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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Comedy

When the world is more divided than ever, comedians stand to make a huge impact. By using their platforms to test out bits or characters or even showcasing other comedians in the industry - these nominees are making a difference via social media.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.

Nominees

finalist
Ali Wong
Comedian Ali Wong is the master of maternal comedy. Acclaimed as a stand-up, Ali continues to take …
finalist
Cameron Esposito
Cameron creates some of the most important content in the LGBTQ+ community today. Most notably, she…
Catherine Cohen
Brooklyn-based “beautiful comedian” Catherine Cohen combines stand up comedy with an elegant cabare…
Chloe Fineman
Deemed by Vulture in 2018 as “absolutely one of the most talented new performers right now,” UCB an…
finalist
Hannah Gadsby
According to the New York Times, “Hannah Gadsby is angry, and she is amazing.” The Australian comed…
finalist
Jaboukie Young-White
For the last few years, Jaboukie Young-White had one of the most entertaining Twitter accounts in t…
John Early
Declared by The Guardian as “millennial comedy’s new king”, New York based comic, filmmaker, and ac…
winner
John Mulaney
Writer, stand-up comedian, actor, and producer John Mulaney had an incredible year. From receiving …
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane is social media’s new Renaissance man. He is an oil painter, illustrator, opera singer,…
finalist
Melissa Villaseñor
The critically-acclaimed impressionist Melissa Villaseñor made history when she became the first-ev…
Samantha Ruddy
According to Samantha Ruddy herself, she’s “Joe Rogan but for women who talk to their cats.” The co…
W. Kamau Bell
Proclaimed by NYT as “the most promising new talent in political comedy,” W. Kamau Bell is refreshi…