...that was a mouthful. It wasn't until recently that I realized that YouTube is actually a community for video makers as well as a place to search for TV shows broken down into three segments. This list includes some of my favorite people who are making videos and putting them on YouTube.
Nat's wry wit always has me in stitches. I especially appreciate how she convincingly combines two of herself into one video, and you are sure that both instances are two separate people. She is also good for learning a bit about Australian culture. Lamingtons: who knew? http://www.youtube.com/CommunityChannel
See the full review, "CommunityChannel (Natalie Tran)".
John and Hank Green are the reason why I do more than upload my travel footage on to YouTube. For every weekday in 2007, they went back and forth uploading video blogs in an experiment they called "Brotherhood 2.0" in which they challenged each other with a year of textless communication. During this time, Hank wrote and shared a farcical song about his celebrity crush on Helen Hunt, which led to his being challenged to write a song every other Wednesday. He currently has three albums of (mostly humorous) songs and has toured the U.S. several times. Though Brotherhood 2.0 is completed and text-based communication is again allowed, the brothers continue to make and share their thought-provoking, complex, and many times uplifting videos. http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers
Ray William Johnson is just likeable. I recently saw a TV show of some guy standing in front of an audience making snarky comments about viral videos (videos reviewed by RWJ weeks ago), and I don't know if it was the format, or just his personality...but I hated him. I like watching Ray William Johnson's videos because it feels like he is your well-informed and witty friend. I often share his show, "=3" with my friends on Facebook or in real life. http://www.youtube.com/RayWilliamJohnson
Philip DeFranco is one of the more popular YouTubers, and for good reason (thought he attributes it to sheer luck). His videos are entertaining, and somehow I can handle his sexist comments, because they seem to come from a place of irony. http://www.youtube.com/sxephil
I hate celebrity gossip. I just don't care about it; but somehow, listening to Buck's commentary...I do care. It has done a weird thing for my relationship with my mom. Recently, she will tell me about something beginning with the phrase: "I know you don't watch TV, but..." and after her comment is over, I'll inform her of my Buck-influenced opinion on the matter, as I had been kept in the loop by the What the Buck Show. http://www.youtube.com/buck
I've only recently begun watching Bill's videos, but I'm hooked already. His three-part narrative mash is intriguing and keeps me on my toes. Where as with watching some people's vlogs, I get bored and stop the video, Bill's never even allow me to consider such a notion. http://www.youtube.com/billtvmacon
How did I forget Craig? WheezyWaiter is like internet candy. His sense of humor is quirky and smart, which I really appreciate. He often refers to the frame of the video, and the reality created by camera tricks. Most of his vlogs feature ridiculousness that he is just serious enough about to pull off. Everyone should watch Craig Benzine, and feel honored at the privilege. http://www.youtube.com/WheezyWaiter
See the full review, "Craig Benzine (WheezyWaiter) is a treat to watch.".