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Tinseltown's wittiest stars made a special appearance at the Comedy Awards and discussed what they know best: humor

The second annual ceremony to celebrate all things funny taped on April 28 in New York City and will air May 6 at 9 p.m. on Comedy Central. Right after the festivities ended, EW was invited behind the scenes for the official class photo. Up front is the night’s Johnny Carson Award recipient Don Rickles, flanked by Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, and Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Others in the star-studded comedy crowd included Maya Rudolph, Chevy Chase, Will Arnett, Conan O’Brien’s Andy Richter, Rob Riggle, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Amy Poehler, Daily Show correspondents John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac, Louis C.K., Bridesmaids costar Wendi McLendon-Covey, Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Joel McHale, Adam Scott, Ty Burrell, and Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night band the Roots.

”Lucille Ball. She could take you to the stupid places, and you would go. She would dress up like an alien and show up at the top of the Empire State Building, and you’d think, ‘I bet that could really happen in that world.”’ —Wendi McLendon-Covey on her favorite funny lady

”That’s like saying, ‘Which one of your kids do you like the best?’ It started with my brother, then it went Gene Wilder, Bill Murray, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray again. And then Bill Murray again.” —Maya Rudolph, when asked to name the funniest person ever ”Don Rickles does a very difficult thing, which is to be very insulting in his comedy. You love him anyway, and he’s insanely funny.” —Joel McHale on Rickles, one of the night’s honorees

”Comedy is a very strange animal, you know, and to be in the same room with a bunch of other comics is pretty wonderful to me.” —Robin Williams, who received a Stand-Up Icon award