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 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.

Nominees

finalist
Aidy Bryant
Aidy Bryant is an American actress and comedian, currently one of the youngest cast members on NBC’…
finalist
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer started her career on the stand-up circuit, then moved her sketches to Comedy Central o…
Aparna Nancherla
A self-described “scrunched up napkin with recyclable dreams" on Twitter, Aparna Nancherla is a ris…
Avery Monsen
Describing himself as an “asexual magician," Avery Monsen’s comedic career started at Los Angeles’ …
finalist
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari got his start in the NYC comedy scene. Commonly known for his role as Tom Haverford on …
Cameron Esposito
Cameron Esposito is an LA-based comedian, writer, and actress who started at Upright Citizens Briga…
Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti is an accomplished standup comedian and comedy writer. She’s written for and appear…
John Oliver
John Oliver was introduced to American television on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewa…
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a New York City writer and comedian who also moonlights as a writer on HBO’s Last…
winner
Kevin Hart
He may be one of the shortest comedians on stage, but he’s one of comedy’s biggest stars. His stint…
finalist
Nick Offerman
A self-described “actor, woodworker, husband," Nick Offerman is a man of many talents. Known as the…
finalist
Nicole Byer
A native New Yorker now gracing the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade in LA, Nicole Byer built a s…