The Young Hollywood Awards celebrate the up-and-coming stars of today who will be the superstars of tomorrow, and Dan Levy won "Comedian of the Year" for 2011 when they handed out the awards last Friday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
It's not a spoiler alert. Because it's not a contested event. Levy wasn't up against competition. They picked him. And you can watch him receive his award and maybe tell a joke or two when the Young Hollywood Awards air (for the first time on TV) at 9 p.m. May 26, 2011, on the ION channel. He's pictured at right during the broadcast.
Levy gave The Comic's Comic a bit of insight into his award. Just a bit.
Congratulations on winning the Young Hollywood Award for "Comedian of the Year"! It's my understanding that the YHAs are not contested awards, so what did they tell you about how you got picked for this? "Not sure. I haven't been to rehab yet."
How did they decide who gave you the award at the ceremony? How well do you know Aziz Ansari, who presented for you?
And that's just counting the stand-up comedians who have made headlines! I wonder if NBC has deals with several other comics that we haven't heard about yet...
THR just reported that Dan Levy is working with producer Jamie Tarses and NBC on a potential new sitcom. THR says "Levy is working on Several Children, about a businesswomen who lives in a houseful of "kids" -- such as her much younger husband, their two children and occasionally her husband's friends." Levy's New Wave team also is executive producing the project.
This follows deals NBC already has made in the past month to develop sitcoms with Whitney Cummings (Oct. 20), Chelsea Handler (Nov. 3), Russell Peters (Nov. 5), and Nick Thune (Nov. 15).
If you haven't already gotten a call from the Peacock Network, let me know and I'll send your digits their way!
Dan Levy grew up in Connecticut, attended comedy factory Emerson College in Boston, and now plies his stand-up trade in Los Angeles. For his first Comedy Central Presents, Levy shared what is was like running into Justin Timberlake at the gym, warned against doing drugs while sightseeing in Amsterdam, suggested sending so-called "reality stars" into war, demonstrated why his mother is a big fan, but not his biggest, and had several routines involving cell phone trickery. Roll the clips!