13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Comedy

Life is serious, and sometimes the best way to analyze a real-world issue is through comedy. Or sometimes it just helps to escape through laughter. Either way, these comedians have used their platforms to test out bits, characters and showcase their work on stage or on screen. These nominees are using social media to help spread their comedy and further impact the world.

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


Aidy Bryant
2019 saw actress and comedian Aidy Bryant go from a rising star on the comedy scene to one of the hottest names in the game. Best known as a main player on SNL, she launched her own show, Shrill, which received serious critical acclaim. In an exclusive interview with the New York Times, Aidy touched on her experience coping with negative reinforce…
Lamorne Morris
Perhaps best known for his role on The New Girl, Lamorne Morris has taken to social media to further show off just how funny he is. 2019 was a great year for Lamorne, who appeared in several sketches with fellow comedian King Bach, enjoyed the announcement that his new comedy series Woke was picked up to series by Hulu, and appeared in the hit fil…
Randall Park
Randall Park had a truly sensational year in 2019. After making his mark playing the Huang family patriarch in the hit comedy series Fresh Off the Boat, Randall co-wrote and co-starred with Ali Wong in the breakout hit film Always Be My Maybe. The movie took off on Netflix and garnered positive reviews, buoyed by Randall and Ali’s combination of i…
Trevor Wallace
Originally a Vine star, Trevor Wallace had a finger on the cultural pulse of 2019. Trevor hit it big when he posted a video satirizing the White Claw fad, creating the popular tagline "Ain’t No Laws When You’re Drinking Claws." While the internet greeted him with follows, likes and subscriptions, the beverage company delivered a cease and desist. …
Wanda Sykes
Every year with Wanda seems to be a big one and 2019 was certainly no different as she was all over the place. In the spring, she debuted a new standup show, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, which became one of the 10 most watched specials in 2019, had a recurring role in the hit Comedy Central series, The Other Two, and stopped by Last Week Tonight with …


Arturo Castro
The launch of Arturo Castro’s new Comedy Central show Alternatino brings this Broad City and Narcos favorite to center stage. The result has received critical acclaim and accolades from fans on social media, with 95K+ on Instagram and another 10K+ on his personal Twitter. Alternatino centers on life for the modern latino man, as shown through a series of hi…
Nasim Pedrad
Actress and comedian best known for her stint on Saturday Night Live, Nasim Pedrad was back in a big way in 2019. Nasim stole the show as the comedic foil to Jasmine in last year’s Aladdin remake, receiving positive critical reviews and social media buzz. She also launched her own show, Chad, that was picked up by TBS, where she will play a 14 year old pube…
Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer is a multi-talented comedian, hosting multiple podcasts, Netflix’s hit baking show Nailed It! all while performing hilarious stand-up comedy on the regular. On Nailed It!, three home bakers compete to replicate intricate confections crafted by a real, gourmet chef. The results are comical and the ameteur chefs almost always certainly don’ty nail…
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser enjoyed an exciting 2019, serving her up her unique blend of comedy across a variety of platforms. After spitting some serious fire in Comedy Central’s The Roast of Alec Baldwin, she debuted her first Netflix standup special, Bangin’, and was featured on The Degenerates, a series that explores the "coarse and salacious side of comedy." Nikki al…
Ramy Youssef
Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef took the world by storm through his comedy, writing and acting abilities. In 2019, Ramy did double duty by launching his semi-autobiographical Hulu series Ramy and debuting a new standup comedy special, Feelings, on HBO. Both shows focus around themes of being an American-born, millennial muslim, choosing to selective…
Whitney Cummings
Writer, producer, and standup comedian Whitney Cummings is a big name in the industry with a never ending list of credits. This past year, she released her fourth standup special, Can I Touch It?, on Netflix, received widespread acclaim from critics and fans on social media. Already used to receiving praise for her comedic talents, Whitney won the battle in…

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