Congratulations to comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (voice from such animated fare as Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, House of Mouse, and Eek! The Cat) on winning the 2009 Commie Award “For Excelling in Achieving Outstanding Comedical Achievements in the Field of Comedy Excellence” at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
The award was presented by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants), and the 2009 L.A. event was attended by several noted voice actors in animation: Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, Dana Snyder, Tara Strong, and Carlos Alazraqui.
In related news, Goldthwait’s recent indie film, The World’s Greatest Dad, has received favorable reviews since it screened at the January 2009 Sundance Film Festival [link: movie profile on Sundance.org]. Goldthwait wrote and directed the dark comedy, which stars Robin Williams as a single dad who faces the dilemma of achieving his dreams at the expense of dealing with a horrible tragedy. The film also features Tom Kenny in a supporting role.