Here’s something we all know for sure: the best way to a person’s heart is a) good food and b) getting them to laugh. The latter is precisely how the following YouTubers have won of millions of followers through the art of comedy, have cracked their way into the YouTube community and have also managed to successfully maintain their image as comedians as well. Read on to discover and learn more about the Top 100 YouTubers in Comedy.
Whinderson Nunes Batista is a Brazilian comedian, singer and YouTuber who currently resides in Sao Paulo. At the young age of 24, this sensation has managed to rally a whole nation behind him, having been named the most subscribed channel in Brazil in 2016. His channel is also the 15th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world- well deserved considering that the star had to endure the “if you fail try, try again” philosophy one too many times. The comedian decided that he wanted to be a YouTuber at the age of 15 but unfortunately repeatedly failed to get his channel recognized. He finally achieved the fruition of his perseverance and hard work, when in 2013 his old channel was hacked and deleted. From there, Whinderson went on to continuously grow in the YouTube community and as of today, he has garnered over 35 million subscribers and a whopping 2.9 billion views.
Smosh is an American sketch comedy group with a YouTube channel of the same name. It is owned and maintained by Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padila. The channel is best known for its sketch comedy series, ‘Every Blank Ever’ and ‘The Big What If’. The creators are part of YouTube’s OG clan and evidently, had no problem whatsoever in winning over the YouTube community as Smosh quickly turned out to be one of the most popular channels on the platform after its creation. Since then, the Smosh Empire has expanded and now consists of a Spanish version named ‘ElSmosh’, a gaming channel named ‘Smosh Games’ and a third channel named ‘Smosh Pit’. Currently, Smosh is the 38th most subscribed channel on YouTube although it has thrice been named the most subscribed YouTube channel- and has 24.6 million subscribers and 8.5 billion views.
Luis Arturo Villar Sudek, better known by his YouTube name Luisito, is a YouTube comedian of Mexican descent, who achieved his success after he left his native city Puebla and moved to Mexico City. Luis had once before created a channel on which he posted piano covers and tutorials which failed. Now, on his current channel which boasts over 24 million subscribers, Luis has no fixed theme, but his content mostly revolves around comparing different things, traveling around the world and showing off his good Mexican genes through vlogs. The creator also seems to have not let go of his love for the piano as he once again, in 2010, created a channel called ‘Piano for cool people’, later renamed to ‘LouieArtie’, on which he posted tutorials on how to play the piano. However, Luis probably couldn’t keep up with this hobby or maybe it wasn’t getting any recognition again, a conclusion we have come to after seeing that the channel is now inactive.
The Tonight Show is the longest running late night talk-show and has been on air since 1954. The show is currently hosted by American comedian, Jimmy Fallon. The YouTube channel is basically the show’s extension into the digital media world, where short interview clips are posted- a smart tactic to attract more audience to the show and increase viewership. The channel was created back in 2008 and as of now, it has pulled in a subscriber count of over 21.2 million. It is also the 50th most subscribed YouTube channel in the United States of America and has garnered 11.3 billion views from over 5,000 videos. The channel also reportedly beat Jimmy Kimmel Live on the YouTube charts back in 2014 to become the most viewed and subscribed to late night talk show channel on the platform.
Enchufe.tv is a Quito, Ecuador based YouTube channel which was created in 2011. The channel’s foundations were reportedly laid down in the back of a pick-up truck, as its creators revealed upon its success. The content of the channel involves short videos- primarily comedy sketches. Until late 2012, Enchufe.tv’s viewership mostly came from Ecaudor, after which it posted a video named ‘Me Gusta’, causing the channel to gain worldwide recognition. This helped significantly to boost its ratings, due to which it now has a subscriber count of over 20.8 million and over 7 billion views. The channel is also the 49th most subscribed to YouTube channel in the world.
Jenna Nicole Mourey- better known as Jenna Marbles due to her mother’s discomfort at having their last name pulling up Google searches of only Jenna’s video- is another one of YouTube’s OG clan. She is an American comedian, actress, YouTuber and vlogger. The star created her channel in 2006 and is still one of the most popular YouTubers on the platform. She is the creator of the 8th most popular channel on YouTube that is run by a woman. Jenna is also the first YouTuber to be honored with a wax figure as the Madam Tussauds Museum in New York., which she unveiled in 2015. The YouTube sensation has also been featured in The New York Times articles and on ABC News. With her fame, she has successfully reeled in over 19.7 million subscribers and over 3 billion views.
CanalCanalha is another one of Brazil’s gifts to the world of comedy. The channel is owned and run by Julio Cocielo and was created back in 2011. Inspired by another Brazilian comedian Eduardo Sterblitch, Julio dived into the world of comedy to overcome the loss of his most cherished companion, his dog. After graduating high school, his friends convinced him to start posting comedic videos on the platform- an advice he thankfully followed. Even though the YouTuber is a subject of much controversy due to his habit of talking about issues in a humorous manner, he managed to gain a fan following of over 18 million with 1.3 billion views. His channel is currently the 2nd most subscribed to channel in Brazil.
Liza Koshy- originally named Elizabeth Shaila by her Indian father and Caucasian mother- is a YouTube sensation who gained recognition at an unbelievably quick pace. The star, in a matter of months, became one of the most popular creators on the platform. In 2016 alone, she garnered 6 million subscribers, all thanks to her loud and proud internet personality. In reality, the star admits to being an introvert and the exact opposite of the personality she depicts on social media. Nevertheless, her comedic skits, rants and occasionally vlogs keep making her followers come back for more of this little bundle of comedic relief. Currently, this star has over 16.9 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. It might have been way more than that but Liza had reportedly taken a break from YouTube and is now earning accolades through other ventures.
One of the oldest Spanish YouTubers on the platform is Raul Alvarez Genes- better known as AuronPlay. The YouTuber is also part of the OG clan, seeing as he joined the platform just a year after its creation. Starting off, Auron primarily posted videos critiquing various YouTubers and casually also provided his little asked for judgments on various topics, including the popular YouTube genre: gameplay. His harsh criticisms and belittling attitude caused the YouTuber to fall into conflict with his fellow YouTubers and to gain many enemies. However, the star has moved past that life now and has delved into the world of comedy, posting humorous skits and sketches. The evolution of his content has been a major player in his rising fame and has earned him over 16 million subscribers and 2 billion views.
Here’s another YouTube comedian of Indian descent: Lilly Saini Singh, screen name: iiSuperwomanii. Lilly joined the platform relatively early on, back in 2011, when she was battling depression, in an attempt to make herself feel better by making other people laugh. Little did she know that this good intention would lead her to become one of the most popular creators on the platform and would help her fulfill dreams that she had been dreaming about since she was a little girl, the biggest being meeting Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in real life. Not only did she meet him, the YouTube sensation is now also very good friends with him and other celebrities including Selena Gomez and Kunal Nayyar. She is a living and walking poster screaming that dreams can come true, only if you dream hard enough and also work to achieve those dreams. After having won over the world of YouTube, Lilly Singh is about to take the world of network television by storm with her talk show, A little late with Lilly Singh. The star currently has 14 million subscribers and over 3 billion views.
FailArmy is a YouTube channel owned by JunkinMedia, which has deduced one of the smartest techniques to gain a large fan following without working on the exhausting task of creating original content. The channel primarily posts “fail” video compilations. Basically any content that makes you think “things went horribly wrong but gratefully have been caught on camera because it is also hilarious” is content that belongs on this channel. It’s funny how human beings are the smartest species on the planet, yet they seem to always be making dumb mistakes- the sole reason this channel continues to thrive on the platform. As of today, the channel has garnered 14.6 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. Considering that it is also the 75th most subscribed to channel in the United States, it is hilarious how fond people are of laughing at the expense of others.
Lele Pons, upon birthed in Venezuela was actually named Eleanora Lele Pons Maronese. Isn’t that a mouthful? This star was first cast into the limelight through the now discontinued app, Vine, where she regularly posted comedic videos. This fame translated into her YouTube channel where her fans loyally started following her as well after the creation of her channel in 2015. Later, in 2016, the YouTuber also became a part of the Shots Studio family. She has gained much fame as a YouTube comedian and in the past 4 years alone gained 14.5 million subscribers, a number many YouTubers are unable to reach after even years of trying. Surely, the 23-year-old must be doing something right. She has also amassed over 2.8 billion views in her short time on the platform.
This is the official YouTube channel of the world renowned sensational comedy show, Mr. Bean. The show itself is a British sitcom which was created by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, the latter of who also portrayed the role of Mr. Bean, “a child in a grown man’s body”, who was to be depicted trying to perform everyday simple tasks but humorously failing at every attempt. To show more of a childlike character, Mr. Bean also had a childhood best friend in the form of a brown teddy bear which he had cleverly named ‘teddy’. The show was also adapted into cartoon form after it ended. The YouTube channel now posts episodes from the show and the cartoon. Even after almost 3 decades of its creation, the show is still widely popular as the channel boasts 13.9 million subscribers, unsurprisingly a substantial amount being adults, and a whopping 4.7 billion views.
This channel is amongst one of the first that was created on the platform, dating back to late 2006. The channel is comedic in content and even 13 years after its creation posts at least 4 times a week. Fair, seeing as there are so mainly widely popular YouTubers nowadays and even this has become a challenge on who can manage to keep up with the times and stay most relevant. Anyhow, the channel itself is owned by InterActiveCorp and also has a website of its own, created 9 years before the channel, on which articles are regularly posted by a large team of content creators. The channel alongside its original comedic content features videos submitted by its large audience including home movies, weird sports highlights, viral videos, etc. Much to its success, the channel boasts over 7 billion views and subscriber count of over 13.4 million.
Cyprien Lov, formerly known as MrDream, created his channel in 2007, which could have potentially earned him a spot with the OG clan but unfortunately, YouTube did not exist in France at that time and the creator had to make do by creating and blog on Dailymotion and was unable to post content on YouTuber until 2009. The YouTuber is a man of many talents, having been a blogger, an illustrator, game tester and most importantly, comedian. Now that he has achieved much fame through the platform, he primarily posts comedic sketches. His channel is the 2nd most subscribed to channel in France, and 1st most subscribed to channel which is nonmusical. The YouTuber accumulated a vast subscriber count of 13.1 million, considering that he only posts videos in French and over 2.2 billion views.
It is a well known fact that Ashish started his journey on the Vine app but since he the creator now posts content primarily YouTube, shouldn’t he have dropped the ‘vine’ from his name? Or at least replaced it to ‘YouTube’? Would’ve been funny, right? Anyway, this star received much accolades from the desi (south-asian) community because of his comedic skits and parodies. The YouTuber is known to use fowl language in a comedic manner which makes his audience appreciate him more due to his originality. He is also known to work with various Indian actors to publicize their movies through his platform. Currently, the star has 12.9 million subscribers and over 1.1 billion views. His channel is also the 31st most subscribed to channel in India.
Owned and created by Robert James Rallison, an American cartoonist, animator and illustrator, TheOdd1sOut mostly gained its popularity due to the channel’s comedic series of the same name. The creator rushed to the world of YouTube after he had been making web comics for over 2 years. The channel was created in 2014 but did not gain much recognition until 2016 when it gained 278 thousand subscribers in just a month. The road was steady and the YouTube channel only rose in prominence from there. One of his most viewed videos is that of his work story when he worked at Subway, which he dubs ‘Sooubway’ in his videos. The video also got him featured in Foodbeast. Another popular video is one in which is cleverly titled ‘Life is Fun’ but is actually a song about existential dread. His hilarious videos have gathered a subscriber count of 11.9 million and a view count of over 2.1 billion.
This channel’s name literally translates to ‘Norman makes videos’ and makes videos he absolutely does! Norman J. Thavaud is a French podcaster and YouTuber who has been on the platform since 2011. He started off by creating a mini-movies series in which he played all the characters and talked about many general topics. His first video was titled ‘The Ping Pong Club’ and it retained its popularity for a good minute. His next video, ‘Les Billingues’ was also very well received. Since then, the star has been creating comedic content that keeps his fans coming back for more. He is the second most subscribed to videographer in France, right after Cyprien love. Having achieved the 10 million subscriber count, Norman went on to release a short film named ‘The Bug of 10 Million’. As of today, the YouTuber has 11.5 million subscribers and over 2.1 billion views.
Enaldo Lopes is a Brazilian YouTuber born in Belo Horizonte in 1998. The YouTuber joined the platform in 2012 but didn’t start posting till 2014. His content initially mainly revolved around vlogs, question and answer sessions, among other things. However, the highlights of his channel are the challenges that he does, while also making sure that his videos act as comedic relief. The star has quickly risen in fame, seeing as his posts videos only in his native language. He is also one of the biggest and most subscribed to channel in Brazil, with 11.2 million subscribers and 1.4 billion views.
Daniella Russo, a Sao Paolo native YouTuber, rose in prominence as the host of and contributor to a popular YouTube channel Canal Kondzilla. However, she successfully managed to maintain her fame on her self-named personal YouTube channel as well, which was created in 2014 but wasn’t graced with any videos until 2015. The star, furthermore, also went on to become actress and singer as well, producing hits like ‘Sarrada no Ar’ and ‘A Melhor do Baile’. On her main channel, Dani posts humorous videos, to keep her audience entertained and lighthearted while viewing her onscreen. Her channel has accumulated a total subscriber count of 11.2 million in only 4 years and a total view count of over 510 million.
Named Everson Henrique de Oliveira and born in Brazil is a comedian, actor and DJ, who has managed to conquer the world of YouTube. The YouTuber rose to prominence by posting videos of bizarre challenges on the platform. The channel was created back in 2009 and had received significant recognition, especially in Brazil where it is one of the most widely viewed and subscribed to channel. He currently has 11 million subscribers and 709 million views. Things were going great for the creator until mid 2018 when a defamatory video overtook the internet of Everson’s reported sexual assault on his girlfriend. Since then, the YouTuber’s career has been experiencing a major downfall and has also had brands cancel their partnership with him.
The name of this channel translates to ‘I stay Crazy’ and is a YouTube channel owned and run by a famous Brazilian writer who wrote a book of the same name, which was later also made into a popular movie of the same name. The book is based on the lives of teenagers and depicts the hardships they go through, while also showcasing some achievements. It primarily focuses on the impact of technology and gadgets on the lives of teenagers. The genius behind the Eu Fico Loko franchise is Christian Figueiredo de Caldas who became a YouTuber at the young age of 15. Needless to say, his channel is of a comedic nature as the Brazilian creator is a born comedian, who loves to make people laugh. Moreover, he is also an actor, a voice actor and singer. The creator has a second self named channel as well. On his main channel, Eu Fico Loko, the sensation has amassed 10.8 million subscribers and over 942 million views. The channel is, hence, one of the most popular ones in Brazil.
Bryan Quang Le, also known as RiceGum is an American comedic YouTuber residing in Hollywood Hills. He initially joined the platform to be a gaming YouTuber and his first video was posted back in 2012 in which he is seen playing Modern Warfare 3. After 2 years, the creator decided to take a break from YouTube, only to return a year later with an all original Musical.ly series called ‘These Kids Must Be Stopped’ which basically showcased him ranting and criticizing teens on the app. Seeing the popularity that the videos received, Bryan primarily started creating diss tracks on popular YouTube stars. The YouTuber seemingly also spends quite some time trying to spice up his life, maybe for publicity or views, or maybe just because he’s an awful human being. Hard to decide what’s worse but apparently, as the internet can get pretty unfiltered, Rice has gotten his fair share of backlash for his controversial videos, including the Hong Kong vlog and the Gambling Website controversy. Regardless of the harsh criticisms, the YouTuber seems to maintaining his popularity, given to his 10.8 million subscribers and 2 billion views.
Maxim Tarasenko, known widely by his screenname TheBrianMaps, is a Russian YouTuber and vlogger. The star joined the platform in 2012 and has been active ever since. The content of his channel is always humorous- so I guess you could also call him a comedian- and he seems to be fond of creating parodies. His name comes from the fact that he initially started the channel to produce content on maps but seeing as it wasn’t a very popular genre on the platform, quickly switched to other topics, including gaming. He also has a secondary YouTube channel named TheBrianMaps2. Currently, Maxim is only 19 years old and has already garnered 10.7 million subscribers and 2.3 billion views.
Khandeshi Movies is an Indian channel owned and run by Shafeeq chotu, aka Chotu Dada. He is a well known Indian comedian and a fan favorite of thousands of people around the region of South Asia. The star received much criticism at the beginning of his journey on account of his family background, as he was raised in a small village in India and his height, as Shafeeq stands at 3 feet and 9 inches. However, he didn’t let the criticisms get to him and stayed focused on his goals. Today, he is one of the most famous comedians in the country and has also appeared in movies, earning him the title of an actor as well. On YouTube alone, the star has accumulated 10.5 million subscribers and 2.8 billion views.
Jesse, previously known as PrankvsPrank, was created by Jesse Wellens and Jennifer Smith back in 2007, making them also a part of the OG clan. The channel spiraled into fame coincidently after Jesse posted a cinnamon challenge, pranking his then girlfriend Jennifer and ultimately creating a trend for the couple to constantly prank each other for their channel’s content. The videos include both Jesse and Jennifer recording the preparation of the prank and their significant other’s reaction as well. The videos, being hilarious in nature, have managed to earn the couple much recognition, seeing as their channel has 10.5 million and 2 billion views. In 2013, USA Today rated PrankvsPrank the best pranksters on YouTube as well. However, back in 2016, the channel was renamed to Jesse after the couple reportedly broke up. Since then, Jesse has been running the channel alone.
Kaykai Salaider is a YouTuber of Thai descent who has been an active contributor to the platform since 2011. Her fan following is primarily Thai as well since her content is always in her native language. From her videos, it can be guessed that they are comedic in nature, which has gained the YouTuber much recognition in her country, making it one of the most popular channels in Thailand as well. The channel currently boasts 10.4 million subscribers and 1.7 billion views.
Galo Frito, literally translating to ‘fried rooster/chicken’ is a comedy channel created by Mederi Corumba that has been on the platform since 2009. The channel also has a website of the same name. The idea of the channel was born when the creator and his good friend, Guilherme Anjeli decided to develop a humorous program consisting of sketches and skits. Unfortunately, Guilherme passed away after which Mederi decided to ask his friends Tiago Cadore and Patricia dos Reis to take part in the videos. It is mostly famous for its parodies, but its followers also enjoy the occasional vlog posted on the channel. Galo Frito first gained recognition back in 2010 when a parody video was posted of Justin Bieber’s song, Baby, for which they have also won a BMV prize. They are also significantly popular due to their ‘Dancing Lula’ series which was especially created to make the channel a viral sensation. As of today, the channel has 10.3 million subscribers and 1.6 billion subscribers.
Talking Tom is a comedic YouTube channel aimed at children, the creator of which remains anonymous till date. The channel was created back in 2010 and in the past 9 years, due to the popularity of the infamous Talking Tom, it has garnered over 10.3 million subscribers and 4.4 billion views. The content mainly revolves around gameplays, shows and humorous videos. Since the ‘about’ section of the YouTube channel mentions the existence of a Talking Ginger channel as well, it is safe to assume that it has also been created by the same person- or at least someone he/she knows because why else would you publicize another channel? The creator also mentions the Talking Tom and Friends channel on which videos of the show is posted, meaning that he/she might potentially be a triple threat. Whatever the case, it is seemingly obvious that the popularity of Talking Tom and his other talking friends is declining significantly, proven by how quickly the channel has been losing subscribers. Oh well! Guess it’s impossible for something to stay hyped forever.