Robert De Niro is bleepin’ funny.
At least according to comedy performers, who picked Mr. “GoodFellas” as a nominee for the 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, to be presented Feb. 6 in Los Angeles.
De Niro is up for funniest lead actor in a film for his turn as a crying mob boss in “Analyze This.” He’s up against Jim Carrey (“Man on the Moon“), Mike Myers (“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me“) and Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty”).
Competing for funniest actress in a leading film role are: Drew Barrymore for “Never Been Kissed,” Annette Bening for “American Beauty,” Janeane Garofalo for “Mystery Men” and Reese Witherspoon for “Election.”
The American Comedy Awards, by the way, mark the first — and likely last — time “American Beauty” and “Mystery Men” will face off in the same race.
Steve Martin will be presented with the event’s career achievement award. The ceremony also honors TV.