

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