Helbig in 2011
|Born||Grace Anne Helbig
September 27, 1985
Woodbury, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Comedian, actress, author and YouTube personality|
|Subscribers||2.8 million subscribers (February 2016)|
|Total views||173 million views (February 2016)|
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of 8 February 2016.|
Grace Anne Helbig (born September 27, 1985) is an American comedian, actress, author 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 two comedic handbooks for Millennials Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up and Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It, and created and hosted the 2015 comedy/talk show on the E! television network The Grace Helbig Show.
Early life and education
Helbig was born in Woodbury, New Jersey to John Helbig and Theresa McGinnis. She has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Tim. She attended Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. She was a successful track star and medal-winning pole-vaulter.
In 2003, Helbig began studying at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey and graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo's School of Contemporary Arts. 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 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. 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. This became DailyGrace, which premiered on April 14, 2008, with new episodes published every weekday. 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. 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).
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. 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. 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.
On January 6, 2014, Helbig relaunched her personally owned, formerly secondary channel it'sGrace (renamed from GracieHinABox) as her main YouTube channel. 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. On April 30, 2014, it was announced via press release that Helbig had partnered with multi-channel network Fullscreen. 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 February 2016, the it'sGrace YouTube channel has over 2.8 million subscribers and over 173 million video views.
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. Eight full-length episodes premiered on Conde Nast Entertainment's digital video platform The Scene on October 15, 2014. 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.
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. Helbig flew out to Los Angeles the next week to shoot the first season. 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 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.
On October 6, 2015, Helbig appeared in the fourth episode of PJ Liguori's web series Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures where she portrays the anthropomorphic hermit crab called Hermit. The six-episode series launched exclusively on Vimeo’s on-demand service.
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.
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. The series lasted eight episodes and ended June 7, 2015.
|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|
|2013–2016||@midnight||Comedy Central||Herself||Panelist on Season 1, Episodes 13, 18, 46 and 102; Season 2, Episodes 8, 46 and 100; Season 3, Episodes 15 and 53|
|2014||Showbiz Tonight||HLN||Herself||Featured guest alongside Camp Takota co-stars Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart|
|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||RightThisMinute||syndicated||Herself||Featured guest on a Season 3 episode and a Season 4 episode|
|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 commercials||VH1; Much||Herself||Appears in a series of ads for the event with co-host Tyler Oakley|
|5th Annual Streamy Awards||VH1; Much||Herself||Co-hosts awards presentation with Tyler Oakley|
|@midnight commercial||Comedy Central||Herself||Appears in retrospective of her previous appearances to mark her return to the show|
|2016||Entertainment Tonight||syndicated||Herself||A brief clip of her ETOnline-exclusive interview is shown on Season 35, Episode 101|
|Today's Take||NBC||Herself||Featured interview guest promoting her second book|
Helbig has appeared in several films as herself in collaborations with other YouTubers, including director Dan Dobi's 2012 YouTube documentary Please Subscribe 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. 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. 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. On February 5, 2014, an extended trailer was released on Helbig's it'sGrace channel and on the Camp Takota website. 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.
Helbig appears in Alex Winter's Smosh: The Movie, starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, alongside fellow YouTubers Jenna Marbles, Markiplier, 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.
On October 28, 2015, Helbig and her Camp Takota co-stars Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart announced pre-production on a new feature film titled Dirty Thirty, set for a 2016 digital release. The film, directed by Andrew Bush, began shooting in California on November 9, 2015.
|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|
|Dirty Thirty||Evie||Andrew Bush|
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. Podcast episodes are produced by Jack Ferry.
Most "season one" episodes are recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles (unless otherwise noted), most "season two" episodes are recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home (unless otherwise noted), and most "season three" episodes are recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space (unless otherwise noted).
Most "season one" challenges are variations of pre-existing YouTube challenges, whereas most "season two" challenges pre-exist on YouTube. Beginning "season three", challenges have been phased out in favor of video highlights of the interviews.
The podcast debuted at number one on iTunes' Top Podcasts chart.
|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 of the 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. Recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles on January 7, 2015|
|April 27, 2015||Ep. 20 – Kingsley||The "Who Tweeted!? Challenge".||Recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles on 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".||Former podcast guest Mitchell Davis judges the challenge. Recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles on 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.||Final released episode to be recorded at the YouTube Space Los Angeles, on January 7, 2015|
|June 1, 2015||Ep. 24 – Nikki Limo||The "Shock Ball Challenge".||First released episode to be recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home, on February 4, 2015|
|June 8, 2015||Ep. 25 – Shane Dawson||The "Play-D'oh Challenge".||Former podcast guest Chester See judges the challenge. Recorded 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".||Recorded May 22, 2015|
|June 29, 2015||Ep. 28 – Crabstickz – Chris Kendall||The "Say Anything Challenge".||Recorded May 22, 2015|
|July 6, 2015||Ep. 29 – Joey Graceffa||The "Speech Jammer Challenge".||Recorded May 23, 2015|
|July 20, 2015||Ep. 30 – Anna Akana||The "Balloon Challenge".||Recorded May 23, 2015|
|August 3, 2015||Ep. 31 – Kian Lawley||The "Soda Pong Challenge".||Recorded 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 July 14, 2015|
|August 17, 2015||Ep. 33 – Elliott Morgan||The "Jenga Challenge".||The challenge incorporates a game of Truth or Dare?. Recorded 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 August 6, 2015|
|August 31, 2015||Ep. 35 – Cody Johns||The "6 Second Challenge", a variation of the 7 Second Challenge.||Recorded August 8, 2015|
|September 7, 2015||Ep. 36 – Troye Sivan||The "First Tweet Challenge".||Recorded August 6, 2015|
|September 14, 2015||Ep. 37 – "Oscar's Hotel" Special w/ PJ Liguori, Mamrie Hart, & Mitchell Davis||The "Blindfold Drawing Challenge: Oscar's Hotel Edition".||This episode features returning guests of the podcast who are featured in Liguori's web series "Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures". Recorded September 1, 2015|
|September 21, 2015||Ep. 38 – Jenna Marbles||The "Urban Dictionary Challenge".||Recorded August 8, 2015|
|September 28, 2015||Ep. 39 – Dating Advice with Mamrie Hart||n/a||Hart returns as a guest for the third time. The format is slightly different and has no corresponding video challenge. Recorded August 8, 2015|
|October 5, 2015||Ep. 40 – Live with Harley Morenstein at Just for Laughs||n/a||Morenstein returns as a guest for the second time. This episode has no corresponding video challenge. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Toronto on September 26, 2015|
|October 12, 2015||Ep. 41 – Halloween Stories with Chester See||The "Candy Apple Challenge".||See returns as a guest for the second time. Producer Jack Ferry participates heavily in the conversation. The challenge incorporates a game of apple bobbing, but with candy corn in place of water. Recorded October 3, 2015|
|October 19, 2015||Ep. 42 – The Gabbie Show – Gabrielle Hanna||The "Edward Spooky Hands Challenge", a variation of the Edward Fortyhands drinking game.||Recorded October 3, 2015|
|October 26, 2015||Ep. 43 – Megan Batoon||The "Autumn Candle Sniffing Challenge".||Recorded October 6, 2015|
|November 2, 2015||Ep. 44 – Lisa Schwartz||The "YouTuber Cards Against Humanity Challenge".||Recorded October 6, 2015|
|November 9, 2015||Ep. 45 – Giving Thanks, with Mitchell Davis and Jack Ferry||The "Newly Friend Game".||Davis returns as a guest for the fourth time. Final released episode to be recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles home, on October 6, 2015|
|November 16, 2015||Ep. 46 – Meghan Tonjes||The "No Thumbs Challenge".||First released episode to be recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space (shared with comedy partners Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart), on November 8, 2015|
|November 23, 2015||Ep. 47 – FunForLouis - Louis Cole||The "Spanx-giving Challenge".||The challenge is an original, non-variation of a pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on November 8, 2015|
|November 30, 2015||Ep. 48 – Meg DeAngelis||The "Blindfolded Gingerbread House Challenge".||Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on November 15, 2015|
|December 7, 2015||Ep. 49 - Christmas Rants with Mitchell Davis and Jack Ferry||The "Human Christmas Tree Challenge".||Davis returns as a guest for the fifth time. The original challenge was performed the year prior (with guest Mark Douglas), marking it as the podcast's yearly holiday tradition. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on November 8, 2015|
|December 14, 2015||Ep. 50 - Connor Franta||The "Greatest Gift Challenge".||The challenge is an original, non-variation of a pre-existing YouTube challenge. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on November 15, 2015|
|December 21, 2015||Ep. 51 - Krampus - The Movie - with Mitchell Davis and Jack Ferry||n/a||Davis returns as a guest for the sixth time. This episode has no corresponding video challenge. Helbig, Davis and producer Ferry extensively review the film Krampus. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on December 6, 2015|
|December 28, 2015||Ep. 52 - Jack Ferry||The "Challenge Challenge".||Producer Ferry's first episode as the main guest. The challenge consists of Helbig and Ferry attempting to recall which challenges former podcast guests participated in and who won. Frequent guest Mitchell Davis produced this episode. Recorded at Helbig's Los Angeles office space on November 15, 2015|
|February 8, 2016||Ep. 53 - Valentine's Day Rants||n/a||This episode marks the beginning of "season three", in which challenges have been phased out in favor of video clips of the interviews. Producer Ferry, Mitchell Davis, and Helbig recount past Valentine's Day experiences. Recorded on January 16, 2016|
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. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list. 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 February 2, 2016, Helbig's second book, Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It, was published by Touchstone. In January and February 2016, Helbig held book signing events in nine cities across the United States, as well as in seven cities in England.
In addition to her web and television content, Helbig has performed live on stage in various formats throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Australia, including the following:
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. Their show ventured overseas to London and Dublin in May 2014 and to Australia in December 2015. 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.
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. Helbig and Hart performed their show at Stream Con NYC on October 30, 2015.
On September 26, 2015, Helbig recorded an episode of her Not Too Deep podcast (with guest Harley Morenstein) in front of a live audience in Toronto as part of the JFL42 comedy festival.
Awards and nominations
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.
She was listed among Social Media Week Los Angeles' Social 25 digital media influencers and organizations in September 2014.
In March 2015, she was named one of Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.
In July 2015, she was named one of The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Digital Stars.
|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||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||Nominated|
|Collaboration||Epic Rap Battles of History||Won|
|Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite YouTube Star||Nominated|
|WIN Awards||Comedy Series||The Grace Helbig Show||Pending|
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