At first I didn’t quite understand YouTube. It seemed like the place on the Internet to go and watch cute cat videos or America’s Funniest Home video style bloopers. But about two years ago, it finally clicked for me and now it is one of the primary ways that I consume media (I was even inspired to create my own channel). The best way to set yourself up to receive a high quality stream of constant content is to subscribe to the best content creators. To get started I’ve put together a list of my top 7 YouTubers(at the moment).

7 || Beauty YouTubers (NikkieTutorials, Zoella, Jeffree Star, Manny MUA)

Whatever your style there is a YouTube make-up guru for you. Together they form part of the heart and soul of the site. It seems crazy to me that there was once a time that you couldn’t reference a vast library of make-up tutorials on YouTube. Those just learning to do make-up have it soo good. I’ve only just now finally learned how to do mine properly thanks to them.


6 || PewDiePie (& Marzia)

If there is an undisputed King of YouTube, it’s PewDiePie. Having the top number of subscribers on the site (over 47 million and counting) is no easy feat. At first he rode the let’s play wave with Happy Wheels and Amnesia. But now that the early days are over, he’s developing a new brand of comedy that is quite entertaining. The steady stream of videos has never stopped as he still uploads one almost ever day. His girlfriend Marzia has her own channel as well that you should hop over to if you like cute Japanese things and pastels.

5 || yourmoviesucksdotorg

I don’t know how I stumbled upon this quirky review channel but I’m glad I did. His bluntly honest reviews are candid and insightful which can be rare admit most Hollywood sponsored media or among the fan boys of every new comic book movie. The review of After Earth (above) is particularly great in its scathing review of a hilariously bad movie. Instead of just jumping on the bandwagon of haters he can highlight exactly why a movie was bad.


4 || The Game Theorists

Ever wondered the secret backstory to video game characters, moves, or lore? Me either, until I started watching videos from the Game Theorists. Narrated at a fast paced with funny puns and animation, these videos will delight any gamer.

*Honorable mentions to videogamedunkey & Jontron who offer humor of the video game nerd variety.


3 || The Nerdwriter

The Nerdwriter is one of the better YouTubers that have expanded upon the “video essay” format on YouTube. The production quality of the videos he puts out every week are fantastic and the content is never dull. I almost always learn a new insight or make a new connection.

*Honorable mention to Every Frame a Painting if you are looking for video essays on cinematography.


2 || CGP Grey

It’s hard to define CGP Grey, but let’s just say the internet cheers every time he posts a new video. Grey’s simple yet detailed explanations will always teach you something you never thought you needed to know Unfortunately, uploads are not as often as most would like due to his unwavering perfectionism. In the meantime, you can always listen to his very entertaining podcast Hello Internet.


1 || h3h3 Productions

The king of the meme Papa Ethan. This channel’s bread and butter is making reaction videos to the weirder videos on YouTube. I would say that the humor of h3h3 is along the same lines as ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job’ and definitely an acquired taste. It’s like internet culture distilled into video form. Papa Bless.

What are your favorite YouTube channels?



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