A little over a year ago, I hit MUO readers with a short list of lesser-known YouTube series and personalities worth checking out. This list featured video game commentary, a guy who spends his time eating cat litter and shoes, an attempt at putting an iPhone through a blender, and more. It’s about that time to come up with another batch, this time of four!
Before we jump into the list, let’s reflect on YouTube a year later. We’ve reached a point in social and viral internet where, if you’re funny, interesting, or unique enough, you literally have a shot at reaching an audience of millions of people. The internet is a pretty fair place, and as long as you have the motivation to put yourself out there and do something that you have a natural talent for, people will want to see it. Maybe you’ll be on a list like this someday.
Kyle is… unique. If you’re a little socially awkward, watching the videos on Kyle’s YouTube channel may make you feel a bit better about yourself. If you’re a fan of cringe-worthy comedy, you’ll love this guy.
Kyle is a YouTube personality who specializes in giving the most awkward and uncomfortable interviews you’ll ever see. In the video above, Kyle has traveled to South Beach to interview fans after the Miami Heat’s victory in the 2012 NBA Finals. He is relentless, and one of two things are bound to happen: he’s completely avoided or he exchanges a conversation that will have you squirming in your chair. Sometimes, I’m caught between wanting to close his videos out (as I often suffer extreme second-hand embarassment) or clutch myself in laughter.
I’d say Kyle is an acquired taste, but I’m glad I’m able to find him funny. Give him a chance.
I don’t know why watching videos and looking through pictures about food is so mesmerizing. We all have that person on Instagram who snaps a photo of their lunch every other day, right? I’m embarrassed to admit it, but sometimes I like it. If you’re anything like that, Daym Drops might be your guy.
Daym specializes in obnoxious, exaggerated, and hilarious reviews of fast food. Daym has reviewed food from McDonald’s, Chipotle, Arby’s, KFC, Burger King, and even some material on the side from the Girl Scouts and a local movie theater.
If you’re looking for the most technical food reviews, maybe Daym isn’t your type. If you want to laugh while watching a bald guy exaggerate how extremely delicious a $0.99 taco from Taco Bell is, then you’re at the right channel. Daym is just a hilarious guy, and after watching a few of the videos on his YouTube channel you’ll be coming back for more of his personality (rather than the food).
Daym has even secured a TV show on that Travel Channel that should be coming around any time now. See what YouTube can get you?
The self-proclaimed “internet’s busiest music nerd” may very well be just that. I’ve never seen someone so educated and trustworthy when it comes to album reviews. Anthony Fantano is a vlogger and radio host from Connecticut who has put together a cult following through his website and YouTube channel.
Not everyone has the same tastes, and that’s obvious. Anything Fantano reviews through his videos clearly reflects his own opinion. But, if I had to pick a single person on the internet to go to for advice on if I should or shouldn’t purchase an album, it would be him. No question. These reviews are lengthy (though his recent ones are becoming much shorter), detailed, spirited, and even informational.
Music fans need to subscribe to The Needle Drop, because Anthony Fantano has a true talent for judging music.
The “Let’s Play” craze is something that the YouTube era gave birth to. Creating this type of video is simple: record yourself playing any game and commentate it. HCBailly is one of the absolute best on YouTube at this.
If I must be incredibly picky and opinionated, the voice gets to be a little irritable at times. If you feel the same way, toughen up and get past it. This guy puts in a lot of work. He has thousands of Let’s Play videos, and he is constantly dishing out new ones. There are days and days worth of entertainment through his channel, and I’ve found that sometimes it’s even more fun to watch someone else play through a game than play it yourself.
Gamers, check this guy out. He is good to the Let’s Play community!
YouTube is a goldmine. It’s great to have, but you don’t even need a television in 2013! YouTube has years worth of content waiting for you to dig in to. It’s got everything! YouTube can teach you things. Dave recently did an article highlighting 10 YouTube comedy channels that will make you laugh. Use YouTube and find these hidden, niche channels to subscribe to and you will always have something to check out in your spare time.
What do you think about the four YouTube channels in this list? Care to share any other that I haven’t gone over yet? Leave me a comment in the section below!
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