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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards


Nominated in YouTube Comedian

About Kingsley

A Midwesterner turned LA pop-culture pundit, King Russel, aka Kingsley, addresses his audience head-on, alone in bedroom or with occasional accompaniment by other internet stars like Colleen Evans, Todrick Hall, or Cody Johns. A young queer black man with lesbian parents, his pop-culture rants pick out “controversies" to rail on with quick wit and irreverence on his series “Things I Hate." His “Really B Really" sketches have Kingsley portraying three high school friends having inane conversations, and “Overexposed" has fans voting on what pop-culture trope Kingsley will skewer next. He’s now ventured into a more serious side with “Ask Kingsley," which gives honest answers to difficult questions.

Kingsley's best work on social

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shorty awards finalists will be announced in mid-march!