Well, Alec Baldwin’s been shoring up some good karma lately—after donating more than a million dollars to the arts lately, the veteran actor just picked up a trophy at the first-ever Comedy Awards.
According to Playbill, the first-ever Comedy Awards were held on March 26th at the Hammerstein Ballroom (and is set to air on Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1, CMT, Logo and Nick At Nite on April 10th). And, in addition to dishing out awards to Eddie Murphy (Career Icon Award), David Letterman (Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence), and Modern Family (Best Comedy Series), the Comedy Awards bestowed Alec Baldwin with a Best Comedy Actor in Television Award, for his killer turn as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock.
And while it was certainly his insanely honed comedy chops that garnered him the awards, his good karma as of late certainly couldn’t have hurt—according to Ecorazzi, the actor has been donating massive chunks of moolah to the arts: he recently donated one million dollars to the New York Philharmonic, and $500 thousand to the Roundabout Theatre Company, which is all “part of his plan to draw awareness to the power of the arts – and help turn the tide in deep funding cuts slamming groups around the country.”
What do you think about Baldwin’s good deeds?