New York City local Matt Pavich won the cities most coveted comedy prize over the weekend. New York’s Funniest is a tradition known to skyrocket the winner to fame, and 2015 is expected to be no exception.
Pavich is already successful in his own rights. The comedian will be highlighted in season two of MTV2’s Joking Off which launches next month, and he’s also the star and co-creator of the series “The Neighborhood” — which snagged awards at the 2014 New York Television festival. Now that he’s snagged New York’s Funniest, many in the industry are waiting with anticipation to see what he accomplishes next.
The title has been a good luck charm for previous winners, who have gone on to be well known comedians across the country. New York’s Funniest in 2012, Michael Che, went on to be a Daily Show correspondent, and the Weekend Update anchor on SNL. Joe Machi snagged the title in 2013, skyrocketed as a top 10 contestant on Last Comic Standing, and now headlines across the country. And 2014’s funnies, Ricky Velez is a regular on Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show.
You can watch New York’s Funniest battle it out next year, when NBC Digital launches the contest on its new comedy streaming platform Seeso.