Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Comedian

When they’re not doing stand-up, acting in TV shows or movies, or endorsing that random waffle maker, these comedians flock to the social scene of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat to test out their new material, post their daily thoughts, and connect to their loving fans.

Finalists

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Aidy Bryant
Aidy Bryant is an American actress and comedian, currently one of the youngest cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Aidy got her start at Chicago’s The Second City and has made appearances on Comedy Central’s Broad City and HBO’s hit Girls, with her character Abigail returning for the 5th season. Known to praise her SNL co-stars on Twitter, …
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Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer started her career on the stand-up circuit, then moved her sketches to Comedy Central on Inside Amy Schumer, which won her five Primetime Emmy Awards. She wrote, produced, and starred in the hit comedy Trainwreck and has taken a stand against gun violence since a fatal shooting at a showing of her film in Louisiana. Known for her cando…
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Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari got his start in the NYC comedy scene. Commonly known for his role as Tom Haverford on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Aziz has had cameos in feature films Funny People and I Love You, Man. His latest comedy special Live at Madison Square Garden landed him the deal for his new Netflix series Master of None. His sketches are known to poke f…
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Nick Offerman
A self-described “actor, woodworker, husband," Nick Offerman is a man of many talents. Known as the surly Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Nick’s deadpan delivery and distinctive facial hair won over the hearts of millions. He and his comedian wife Megan Mullally often display their funny relationship on Twitter and work together on The …
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Nicole Byer
A native New Yorker now gracing the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade in LA, Nicole Byer built a solid fan base with real talk on MTV’s Girl Code and her web series Pursuit of Sexiness. “Sometimes people let me be on TV," she says, and those shows include 30 Rock, The Bachelor, and Adult Swim. In 2016, her two new series, Ladylike and an untitled…

Nominees

Aparna Nancherla
A self-described “scrunched up napkin with recyclable dreams" on Twitter, Aparna Nancherla is a rising female comedic star who first appeared on the short-lived but loved Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York-based comedian has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and is now on the standup circuit. She’s opened for big acts like John Oliver and…
Avery Monsen
Describing himself as an “asexual magician," Avery Monsen’s comedic career started at Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade. He’s been on Maron, 30 Rock, and the new Adam Ruins Everything, has authored and illustrated All My Friends Are Dead, and written for truTV’s Billy On The Street. But Avery gained widespread fame with his bizarre Vine account, where h…
Cameron Esposito
Cameron Esposito is an LA-based comedian, writer, and actress who started at Upright Citizens Brigade and has appeared across the late-night TV circuit. A “Purveyor of Fine Jokes," Cameron’s 2014 album Same Sex Symbol debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts, also named best comedy album by The AV Club and Paste. She hosts two podcasts, Put Your Hands Toge…
Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti is an accomplished standup comedian and comedy writer. She’s written for and appeared on shows like NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live, and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and The Sarah Silverman Program. These days, she’s playing Gina Linetti on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She’s earned two Writers Guild Awards and a Screen Actors …
John Oliver
John Oliver was introduced to American television on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was the Senior British Correspondent, but his long-running satirical podcast The Bugle gained him a cult following. Now he’s host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, a satirical news program discussing issues like Ferguson, Miss America, …
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a New York City writer and comedian who also moonlights as a writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, earning him an Emmy nomination. Josh has written articles for Esquire, Women’s Health, and Cosmopolitan, but his parody account @SeinfeldToday—statements and imaginary Seinfeld plots if the show were on air today—scored him his …