1983/1984 (age 29–30)
|Home town||Newbury Park, California, United States|
|Web hosting service(s)||YouTube|
Kassem Gharaibeh (Arabic: قاسم الغرايبه), known by his stage name KassemG, is an Arab-American comedian and actor, best known for his online content. His YouTube channel, "KassemG", hosts several hundred videos, most notably the California On and Going Deep webseries. As of September 2013[update] "KassemG" has more than 2.4 million subscribers, and 380 million video views, and a secondary channel, "KassemGtwo", maintains over a half million subscribers.
KassemG was born in Jordan to a Jordanian father and an Egyptian mother. He lived in Saudi Arabia for a short time and moved to Florida when he was four years old. He grew up in Ventura County, California.
Before his YouTube career, KassemG was working at a Best Buy and doing stand-up comedy on the weekends, mostly performing in small venues like restaurants. He got the idea to start making YouTube videos when his friend Cory Williams had a video that went viral. In 2009 he co-founded Maker Studios along with Shay Butler and Lisa Donovan. After working in retail for 10 years, KassemG finally quit his job and began making videos full-time.
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- "KassemG Exclusive Interview : The Partners Project Ep.5". Partnersproject.com. 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
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- "KassemGtwo - More Terrible Videos". YouTube. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- Miller, Claire Cain (April 10, 2011). "Actors in Smaller Studios, Making Pictures for the Smaller Screen". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- RayWilliamJohnson (June 13, 2011). "Schindler's Geese". YouTube. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
- RayWilliamJohnson (January 13, 2012). "Hole People". YouTube. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
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