Grace Helbig

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Grace Helbig
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Helbig in 2011
Personal information
Born Grace Anne Helbig
(1985-09-27) September 27, 1985 (age 29)
Gloucester County, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Comedian, actress, author, talk show host and Internet personality
YouTube information
Pseudonym it'sGrace
Channel name graciehinabox
Years active 2006–present
Genre Comedy
Subscribers 2.6 million subscribers (August 2015)
Total views 128 million views (August 2015)
Network Fullscreen
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 18 August 2015.

Grace Anne Helbig (born September 27, 1985) is a comedian, actress, author, talk show host, and YouTube personality. She is the host and creator of the it'sGrace YouTube channel and the audio-video podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig.

Helbig created the 2008–2013 My Damn Channel web series DailyGrace, was a correspondent on Attack of the Show! on the G4 network, played Idol on the Fine Brothers' web series MyMusic, appeared in a series of Lowe's television commercials, co-produced and starred in the feature film Camp Takota, authored the comedic self-help handbook for Millennials Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up, and created and hosted the 2015 comedy/talk show on the E! television network The Grace Helbig Show.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Helbig was born in southern New Jersey to John Helbig and Theresa McGinnis. She has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Tim. She grew up in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey and attended Gateway Regional High School.[2] She was a successful track star and medal-winning pole-vaulter.[3][4]

In 2003, Helbig began studying at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey and graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo's School of Contemporary Arts.[5] It was there that she formed a sketch comedy group called "Baked Goods" with her best friend, Michelle Akin (née Vargas). She took improv classes at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.

In 2005, Helbig entered the Miss New Jersey USA pageant competition where she reached the semi-finals.[6]

Web video[edit]

Content creator[edit]

In November 2007, Helbig house sat for a family in South Orange, New Jersey. In order to alleviate boredom and keep herself entertained, she began a daily vlog of her house sitting experience on her personal YouTube channel GracieHinABox.

Beginning March 2008, Helbig and her college roommate Michelle Akin (née Vargas) created the Grace n' Michelle YouTube channel. The most recent video on this channel was uploaded on October 25, 2013, when Helbig visited Akin in New York City.

In early 2008, Helbig narrated the short-lived animated web series, Bedtime Stories on My Damn Channel, which consisted of R-rated parodies of classic fairy tales.[7][8] My Damn Channel founder and CEO Rob Barnett discovered her personal vlogs through her profile and offered her the opportunity to host her own video blog web series on the My Damn Channel website.[9] This became DailyGrace, which premiered on April 14, 2008, with new episodes published every weekday.[10][11][12] On October 11, 2010, DailyGrace was launched as its own YouTube channel. By the end of December 2013, the channel had amassed over 2.4 million subscribers and over 211 million video views on YouTube.[13] From the series' inception in April 2008 through December 2013, Helbig created over 830 DailyGrace episodes for the DailyGrace YouTube channel — in addition to the 690 DailyGrace episodes that had been published exclusively on the My Damn Channel website (i.e., all episodes up to October 8, 2010 as well as additional extra videos after that date).[14]

From March 2012 through January 2013, Helbig hosted My Damn Channel LIVE once a week from the company's New York City studio (the remaining weekday episodes were hosted by Beth Hoyt). In November 2013, the series was revived in a weekly format as My Damn Channel LIVE: Hangout, with Helbig making a few appearances via video chat from the Los Angeles studio.

On September 13, 2013, Helbig premiered her weekly web series Grace's Faces on beauty guru Bobbi Brown's newly created YouTube channel I love makeup.[15][16] The series lasted twenty-four episodes and ended March 7, 2014.

On November 4, 2013, Helbig premiered a weekly supplemental DailyGrace series exclusive to the My Damn Channel website entitled One Thing You Didn't Know About Me From Last Week.[17] The series lasted five episodes and ended December 2, 2013.

On December 27, 2013, Helbig uploaded her final DailyGrace episode to the DailyGrace YouTube channel. Four days later, My Damn Channel released a statement announcing that Helbig had chosen not to renew her multi-year contract with the network, and that going forward, no new content would be created by Helbig for the DailyGrace YouTube channel. My Damn Channel indicated that the DailyGrace YouTube channel would remain active solely as an archive, with plans for the network to upload the early DailyGrace episodes and other Helbig content that had formerly been exclusive to the My Damn Channel website.[18]

On January 6, 2014, Helbig relaunched her personally owned, formerly secondary channel it'sGrace (renamed from GracieHinABox) as her main YouTube channel.[19] News of Helbig's departure from My Damn Channel and the shift back to her own independent channel contributed to a dramatic increase in it'sGrace subscribers, from just under 87,000 in the last week of 2013 to over a half million by the first week of 2014. On January 22, 2014, just two and a half weeks after the channel's relaunch, it'sGrace passed 1 million subscribers.[20] On April 30, 2014, it was announced via press release that Helbig had partnered with multi-channel network Fullscreen.[21] On December 30, 2014, just one week shy of the one-year anniversary of the channel's relaunch, it'sGrace passed 2 million subscribers. As of August 2015, the it'sGrace YouTube channel has over 2.6 million subscribers and over 128 million video views.[22]

On July 1, 2014, Helbig and co-host Mamrie Hart premiered preview footage of their summer travel-themed web series #HeyUSA on the Astronauts Wanted YouTube channel.[23] Eight full-length episodes premiered on Conde Nast Entertainment's digital video platform The Scene on October 15, 2014.[24] A second season of #HeyUSA premiered on The Scene on April 16, 2015, albeit without Helbig as Hart's travel partner. Instead, Helbig introduced each episode and announced the location she chose for Hart and guest travel companions Kingsley, Tyler Oakley, Jenna Marbles, Colleen Ballinger, and Flula Borg.[25]

Actress[edit]

Grace Helbig as Idol of MyMusic

Helbig has been featured in many web series throughout her career, including the following:

In 2012, during the inaugural IAWTV Awards, Helbig met with the Fine Brothers. The two still needed to cast someone to play the role of Idol for their new web series MyMusic and during their meeting, they offered her the role.[9] Helbig flew out to Los Angeles the next week to shoot the first season.[26] Helbig subsequently appeared in the first seven episodes of the series' second season.

In July 2013, in the last three episodes of Season 2 Part 2 of the hit web series The Most Popular Girls in School, Helbig voiced Jeannie Halverstad, the abrasive show host of Cheer Nationals. In March 2014, Helbig voiced a different character, Pamela Darabond, in three Season 3 episodes.

In May and June 2014, Helbig appeared as Anna in two episodes of the second season of the musical web series Side Effects on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel.

On November 17, 2014 Helbig and Hannah Hart appeared as Juliet and Bonnie Parker respectively in the Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4 episode Romeo and Juliet vs. Bonnie and Clyde.[27]

On February 26, 2015, it was announced via various media outlets that Helbig will co-star with Hannah Hart in a reboot of the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction television series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. The web series, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, was shot in Vancouver during February and March 2015.[28]

On August 6, 2015, Helbig was featured in a series of online commercials for Marriott Hotels & Resorts for the company's "It Pays to Book Direct" ad campaign.[29]

On September 15, 2015, Helbig is set to appear in PJ Liguori's web series "Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures". The six-episode series will launch exclusively on Vimeo’s on-demand service.[30]

Television[edit]

Helbig has appeared in numerous commercials, as well as appeared as herself on various television shows and talk shows. She was first featured as Green Girl in a series of public service announcements for The N's The Big Green Help environmental awareness campaign from 2008-2009.[31]

On January 5, 2015, it was announced via press release that Helbig would star in a hybrid comedy/talk show for E!, titled The Grace Helbig Show. In preparation for the show, Helbig was interviewed live via satellite on multiple local television news broadcasts across the United States on March 27, 2015. The Grace Helbig Show premiered on April 3, 2015.[32] The series lasted eight episodes and ended June 7, 2015.

Year Title Channel/Network Role Notes
2008–2009 The Big Green Help public service announcements The N Green Girl Appears in a series of PSAs for the "Go Green Without Going Nuts!" campaign
2009 Michael and Michael Have Issues Comedy Central Anna Appears in Episode 5, "College"
2010 Regus commercial - Employee Appears briefly in the "Want a Real Office?" ad
Late Show with David Letterman CBS Unnamed Extra Season 18, Episode 51, "Joe Grossman's Geopolitical Insights & Analysis"
2011 All Worked Up TruTV Grace Plays process server Byran McElderry's assistant in a few episodes
2011–2013 Attack of the Show! G4 Herself Interviewer, field reporter, occasional host of "The Feed", guest co-host
2011–2012 Google Chrome commercial - Herself A brief DailyGrace clip is shown in the "Make It Happen" ad
2012 Celebrity Apprentice NBC Actor in Commercial Season 12, Episode 8, "Ad Hawk"
Today NBC Herself Rhett and Link's Christmas Sweatz video that she appears in is featured
2012–2013 Money from Strangers MTV Herself Appears in Season 1, Episode 9; Season 2, Episodes 2, 3, 6 and 7
Lowe's commercials - Employee Featured spokesperson for the "MyLowe's" ad campaign
2013 Best Week Ever VH1 Herself Appears in a few episodes
Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia Cooking Channel Herself Briefly appears in Season 1, Episode 1, "Vegas"
Nikki & Sara Live MTV Herself Featured guest on Season 2, Episode 9
2013–2015 @midnight Comedy Central Herself Panelist on Season 1, Episodes 13, 18, 46 and 102; Season 2, Episodes 8, 46 and 100
2014 Showbiz Tonight HLN Herself Featured guest alongside Camp Takota co-stars Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart
RightThisMinute syndicated Herself Featured guest on a Season 3 episode
Chelsea Lately E! Herself Round table panelist on Season 8, Episodes 23, 42 and 76
Watch What Happens: Live Bravo Herself Clubhouse bartender on Season 11, Episode 33
Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2014 Academy Awards E! Herself Appears on the network's pre-show coverage of the 86th Academy Awards
The Pete Holmes Show TBS Herself Featured guest on Season 1, Episode 39
AwesomenessTV Nickelodeon Herself Guest host of Season 2, Episode 4, "Us and Jan: Cheer"
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC Herself Featured guest alongside HeyUSA co-star Mamrie Hart on Season 14, Episode 15
The Morning Show Global Toronto Herself Featured guest on a Season 3 episode
The Talk CBS Herself "Top Talker" on Season 5, Episode 43
Alicia Menendez Tonight Fusion Herself Featured guest on a Season 1 episode
HLN Now HLN Herself Featured interview guest in a news segment
Untold with Maria Menounos E! Herself Featured on Season 1, Episode 6
2014–2015 The Soup E! Herself A brief clip of Helbig is shown in Season 11, Episode 10; featured guest on Season 11, Episode 41; Season 12, Episode 14
KTLA Morning News KTLA Herself Featured interview guest on two episodes
Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda NBC Herself Featured guest on two Season 8 episodes
2015 Left Swipe Dat public service announcement - Herself Appears in a music video PSA for truth's anti-smoking campaign
Good Morning America ABC Herself A brief it'sGrace clip is shown in a segment highlighting YouTube's #DearMe campaign
The Grace Helbig Show commercials E! Herself Appears in advertisements for her talk show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC Herself Featured guest on Season 1, Episode 233
The Meredith Vieira Show syndicated Herself Featured guest on Season 1, Episode 135; Season 2, Episode 43
Fodder Cooking Channel Network executive Appears in television special culled from 2012–2013 sketch comedy web series
E! News E! Herself Featured interview guest on two episodes
The Grace Helbig Show E! Herself Host of her own prime-time talk show (8 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden CBS Herself Featured guest on Season 1, Episode 12
Side Effects E! Anna Appears in the feature length movie version of the AwesomenessTV web series
High School Quiz Show WGBH-TV Herself Appears in a Season 6 episode
Access Hollywood Live syndicated Herself Featured guest on a Season 5 episode
White House Correspondents' Dinner C-SPAN Herself Appears during the network's red carpet coverage. Invited as a guest of The Huffington Post
NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony Bloomberg Television; Business News Network; CNBC; Fox Business Network Herself Participates in April 27, 2015 ceremony with fellow content creators Hannah Hart and Dude Perfect in celebration of YouTube's 10th anniversary
The View ABC Herself Featured guest alongside fellow content creator Hannah Hart on Season 18, Episode 148
CBS News Sunday Morning CBS Herself Featured guest alongside fellow content creator Hannah Hart on Season 37, Episode 33
it'sGrace commercials - Herself Appears in the "You Redefine Grace" ad campaign for her YouTube channel
MyHarto commercials - Herself Briefly appears in the "You Make Happy from Scratch" ad campaign for Hannah Hart's YouTube channel
Access Hollywood syndicated Herself Featured guest on a Season 18 episode
Bloomberg West Bloomberg Television Herself Featured guest alongside Electra Woman and Dyna Girl co-star Hannah Hart
Nightline ABC Herself Interviewed alongside various other YouTubers by Katie Couric in a segment highlighting VidCon
2015 Teen Choice Awards FOX Herself Nominee in Choice Web Star: Female category
Streamy Awards commercial VH1 Herself A brief it'sGrace clip is shown

Film[edit]

Helbig has appeared in several films as herself in collaborations with other YouTubers, including director Dan Dobi's 2012 YouTube documentary Please Subscribe[33] and Corey Vidal and Shay Carl's Vlogumentary, the latter of which is set for a 2016 release.

On August 2, 2013 Helbig announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart.[34] Camp Takota stars Helbig as a young woman who is forced to leave her big city job and head back to her old summer camp where she is reunited with old friends played by Hannah and Mamrie. The film, directed by Chris & Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013.[35] The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013 on Helbig's, Hannah's and Mamrie's respective main YouTube channels, as well as on the film's official website.[36] On February 5, 2014, an extended trailer was released on Helbig's it'sGrace channel and on the Camp Takota website.[36][37] Camp Takota was released via digital download on February 14, 2014. The film was made available on streaming media service Netflix on December 1, 2014.[38]

Helbig appears in Alex Winter's Smosh: The Movie, starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, alongside fellow YouTubers Jenna Marbles, Shane Dawson, Harley Morenstein and others. The film's trailer (featuring Helbig) premiered on the Smosh YouTube channel on June 12, 2015. The film was released via various online outlets on July 24, 2015.[39][40]

Year Title Role Director
2012 Please Subscribe Herself Dan Dobi
2014 Camp Takota Elise Miller Chris & Nick Riedell
Periods Meg March Victor Quinaz
Boy Meets Girl Daily Grace Eric Schaeffer
2015 Smosh: The Movie Stephanie Alex Winter
Like Me Herself Michael Kuell
2016 Vlogumentary Herself Corey Vidal

Podcast[edit]

On September 1, 2014, Helbig premiered her audio-video podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig. New full-length audio episodes are made available each Monday on SoundCloud and iTunes, with additional video footage featured on Helbig's it'sGrace YouTube channel.[41] Podcast episodes are recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles unless otherwise noted. The podcast debuted at number one on iTunes' Top Podcasts chart.[42]

Release Date Episode Title Challenge Notes
August 18, 2014 Ep. 0 - Welcome to the Podcast! n/a Audio-only podcast introduction and preview
September 1, 2014 Ep. 1 - Tyler Oakley The "Edward Sporty-Hands Challenge", a variation on Edward Fortyhands drinking game. Recorded February 12, 2014
September 8, 2014 Ep. 2 - Rhett & Link The "Cotton Bald Challenge", a variation of the Cotton Ball Challenge. Recorded February 27, 2014
September 15, 2014 Ep. 3 - Sprinkle of Glitter The "Boozy Challenge", a variation of the Smoothie Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 3, 2014
September 22, 2014 Ep. 4 - Chester See The "Baby Feud Challenge", a variation of the Baby Food Challenge. Recorded January 31, 2014
September 29, 2014 Ep. 5 - Mitchell Davis The "Blindfolded Cake-over Challenge", a variation of the Blindfolded Make-over Challenge. Rhett & Link moderated the challenge, as their episode had just been recorded earlier that same day. Recorded February 27, 2014
October 6, 2014 Ep. 6 - Sorted Food's Mike & Barry The "Sardine Challenge", a variation of the Saltine Challenge. Recorded February 12, 2014
October 13, 2014 Ep. 7 - Flula The "Cinnabon Challenge", a variation of the Cinnamon Challenge. Recorded March 11, 2014
October 20, 2014 Ep. 8 - Kick the PJ The "Frank Call Challenge", a variation of the Prank Call Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 3, 2014
October 27, 2014 Ep. 9 - Mamrie Hart The "Chubby Beery Challenge", a variation of the Chubby Bunny Challenge. Recorded January 31, 2014
November 3, 2014 Ep. 10 - Jack and Dean The "Smashed Tomato Challenge", a variation of the Mashed Potato Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 6, 2014
November 10, 2014 Ep. 11 - Hannah Hart The "Salt and Vodka-Ice Challenge", a variation of the Salt and Ice Challenge. Recorded March 11, 2014
November 17, 2014 Ep. 12 - Vsauce - Michael Stevens The "Balloon Challenge", a variation of the Gallon Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 3, 2014
November 24, 2014 Ep. 13 - Mike Rugnetta of PBS Idea Channel The "Blend Can Challenge", a variation of the Tin Can Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space New York on October 27, 2014
December 1, 2014 Ep. 14 - Oli White The "Blind-folded Chicken Bucket Challenge", a variation of the Chicken Nugget Challenge. Emma Blackery assisted in the challenge, as her episode had just been recorded earlier that same day. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 2, 2014
December 8, 2014 Ep. 15 - Emma Blackery The "No Arms Challenge", a variation of the Not My Arms Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space London on May 2, 2014
December 15, 2014 Ep. 16 - Gregory Brothers The "Chicken Suck-it Challenge", a variation of the Chicken Nugget Challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space New York on October 28, 2014
December 22, 2014 Ep. 17 - Mark Douglas of Barely Political The "Human Christmas Tree Challenge". The first original, non-variation of a pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space New York on October 28, 2014
December 29, 2014 Ep. 18 - The Best of the Year! n/a Audio-only compilation/retrospective of favorite moments from "season one", as suggested by Helbig's social media followers
April 20, 2015 Ep. 19 - Miranda Sings and Colleen Ballinger The "Touch My Body Challenge". This episode marks the beginning of "season two". Helbig interviews Ballinger as well as her alter ego Miranda. The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded January 7, 2015
April 27, 2015 Ep. 20 - Kingsley The "Who Tweeted!? Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded January 6, 2015
May 4, 2015 Ep. 21 - Kevin Pereira n/a This episode has no corresponding video challenge. Helbig had just been a guest on Pereira's Pointless Podcast, thus this episode was recorded at Pereira's Los Angeles studio on February 4, 2015
May 11, 2015 Ep. 22 - Andrea Russett The "Blindfolded YouTuber Drawing Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Former podcast guest Mitchell Davis judges the challenge. Recorded January 6, 2015
May 25, 2015 Ep. 23 - Harley Morenstein The "What's Up My Butt? Challenge", a variation of the What's In My Mouth? Challenge. Recorded January 7, 2015
June 1, 2015 Ep. 24 - Nikki Limo The "Shock Ball Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on February 4, 2015
June 8, 2015 Ep. 25 - Shane Dawson The "Play-D'oh Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Former podcast guest Chester See judges the challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on February 3, 2015
June 15, 2015 Ep. 26 - Chris Hardwick n/a This episode has no corresponding video challenge. Helbig had just been a guest on Hardwick's The Nerdist Podcast, thus this episode was recorded at Hardwick's @midnight studio in Los Angeles on February 3, 2015
June 22, 2015 Ep. 27 - Steve Zaragoza The "Bean-Boozled Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on May 22, 2015
June 29, 2015 Ep. 28 - Crabstickz - Chris Kendall The "Say Anything Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on May 22, 2015
July 6, 2015 Ep. 29 - Joey Graceffa The "Speech Jammer Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on May 23, 2015
July 20, 2015 Ep. 30 - Anna Akana The "Balloon Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on May 23, 2015
August 3, 2015 Ep. 31 - Kian Lawley The "Soda Pong Challenge". The challenge is a non-variant, pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on July 14, 2015
August 10, 2015 Ep. 32 - Ingrid Nilsen The "You Deserve a Stink Challenge". The challenge was created by former podcast guests Rhett & Link. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on July 14, 2015
August 17, 2015 Ep. 33 - Elliott Morgan The "Jenga Challenge". The challenge incorporates a game of Truth or Dare?. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on August 6, 2015
August 24, 2015 Ep. 34 - Grace and Mitchell's Rants: Podcast Edition n/a This episode marks the first return guest (Mitchell Davis) to the podcast. The format is slightly different and has no corresponding video challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on August 6, 2015
August 31, 2015 Ep. 35 - Cody Johns The "6 Second Challenge", a variation of the 7 Second Challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home on August 8, 2015

Books[edit]

In October 2014, Helbig's self-penned comedic self-help handbook for Millennials, Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up, was published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.[43][44] The book debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list.[45] In October and November 2014, Helbig held book signing events in nine cities across the United States and Canada. In January 2015, Helbig held book signing events at Waterstones locations in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Kent, England.

On May 4, 2015, Helbig announced via her YouTube channel that she is writing a second book, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It. The book is scheduled to be published by Touchstone on February 2, 2016.

Live performances[edit]

Mamrie Hart and Helbig onstage at No Filter in December 2013

In addition to her web and television content, Helbig has performed live on stage in various formats throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including the following:

In 2011, Helbig co-hosted the monthly live late night stage show Morning Show with Jacob "Hobart" Brown.[46][47]

On January 15, 2013, Helbig participated on stage as part of "An Evening of Awesome" with John and Hank Green, Neil Gaiman, Hannah Hart, Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh.[48]

During May, June and December 2013, August, October and November 2014, and May and June 2015, Helbig (along with Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart) embarked on a live comedy show across America titled #NoFilterShow.[9][19] In May 2014, their show ventured overseas to London and Dublin. They encouraged people to film and document the show and incorporated the use of social media by using internet comments and Twitter mentions in crowd games.[49]

On March 15, 2014, Helbig and Mamrie Hart performed a one-off live comedy show, This Might Get Weird, Y'all in Boston. In November and December 2014, Helbig and Hart took the show on the road, performing in five US cities in support of Helbig's newly published book Grace's Guide.[50]

On September 7, 2014, Helbig and Hannah Hart hosted the 4th Annual Streamy Awards.[51]

On September 17, 2015, Helbig is scheduled to host the Streamy Awards for the second year in a row, this time with Tyler Oakley as her co-host. The Streamys will be airing for the first time on television, on VH1.[52]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Helbig has received various accolades in recognition of her web videos and comedic content, including the following:

DailyGrace was elected King of the Web in October 2011.[53]

Helbig's personal Twitter was listed in the Humor section of Time Magazine's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012.[54]

Helbig was listed among BuzzFeed's 11 Awesome Up-And-Coming Funny Ladies You Should Know.[55]

She was named one of the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Los Angeles by Refinery29 in July 2013.[56]

Helbig was listed in the entertainment section of Forbes' 30 under 30 Who Are Changing The World 2014.[57]

Helbig was named one of the 100 Most Creative People In Business 2014 according to Fast Company magazine.[58]

She was listed among The Hollywood Reporter's Silicon Beach Power 25: A Ranking of L.A.'s Top Digital Media Players in May 2014.[59]

Helbig was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch in June 2014.[60]

She was listed among Social Media Week Los Angeles' Social 25 digital media influencers and organizations in September 2014.[61]

In 2014, Helbig's YouTube Channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #36.[62]

In March 2015, she was named one of Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.[63]

In April 2015, she was named one of Vulture's 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015.[64]

In July 2015, she was named one of The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Digital Stars.[65]

In July 2015, she was listed among Adweek's Creative 100 in the 10 Viral Content Creators category.[66]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result Source
2012 IAWTV Awards Best Writing (Non-Fiction) DailyGrace Nominated
2013 IAWTV Awards Best Host (Taped) DailyGrace Won
Best Hosted (Taped) Web Series DailyGrace Won
Best Writing (Non-Fiction) DailyGrace Nominated
Streamy Awards Best First-Person Series DailyGrace Won
Audience Choice Personality of the Year Won
2014 Screenchart! Channel Awards Best Female Personality (Solo or Duo) DailyGrace Nominated
Best Video Blog DailyGrace Nominated
Best Female Channel DailyGrace Nominated
Webby Awards First Person - People's Voice it'sGrace Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
Streamy Awards First Person Nominated
Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor Grace's Guide Nominated
2015 Webby Awards First Person - People's Voice it'sGrace Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Female Nominated
Streamy Awards First Person Series Pending
Non-Fiction HeyUSA Pending
Collaboration Epic Rap Battles of History Pending

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