YouTube Comedy Week’s very important personalities

What do you get when you combine world-famous comedians with the world’s biggest video-sharing site? OK, you guessed it: YouTube Comedy Week. But Comedy Week is about a lot more than simply bringing together comedy’s best and brightest for an online celebration of funny.

This week we also connected with YouTube’s biggest comedy fans. We decided to shine our spotlight on seven "Super Fans": Zach, Christine, Mavis, Lo, Jesse, Mike and Jack (the 14-year-old "Britain’s Got Talent" comedian whose first YouTube video got more than 3 million views).

To thank these loyal YouTubers for being so awesome, we brought them to L.A. to be part of the Big Live Comedy Show on Sunday, May 19. We gave them a special VIP experience that included a glamorous walk down the Red Carpet, a backstage tour, and tickets to the Big Live Comedy Show and the after party.

The Super Seven dropped everything and flew in from all over the country (and world) to attend: the U.K., New Jersey, South and North Carolina, and Washington state. They came together for their love of YouTube comedy, and they were not disappointed. The day was full of smiles, vines, tweets and videos as they met their favorite comedians, including (but not limited to!) Smosh, Hannibal Buress, Reggie Watts, JASH, Tim and Eric, Skrillex and "Workaholics." At the end of the night, they tore up the dance floor with countless Comedy Week performers.

Wish you could’ve been there too? Don’t get us wrong, we love ALL our comedy fans, and we’re still looking for more YouTubers to show us just how much they love laughing … from the comfort of their own home. Want to be involved with Comedy Week? Here’s how:
  1. Create a Top 10 list of your favorite YouTube Comedy Week videos and tweet it out to us @YouTube #ComedyWeek.
  2. Show us your best spit take, and post the video to #SpitTake. We’ll highlight the funniest and most creative renditions.
There’s a world of amazing comedy out there, and it’s all coming together for one side-splitting week. Be sure to keep laughing--and keep us laughing.

Marion Dickson Waelchli, YouTube Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Lead, recently watched "DJ Play My Song (Now Leave Me Alone)" by The Gregory Brothers, ft. PSY.

YouTube Comedy Week kicks off with “The Big Live Comedy Show”... and Arnold!

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Lonely Island guys, and a cat called Lil Bub all walk into a bar. Know what happens next?

OK, neither do we. Luckily, we’ve enlisted more than 150 of the biggest names in comedy to join us for the first-ever YouTube Comedy Week. From May 19-25, YouTube will bring comedy creators and fans together for a series of live shows, new episodes from popular channels, curated lists from a range of stars and more.

Some YouTubers collaborated on videos that give you a sneak peek of what’s in store for YouTube Comedy Week, brought to you by the Governator himself. Someone also known as the most muscular man in the world, the man who kills bad guys and predators, and most importantly, a comedy connoisseur.

And there’s more where that came from. On Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. PT, we’ll kick things off with “The Big Live Comedy Show,” a global live stream in which featured comedians will do a mix of stand-up, sketches and musical performances. During the live event, and throughout the rest of Comedy Week, you’ll see videos from stars including Rainn Wilson, Ryan Higa, Smosh, The Lonely Island, Vince Vaughn, The Fine Bros, The Gregory Brothers, The Onion, CollegeHumor, Daily Grace, Epic Meal Time, Epic Rap Battles of History, Tobuscus, Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera of JASH and many more.

So check out the YouTube Comedy Week channel to watch tons of stuff that will make you laugh. This better be funny.

The YouTube Comedy Week Team recently watched “Between Two Ferns / Spring Break Anthem.”