Hart at the 2019 Texas Book Festival
Hannah Maud Hart
November 2, 1986
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Occupation||Internet personality, comedian, actress, cook, author|
|Also known as||Harto|
|Total views||333.7 million|
Updated: August 26, 2020
Hannah Maud Hart (born November 2, 1986) is an American internet personality, comedian, author, and actress. She is known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube in which she cooks something while intoxicated. She also runs a second channel where she talks about life in general and gives her opinions on various topics. She co-produced and starred in the independent comedy film Camp Takota, released in 2014. She wrote a parody cookbook which was a New York Times bestseller for five weeks in August–September 2014. She is a 2017 recipient of the Alex Awards.
Hart's mother suffers from psychosis, and her childhood home was inspected for human habitation acceptability. Hart attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in May 2009 with two degrees; one in English literature and one in Japanese language. Upon her graduation, Hart moved to San Francisco to live with her best friend and 'Hannalyze This' Podcast co-host, Hannah Gelb. She later moved to Brooklyn, New York, to pursue a writing career. She ended up proofreading Japanese and English for a Manhattan-based translating firm instead of her initial dream of writing screenplays. Within two months of launching her YouTube channel, she ended up quitting her 9–5 job in order to focus on My Drunk Kitchen.
My Drunk Kitchen
My Drunk Kitchen traces its beginning to March 2011, when Hart was at her sister's home, chatting with a friend over webcam. Hart used her Macintosh computer to record herself drinking wine while attempting to make a grilled cheese sandwich without any cheese. Hart uploaded the video to YouTube as My Drunk Kitchen. Viewers began asking for another "episode" of the video, and Hart complied with more recordings. To establish the initial upload as the first episode of a series, she renamed it "Butter Yo Shit." By July 2011, My Drunk Kitchen had gathered 800,000 hits. Hart has hosted several celebrity guests on My Drunk Kitchen, including British chef Jamie Oliver, actress Mary-Louise Parker, actor/host Chris Hardwick, video blogger Tyler Oakley, former NSYNC member Lance Bass, and author John Green, who subsequently wrote the foreword to Hart's cookbook. Comedian Sarah Silverman was also featured in the show in December 2014 in an episode which demonstrated the therapeutic and medicinal use of cannabis. New episodes of My Drunk Kitchen are uploaded each Thursday on Hart's main channel. In 2013 at the 3rd Streamy Awards, Hart won the Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy. In 2014, Hart co-hosted the 4th Streamy Awards with her colleague Grace Helbig. My Drunk Kitchen would also win the presentation's award for best comedy. By April 2015, Hart's first episode "Butter Yo Shit" had 3.6 million hits. As of June 2015, her channel MyHarto had over 2.3 million subscribers and over 206 million views.
Hello Harto: The Tour Show
On January 2, 2013, Hannah posted a video on YouTube stating that she was considering doing a world tour. She launched a campaign to fund this trip on Indiegogo, aiming to get $50,000 within a month. After a couple of hours, the $50,000 goal was already met. Hart decided to keep the funding going to her initial end date of February 2, 2013. Depending on the final amount of money, the tour would be expanded to Canada, Europe and Australia. By February 2, she had raised over $220,000. The first leg of the tour kicked off in April 2013.
Hello Harto: The Tour Show consists of three parts: vlog, travel, and kitchen. Hart uploads various videos about her traveling experience on her second YouTube channel, YourHarto. The vlog (a recap of the city she is in) gets uploaded each Tuesday to her main channel, MyHarto. The kitchen episodes, which she films at a host's house in the city she visits, are uploaded on Thursday, also to her main channel. The team consists of four people; Hannah Hart (host), Pearl Wible (producer), Sam Molleur (director) and Nick Underwood (RV driver). The theme song for the tour, written by Hart, was accompanied by a video of fans jaunting in front of their favorite places. The song is called "Don't Wait To Say Hello".
After receiving negative feedback from a minority of fans that complained about the lack of places at the meet-ups, Hannah uploaded a video called The Real Hello Harto on her main channel, giving her fans an exclusive look behind the screens of a regular day on the Hello Harto tour. The video explained the work that goes into making content videos, as well shooting My Drunk Kitchen videos and meeting up with fans all over Canada and the United States.
In November 2014, Hart started uploading more episodes of her travel show in Australia and New Zealand. These episodes were from a trip she took almost a year before that was sponsored by Contiki, along with other content creators.
On February 2, 2013, Hannah Hart performed a comedy show in collaboration with best friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart (no relation) at the NerdMelt, Los Angeles. The audience was encouraged to tape the show on their cameras and phones, and upload it to social media websites with the tag #NoFilterShow. The show quickly gained popularity through Tumblr and YouTube. The 75-minute show was performed a second time at PlayList Live in March 2013. By this time, fans were generally demanding the show to go on tour - the trio decided to take #NoFilterShow on the road, syncing the tour dates with Hannah's Hello Harto. The #NoFilterShow returned for multiple more legs of shows, in August, October, and November 2014 and again in summer 2015. The show also ventured overseas to London and Dublin.
On August 2, 2013 Hart announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart (no relation). The comedy film Camp Takota follows Elise (played by Grace) 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 Allison (played by Hannah) and Maxine (played by Mamrie). The film, directed by Chris and Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013. Michael Goldfine of Rockstream Studios produced the film along with eight others including Hart, Helbig and Mamrie who served as executive producers. The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013. Camp Takota was released via digital download on the movie's website on February 14, 2014. Netflix picked up the movie to be streamed on their platform on December 1, 2014.
In August 2014, Hart released her first parody self-help book, a companion volume to My Drunk Kitchen. The book was titled My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut. Hart described it as "self-help parody-meets-drunk cooking". The cookbook entered the New York Times bestsellers list at No. 6 in the "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous" category, and stayed on it for two more weeks in August 2014. Publishers Weekly recognized the book as rising to No. 3 on their hardcover nonfiction list, opining that the book was not so much a cookbook as a pep talk for friends, a self-help book. Author John Green wrote the foreword, saying, "I defy anyone to read this surprisingly useful book and not come away from it madly in love with [Hart]."
Hart wrote a memoir titled Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded. The book was released through HarperCollins Publishing on October 18, 2016. It debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the print hardcover category.
On February 26, 2015, it was announced via various media outlets that Hart will co-star with Grace Helbig in a reboot of the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction children's television series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.
Bee and PuppyCat
On October 28, 2015, Hart announced that she, along with Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, were making a movie that is being produced by Lions Gate Entertainment. The movie is called Dirty 30, and is about a house party gone wrong. The movie was released on September 23, 2016. The LA Times writer Katie Walsh writes "In Dirty 30, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart showcase their rapid-fire, quippy personalities." 
In June 2016, Hart was a guest judge for Season 12 of Food Network Star. Her television series I Hart Food premiered August 14, 2017. Six shows featured Hannah tasting food in New Mexico, North Carolina, Maine, Oregon, Minnesota and Montana.
A Decent Proposal
In April 2019, it was announced that Hart would be hosting a new show with Ellen Digital Network, A Decent Proposal. The show airs on Ellen DeGeneres' EllenTube platform, as well as on the 'TheEllenShow' YouTube channel.
In October 2019, Hart began a Buzzfeed Tasty video series called Edible History. Videos are uploaded weekly, in which Hart investigates and recreates ancient foods that are the basis of today's. Hart has recreated such recipes as the precursors of lasagna, croissants, burgers, and wonton soup.
- "Show Me Where Ya Noms At" (2011)
- "Oh Internet" (2012)
- "Cheese Pleasin Me" (2012)
- "Ur the 1z" (2013)
- "Summer Jam" (2015)
Awards and nominations
|2013||5th Shorty Awards||Best of Social Media||Hannah Hart||Nominated|
|3rd Streamy Awards||Best Female Performance: Comedy||My Drunk Kitchen||Won|
|2014||4th Streamy Awards||Best Comedy||My Drunk Kitchen||Won|
|2016||8th Shorty Awards||Best in Food||Hannah Hart||Won|
|2016||6th Streamy Awards||Actress||Hannah Hart||Nominated|
|2018||10th Shorty Awards||Creator of the Decade||Hannah Hart||Nominated|
- Effron, Lauren (February 22, 2017). "Hannah Hart of 'My Drunk Kitchen' fame turned to meditation while helping mentally ill mother find care". ABC News. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
- Alumni list Archived February 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- "26 Questions for 26th Birthday!". MyHarto. YouTube. November 2, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Saxe, Lizzy (November 28, 2018). "How Do You Describe Hannah Hart's Career? It's Complicated". www.forbes.com. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- Tiffany, Kaitlyn (October 19, 2016). "My Drunk Kitchen creator Hannah Hart on life as a YouTube star". The Verge. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "EXIT INTERVIEW", She Took off Her Wings and Shoes, Utah State University Press, 2003, p. 15, doi:10.2307/j.ctt46nrsd.14, ISBN 9780874214833
- Megan O'Neill (May 24, 2011). "How Hannah Hart Turned Drunk Cooking Into A YouTube Partnership [Interview]". Social Times. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Suddath, Claire (June 22, 2011). "The Pleasures of Cooking While Drunk with Hannah Hart". Time. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Rhett and Link (October 25, 2013). "Ep. 5 Hannah Hart - Ear Biscuits". SoundCloud.
- Pesce, Nicole Lyn (July 10, 2011). "'My Drunk Kitchen' star and YouTube sensation Hannah Hart dishes on what to cook while inebriated". The New York Daily Times. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Rashkin, Sara (September 2, 2014). "Hannah Hart's My Drunk Kitchen Is a Fun Place to Visit but Don't Eat the Food". LA Weekly.
- Gallucci, Kelly (September 18, 2014). "My sober interview: Hannah Hart on drunk authors". USA Today. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Watson, Meg (December 7, 2014). "Sarah Silverman Just Brought Weed Into 'My Drunk Kitchen' And The Results Are Glorious". Junkee. Sound Alliance. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "3rd Annual Winners & Nominees". Streamy Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- Cresci, Elena (September 8, 2014). "The Streamys 2014: 10 of the best winners from the online video awards". The Guardian. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Eber, Hailey (August 10, 2014). "Comedian Hannah Hart turns boozy night into cooking show". New York Post. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Alejandrino, Rosemarie (August 14, 2014). "Getting drunk? It happens to the best of us, proves UC Berkeley alumna Hannah Hart". The Daily Californian. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "HELLO, HARTO! – Indiegogo campaign page". Indiegogo. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- HELLO, HARTO! (Ep. 1) - Leaving Los Angeles. MyHarto. YouTube. April 23, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "Don't Wait to Say Hello" - music video. MyHarto. YouTube. April 18, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- The Real HELLO, HARTO. MyHarto. YouTube. June 4, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Zaino III, Nick A. (May 23, 2013). "With 'Daily Grace' videos, comedian Grace Helbig builds a fan base". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Gutelle, Sam (August 2, 2013). "Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart to Chill at 'Camp Takota'". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Goldstein, Rich (February 12, 2014). "YouTube's Holy Trinity Goes to 'Camp Takota'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- "Camp Takota". Camp Takota. February 14, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Camp Takota Trailer: Redux". YouTube. January 14, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- Spangler, Todd (November 25, 2014). "Netflix Picks Up 'Camp Takota' from YouTube Stars Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times Book Review. August 31, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. No. 6 ranking based on sales up to August 16, 2014.
- "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times Book Review. September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. No. 10 ranking based on sales up to August 23, 2014.
- "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times Book Review. September 14, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014. No. 18 ranking based on sales up to August 30, 2014.
- Juris, Carolyn (August 22, 2014). "This Week's Bestsellers: August 25, 2014 – Drinking and Thriving". Publishers Weekly. 261 (34).
- Cowles, Gregory (October 28, 2016). "The Story Behind This Week's Best Sellers". The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- Dickey, Josh (February 26, 2015). "Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart are the new 'Electra Woman and Dyna Girl'". Mashable. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- Main, Sami (August 11, 2017). "How YouTube Star Hannah Hart Went From Drunk Cooking to Her Own Food Network Show". AdWeek. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "Behind the Scenes of Bee and PuppyCat (Ep. 1 & 2) on Cartoon Hangover". November 26, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- "The Call Sheet for the Most Recent Bee and PuppyCat Recording". Frederator. April 9, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- "Hannah Hart a youtuber who got famous by accident, started with Drunk Kitchen a weekly series on YouTube". VamaIndia. May 17, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Dirty Thirty Movie". Lionsgate Entertainment. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- Walsh, Katie (September 23, 2016). "In 'Dirty 30,' Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart showcase their rapid-fire, quippy personalities". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- Saha, Shaona (May 16, 2016). "Food Network Star Season 12: Get To Know The Finalists Here! - Morning Ledger". Morning Ledger. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
- Knapp, JD (June 24, 2017). "YouTuber Hannah Hart Dishes on New Food Network Series 'I Hart Food'". Variety. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "Edible History : Season 1". YouTube. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- "Harto<3O". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- Hogan, Heather (September 23, 2014). "Hannah Hart on her new book, coming out and style icons". AfterEllen. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
- "YouTube Star Hannah Hart Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Ella Mielniczenko — All the Details". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
- "THE OFFICIAL 5TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARD NOMINEES". Archived from the original on May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
- "4th Annual Winners & Nominees". Streamy Awards. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "Hannah Hart: Winner in Food". Shorty Awards.
- "6th Annual Winners & Nominees". Streamy Awards. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "Hannah Hart: Nominated in Creator of the Decade". Shorty Awards. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
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