Karen Alloy

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Karen Alloy
Born (1977-08-03) August 3, 1977 (age 37)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Other names spricket24
Occupation Comedienne, Actress
Known for YouTube, vlogging

Karen Schindler Alloy (born August 3, 1977) is an American comedienne and Regional Emmy award-winning entertainer,[1] best known for her work on YouTube under the name spricket24. As of February 2012, Alloy's videos have received over 65 million views and have over 234,000 subscribers,[2][3] and the spricket24 channel is ranked among YouTube's top 50 in several categories, and is among the top 100 most subscribed channels all-time on BlogTV.[4] She has lived in Minnesota, but now resides near Chicago. Alloy was vegan[5] but may love bacon, although this could have been a characteristic of a character she played in a video.[6]

BlogTV Childbirth[edit]

On July 16, 2009, Alloy went into labor and gave her fans live updates during her delivery. It was declared blogTV's very first live birth. Despite hospital restrictions preventing a video feed, the live text chat had over 400 viewers. Alloy's third child, Lulu Augustine Alloy, was born at 11:22 p.m. CDT, was 22" and 8 lbs, 12 oz.[7]

2009 Emmy Award[edit]

In 2009, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – one of the three governing bodies that provide Emmy Awards – awarded Alloy a Regional Emmy in the Advanced Media Writer category,[1] the first time an award had been given in this category, for her video 2012: The End of The World.[8] Alloy was the first person to win an Emmy for a YouTube video.[9] She accepted the award from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a ceremony held on January 21, 2010.[1]


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