13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards YouTube Comedian of the Year

YouTube Comedians really know how to make you laugh. Whether they use characters, skits or simply talk into their camera, they are always finding new ways to entertain their audience. With just a quick like, subscribe or click, these creators are able to bring the lols to their fans all over the world.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best on YouTube Shorty Award.


Vine star turned YouTube comedy phenom CalebCity is known for his hilarious skits, growing his audience to epic proportions. By the end of 2019, he topped more than 2.5M subscribers on YouTube, with his most popular video dropping in March. "When the hero is just as smart as the villian," netted more than 8.7M views, and became his most watched vi…
Eddy Burback
Funnyman Eddy Burback is bringing tears of joy and stitches from laughing to the world through his hilarious YouTube channel. A veteran in the YouTube game, Eddy enjoyed somewhat of a breakout year, roughly doubling his subscriber count in 2019 thanks in large to videos like “Stranger Danger Films from the 90's are Insane,” which earned over 1M vi…
Kiera Bridget
Kiera Bridget has “no friends but i have 3 million subscribers so it doesn’t matter.” Talk about having your priorities in check! Thanks to her sharp wit that she carries with her wherever she goes, Kiera shot up the charts in 2019, adding 1M subscribers to her audience, skyrocketing past the 3M subscriber milestone. Constantly entertaining her au…
Sarah Schauer
As her fans know, Sarah Schauer keeps it real and honest 100% of the time. A self-described "Youtuber when I feel like it, Ex-Viner, and all around piece of sh*t," the YouTube comedian uploads videos on an assortment of topics from "famous TikTokers steal my vines and I make fun of them" to "How to Sell Pictures of Your Feet," a video that became …
Scott Cramer
If parody is what you seek, this is the account for you. Scott Cramer is a rising star on the YouTube comedy scene, thanks in large part to his funny perspective on pop culture and the YouTube comedy scene itself. Scott enjoyed an incredibly successful year, with some of his most popular videos satirizing famous pitchman Billy Mays, Post Malone tr…


Alexa Rivera
Only 18 years of age, and Alexa "Lexi" Rivera launched to online fame via Vine with her brother Brent. Together, the siblings have migrated to YouTube to massive success, with Lexi finding herself unique success with a romantic twist. Bringing pro skateboarder Ben Azelart into the family vlogging fold, Lexi infuses her challenges, pranks and sibling adventu…
Anna Akana
Comedian and actress Anna Akana made a name for herself by finding the balance between tragedy and hilarity. She’s perhaps best known for her role on Comedy Central’s Corporate and as a leading creator on YouTube with more than 2M+ subscribers. On her channel, she features short skits and comedy bits, along with music, film shorts, and more. In 2019, she dr…
Kevin Fredericks, known online by KevOnStage, makes a video every single day where he discusses the happenings of the world, especially as they related to faith, family, and growing up with limited means. The result is a lively, hilarious take on the modern world and the people in it. He’s come a long way from his debut at his local church’s talent night, a…
Kyle Exum
He’s "just here to make people laugh." YouTube comedian and rapper Kyle Exum combines rap and humor in his popular trap-influenced short skits and parody tracks. Kyle first hit the big time a few years back with his viral "Mom" rap, which has generated more than 12M view since it dropped. Since then, he’s had several tracks go gangbusters viral on YouTube, …
Lenarr Young
Lenard Young is here to make you laugh. Lenarr, a Vine star turned YouTube comedy sensation, is one of the leading faces in the new generation of funnymen coming up on YouTube. His videos on YouTube and Instagram have propelled him to comedy fame, netting him over 2M YouTube subscribers and 1M+Instagram followers. Some of Lenarr’s most popular videos have p…
Not Even Emily
Emily is "just a gal trying her best to try her best." It certainly seems like she’s doing her best, as the Vine star-turned YouTube comedian rakes in the views on videos like "Quirky Culture Must Be Stopped" and "these relationship posts keep me up at night," each receiving over 500K views. It seems there’s nothing that Emily can’t turn into comedic gold, …

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