THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards YouTube Comedian

Comedy isn’t just for smoky clubs or HBO specials anymore. In fact, many of the best comedians are on YouTube, posting videos that range from screwball songs and satirical sketches to sarcastic product reviews and impeccable impersonations. With the freedom to try out material, interact with fans, and collaborate with other creators, YouTube is the perfect platform for comedy, and these comedians were our favorites this year.

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

Nominees

Akilah Hughes
Mixing social commentary with wry, sarcastic humor, Brooklyn-based Akilah Hughes has taken the expe…
finalist
Andrew Lowe
In six years on YouTube, 19-year-old Andrew Lowe has racked up 600K+ subscribers and over 39M views…
Ben J. Pierce
In 2014, Ben J. Pierce went viral with the music video for his anti-gender-stereotype song “Little …
Bree Essrig
Sarcasm is comedian Bree Essrig’s stock-in-trade, whether she’s making fun of airheaded teens or Tr…
Chris Klemens
NYC-based Chris Klemens likes to take to the streets of his city (and others) to interview stranger…
finalist
Drew Monson
Drew Monson has been a presence on YouTube since he was 11 years old. Now, 10 years later, his YouT…
finalist
Jessi Smiles
“Hey guys!” is the very personable intro Jessi Smiles begins all her videos with, before launching …
finalist
Nathan Zed
With a fast-paced style that sends up everything from politics to pop culture to personal experienc…
Nikki Limo
In November 2016, Nikki Limo turned 30 and started noticing all the hysterically banal “**WARNING S…
finalist
Sarah Baska
Super relatable, current, and hilarious, 19-year-old Sarah Baksa is a popular YouTube presence, wit…
winner
Thomas Sanders
One of the foremost stars of all time on Vine, Thomas Sanders took his hysterical 6-second videos a…
Timothy DeLaGhetto
Rapper, comedian, and YouTube star Tim Chantarangsu, better known by his alias Timothy DeLaGhetto, …