For Your Consideration

YouTube satire, a loving podcast and standup star

VIDEO | Well-known YouTuber JENNA MARBLES started her Internet career with a hilarious tutorial on "How to trick people into thinking you're good looking." As of press time, the video has amassed more than 63 million views. She begins by bleaching "the absolute shit" out of her hair and from there proceeds to cake makeup on while sarcastically narrating each step over Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Her carefree personality in the video, and unique take on how people fool one another with meaningless distortions of their natural beauty, is a must-see tutorial that both amuses and induces giggles.

PODCAST | Writing about the complexities of love on paper often misses the intimacy of the spoken word. Thankfully, the popular New York Times reader-submitted column with essays on love has been given life in MODERN LOVE: THE PODCAST. In each episode, a notable figure (including Jason Alexander, Dakota Fanning and Judd Apatow) reads an essay aloud, their voice a powerful dramatizer, followed by a brief interview with the essayist. The essays' stories range from a woman who dates a man she met on Craigslist to a man who projects his musings on death onto his pet fish.

COMIC | NATASHA LEGGERO mixes charm with unapologetic bluntness, unlike many others. She has made a name for herself as an actor in movies and television as well, appearing in Modern Family, the roast of Justin Bieber, He's Just Not That Into You, and many more. Her best quality, however, is approaching taboo topics in her stand-up comedy with such outlandishness that you can't help but laugh and learn something you hadn't thought of before. She can also rap, producing entertaining lyrics that you don't expect.♦

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