Comedian April Macie to host 30th AVN Awards

AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that comedian AprilMacie has been named to host the 2013 AVN Awards. Macie completes the trifecta, joining adult stars Asa Akiraand Jesse Jane on stage at the 30th annual awards show. The AVN Awards will take place after the annual AdultEntertainment Expo on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inLas Vegas.

Macie, a stand-up comedy headliner who travels all over the world, was afinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standingin 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Fuel TV, HSN, Sirius and XM Radio, Bob& Tom, Access Hollywood, and was labeled an “emerging talent towatch” by the Hollywood Reporter at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in2005.

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

Macie told AVN that she””s ready to make the AVN Awards”” colorful crowd laugh.

“I””m really excited to host the awards,” Macie said. “A lot ofamazing comics have hosted in previous years, so I””ll be able to join them andput my cool pants on for a night.”

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

“I really like the lineup of dirty comics the awards have had,” shesaid. “That””s usually my type of humor and I gravitate towards that; it””smy sensibility. I feel like my stuff is always edgier anyway, so I””m stickingwith what I do. I like to say that I empower women one dick joke at atime.”

Macie has seen the awards broadcast before and called it a thrill. She plans onwatching some of the ones she hasn””t seen and said that she wishes she couldsee them all.

A dashing redhead, Macie is known as one of the hottest stand-up comediansworking, and we were curious, so she related to us her first experience withporn. It wasn””t stealing a look at a Playboy off a magazine rack or watchingscrambled cable channels; it was by accident.

“I remember babysitting for my Uncle John when I was 6 or 7,” shesaid. “He left a tape in the VCR. I watched in amazement, and now here Iam hosting the AVN Awards. He””d be proud.”

And of course Macie plans on doing the proper amount of research by diving intoa package of nominated movies supplied by AVN.

“I definitely plan on doing my porn homework,” she said. “I toldmy boyfriend that Christmas came early this year.”

Twitter: @aprilmacie

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