Bree Essrig

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Bree Essrig
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Breeana Danielle Essrig

(1990-08-21) August 21, 1990 (age 29)
OccupationActress, writer, host, YouTube personality
Years active2009–present
Notable work
SourceFed, BlackBoxTV, Nuclear Family, Pop Trigger, Blood Shed
StyleSatire, sketch comedy, dark comedy, current events, pop culture
YouTube information
GenreComedy, sketch
Total views21.2 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
Updated March 27, 2020

Breeana Danielle "Bree" Essrig (born April 21, 1990) is an American actress, writer, host, foot fetish model[1] and internet personality, known for her comedic writing and appearances on the, now defunct, news and current event series SourceFed.[2] Essrig joined SourceFed as a host in 2015, and in 2017 was brought on to star in daily Twitter series #whatshappening.[3]

Essrig's personal YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and 19 million views.[4] and has appeared in a contest in Seventeen Magazine.[5] She has also been in The Daily Dot, Uproxx,[6] Elizabeth Banks' website WhoHaha,[7] and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls.[8]

Background and personal life[edit]

In 2013, Essrig came out publicly as bisexual on The Rubin Report.[9] Since then, she has been a public advocate against bullying, bi-erasure, body shaming, and sexual assault.[10][11][5][12]


Essrig was a co-host on The Young Turks news and pop culture channel PopTrigger from 2012-2015 and a writer/host on SourceFed from 2015-2017.[2] She has acted as a guest host on websites.[13] She has appeared on Elizabeth Banks’ comedy website WhoHaha.[14][7] Essrig was nominated for a Shorty Award in 2017 for Best Comedian.[15][16] She has made appearances at festivals and conventions as a celebrity influencer guest, host and commentator.[17][18][19] She has appeared in BlackBoxTV Presents and was in Shane Dawson's music video for "Superluv" in 2012.


  1. ^ "Bree Essrig Talks About Being A Foot Model". The Young Turks, Facebook. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Gutelle, Sam (March 25, 2015). "SourceFed's Newest Host Is Bree Essrig". Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Alcinii, Daniele (October 4, 2017). "Propagate preps live series "#WhatsHappening" to stream on Twitter". Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Klima, Jeff (March 24, 2015). "Bree Essrig Is Joining SourceFed!".
  5. ^ a b Shoket, Ann (April 4, 2012). "Pretty Amazing Girl of the Week!". Seventeen Magazine. New York City: Hearst Communications. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Perez-Mora, Matt (October 5, 2016). "Rapid fire questions with Bree Essrig". Uproxx. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Bree Essrig Is Our Funny Woman Of The Week". Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Lutes, Alicia. "16 Smart Questions for Bree Essrig". Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Coming Out As Bisexual: 'Real L Word' Star Whitney, Bree Essrig Join 'The Rubin Report' Debate". Huffington Post. Huffington Post Media Group. May 13, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Chan, Karin. "Inside the YouTube Space with Bree Essrig". Fem Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Perez-Mora, Matt (October 4, 2016). "Bree Essrig opens up about her intimate photoshoot". Uproxx. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  12. ^ Harris, Jonathan (November 13, 2014). "Bree Essrig Shares Her Sexual Assault Story". What's Trending. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Top That! Bree Essrig, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, the Rhodes Bros, and More". PopSugar. San Francisco, California: Popsugar Inc. January 23, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  14. ^ "Bree Essrig On Elizabeth Banks' "Ask A Badass"". May 24, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "YouTube Comedian nominees". Shorty Awards. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  16. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 17, 2017). "Shorty Awards Nominees Include Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, California: Eldridge Industries. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  17. ^ Collis, Clark (September 25, 2016). "Fantastic Fest special report: Delights, debates, and Dolph Lundgren". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  18. ^ Sollosi, Mary (June 15, 2016). "Vidcon 2016: Stars scheduled to attend". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  19. ^ Price, Lydia (July 17, 2015). "Where Your Favorite YouTubers Will Be at VidCon". People Magazine. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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