5 YouTube Shows & Personalities That You Really Must See

Craig Snyder 10-06-2012

The success of YouTube has created an atmosphere where “normal” people like you and I have an outlet to gain fame and fortune from the confines of our own homes. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.

YouTube’s Fred was a pretty regular kid before he plateaued YouTube as the user with the most subscribers. The “Charlie Bit My Finger” video landed that family over six figures, with a nine-figure view count. You’ve probably heard of the many other YouTube personalities as well, such as Boxxy, The Annoying Orange, and Epic Meal Time.

This post isn’t going to be about the names we’ve already heard of, though. I’d like to share a few new, interesting, and mostly-hilarious YouTube users with you.

Shoenice (shoenice22)

Shoenice is both brilliant and absolutely crazy. Internet communities like Reddit really catapulted this guy to fame when they caught on to his videos. Shoenice eats and drinks things. He’s not a competitive eater and he doesn’t typically eat food. He’s known for setting some ridiculous records, too. Here’s a quick list of some of the things I can recall Shoenice downing:

    • full bottle of Formula 409
    • a cheeseburger (with the wrapper)
    • full bottle of Frank’s Extra Hot Sauce (in 9 seconds)
    • 6 raw eggs (with shells)
    • a shoelace
    • a block of cream cheese
    • a tampon
    • a giant eraser
    • cat litter
    • raw bacon

There is plenty, plenty more though. Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s the video that really set it off for Shoenice. Shoenice slammed a whole bottle of Absolut Vodka in just 15 seconds.

Well basically (a Shoenice trademark introduction), he’s nuts. Don’t try that at home.

Bad Lip Reading (BadLipReading)

I never thought that voiceovers could be too funny. This YouTube channel has proven me wrong. BLR is well-known for taking politicians and celebrities, muting them, and making them say the most ridiculous things ever.

The Angry Video Game Nerd (JamesNintendoNerd)

James, the AVGN, is one of the oldest, most beloved personalities in the rage-gaming community. He’s been around for a really long time on his own website and other video networks, and isn’t as much of a presence of YouTube. Lucky for you and I, he’s created an entire playlist of all of the old episodes.

Although it seems like The Angry Video Game Nerd has moved on in life to bigger and better things, if you’re into retro gaming reviews and bad language, you’d love him.

Ed BassMaster (edbassmaster)

Ed BassMaster is as talented as he is bold and hilarious. On YouTube, Ed takes on multiple “candid camera” personalities, such as Mumbles (who can hardly speak English) and Skippy (“Hep…”). I could literally watch this guy for hours. Something is very, very funny about awkward social interactions. Just look at this video.

Just look at it.

Will It Blend? (Blendtec)

The concept here is simple: WIB takes things that they are not supposed to put in a blender, and they put it in a blender. It’s not only ridiculous and hard to look away from, it’s even educational!

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  1. Luda Yoda
    June 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    LOL shoenice is crazy! SEriously though youtube is going to take over soon...hardly feel the need to watch tv anymore.

  2. Jon Smith
    June 11, 2012 at 4:04 am

    thats a strong blender...with that it can blend an iphone but also protect the guy from shrapnel from flying out

  3. Michael Fierro
    June 11, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Whoa, no women on the list? Seriously?

    Give My Drunk Kitchen a try:

    • Felicia Day Fangirl
      December 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      She's hilarious! Or what about Daily Grace?

  4. Nick Swarfega
    June 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    One personality that I'd include would be Chris Pirillo (

  5. Himanshu Singla
    June 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Is there any way to download only HD videos from youtube..

  6. paras
    June 10, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Will it blend on a "5 YouTube Shows & Personalities That You Really Must See"? Really?

    • Craig Snyder
      June 10, 2012 at 2:57 am

      It's a timeless question.