Chris Rock will receive The Comedian award at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada in November (06). The accolade recognises an artist who has influenced comedy in a variety of platforms. CHRIS ALBRECHT, CEO and chairman of cable network Home Box Office, who will present the award on 17 November (06), praised Rock for "redefining and raising the bar on cutting-edge humour". The presentation will be followed by a career tribute including testimonials from friends. The second annual Comedy Festival runs from 14-18 November (06) and will be held at venues within Caesars Palace.