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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Comedy

Comedians are more than just funny—they shine a spotlight on the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world around us, keeping smiles on our faces even through tough times. These comedians transcend the stage to keep it real with fans on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and more, spreading laughter every way they know how.


Chelsea Peretti
As she so humbly puts it herself, Chelsea Peretti is “one of the greats.” You can catch Chelsea’s dry sense of humor and sometimes gross sensibility on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, on her podcast Call Chelsea Peretti, or on her Netflix comedy special Chelsea Peretti: One Of The Greats. Chelsea never takes anything seriously, teaching her hundreds of …
Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones is not easy to forget. Whether it’s her character play on NBC’s Saturday Night Live or her recent breakout film role in the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, you remember the hilarious Leslie. This year, she received a lot of unwanted negative attention on social media from (racist) people who thought she wasn’t the right look for the scre…
Samantha Bee
In the male-dominated world of political satire, Samantha Bee is a breath of fresh Canadian air. Graduating from the Comedy Central school of Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee left The Daily Show after 12 years to create her own TV masterpiece, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Thanks to a tragically horrible year in the political landscape, Samantha Bee ha…
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman has been going strong since the 90s, and she hasn’t lost her touch. Whether discussing sexism, racism, xenophobia, or political issues, Sarah knows how to sarcastically put it best. You can find her roasting other comedians, giving small roles in huge feature films, starring in her own TV series, or just saying what she really mean…
The Lonely Island
The Lonely Island is the comedy group out of Berkeley, California made up of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Best known for their viral Digital Shorts like “Dick In A Box” and “I’m On A Boat” from Saturday Night Live, the trio released their first feature-length film, Popstar, in 2016, a comedy poking fun at the ridiculous life of…


Bob Saget
While he might have had a break from being Full House’s Danny Tanner for a few years, Bob Saget has never truly left us. He hosted the coveted America’s Funniest Home Videos for years while also continuing his standup career and giving the occasional TV show cameo. It seems as if the dichotomy between Bob and Danny bleeds into real life as he Snapchats dad …
Demi Adejuyigbe
For someone who makes other people laugh so much, it’s rare to see Demi Adejuyigbe without a deadpan look on his face… unless he’s talking about his favorite show, Gilmore Girls, of course. Demi makes up half of the podcasting Gilmore Guys along with his buddy Kevin Porter who, together, watch and comment on every episode of the show, from start to finish. …
George Wallace
George Wallace has been in the comedy game just as long as any of the other greats, and there’s no sign of him stopping. He served up an extra helping of his “hot sauce” on Twitter over the past election season, really giving Donald Trump a taste of his own Twitter-trolling medicine. In a time when strong black voices are needed, George Wallace’s brutal hon…
Jonny Sun
@jomnysun describes himself as an “aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamguage,” but is actually a short-form writing project on Twitter and Instagram started by Jonathan Sun. With over 215K followers and an impressive IRL resume, it’s no wonder the artist, engineer, and MIT PhD student has gained so much traction so quickly. His research involves integrating urb…
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is one of those comedians where you don’t realize how well you know him until you start scrolling through his IMDB page. With roles in Orange Is the New Black and Girls on the small screen, and in feature films like Trainwreck and The Fault In Our Stars, he’s more familiar than you think. His directorial debut, Don’t Think Twice, was released…
Sage Boggs
The New York-based video writer and Twitter connoisseur Sage Boggs has gained quite the following this year with his Twitter rants and memetastic behavior. Although his videos are set up to look like he’s talking to himself a lot of the time, @sageboggs is heard by his nearly 45K followers. Before Vine started its swan song, Sage was a Vine master, garnerin…

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