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?
"They actually asked me who I would like to present me and I immediately thought of Aziz. He's one of my good friends. He's hilarious. He's an expert traveller. And he's absolutely killing it right now. I've spent the last year opening up for his 'Dangerously Delicious Tour' in the States and in Europe. (We've eaten lots of hummus together.)
Since Whitney Cummings won this award last year and now has two TV shows on the fall primetime network schedules, what can we look forward to seeing from you in the coming year? Do you have any upcoming projects you want me to plug? "Well, you can look forward to me starting to do Whitney's act because I wanna get that rich! But I'm currently writing for the MTV Movie Awards, I have a Vh1 pilot shooting this summer, and my first Comedy Central CD/DVD, Congrats On Your Success, is being released in August."
So get ready to see and hear more of Dan Levy in 2011 and 2012.