THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Comedy

Life can be tricky and hard to digest. Thankfully, there are a ton of brilliant comedians in the world who make some of the most accurate observations, critiques and comments while adding a tone that makes the topics more funny and less scary. As social media becomes increasingly prominent in society, these hilarious minds now have even more channels to get their humor out into the world.

Nominees

finalist
Billy Eichner
You may have seen Billy Eichner on the streets of NYC asking absurd questions to celebrities and ci…
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner has found an incredible amount of success in just about every type of media that exists…
Demetri Martin
“Thinking in absolutes is always a mistake sometimes,” said Demetri Martin on Twitter. While this m…
finalist
Eric Andre
He’s @ericfuckingandre according to his Instagram account, where he’s cultivated nearly a million f…
finalist
Hasan Minhaj
Few political comedians have had a better 2017 than Hasan Minhaj. He turned his one-man show, Homec…
Julio Torres
Julio Torres is definitely one of the fastest rising stars in comedy, as 2017 was definitely a brea…
winner
Kristen Schaal
Kristen Schaal has a lot of credits on her resume, but she can now add an Emmy nomination for her v…
finalist
Lena Waithe
“I don’t know if we've seen a sly, harem pants-wearing, cool Topshop sweatshirt-wearing, snapback h…
Liza Treyger
@GlitterCheese likes “knowing what people eat,” but already knows what makes people laugh. It’s her…
finalist
Margaret Cho
Named one of the 50 greatest comedians of all time by Rolling Stone, Margaret Cho continued to domi…
Michelle Wolf
Despite the title of her newest HBO special, Nice Lady, Michelle Wolf’s fans love that the comedian…
Vir Das
While many Americans haven’t yet heard of Vir Das, the Indian comedian is a household name in his n…