SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — While his appearance may not be well known, his voice certainly has earned recognition. Billy West, a voice actor for shows like The Ren & Stimpy Show and Futurama, received the Boston Comedy's Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Somerville Theater Saturday night.
West, who grew up in Roslindale, spoke with WBZ's James Rojas about the award. "It feels great- I've never gotten an award for anything, I've been in animation for 30 years and commercials, but I've never been nominated for an Emmy."
Alongside West, Orny Adams was named as "Comedian of the Year," for his career in making people laugh in Boston and beyond for years. Adams, a comedian and actor on MTV's Teen Wolf, said "The greatest honor in the world is just to be called a 'Boston Comic,' when I moved to New York and when people said 'Oh Orny Adams- he's a Boston comic,' that's really the award, so 'Comedian of the Year,' I don't even process that, but to be honored and respected by my peers or where I came from- to me, it's a big deal."
On performing in Boston, Adams said, "The audience in Boston is funnier than most comics all over the world, this is a funny city so you have to be that much funnier to be on stage."
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.