Jason Nash

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Jason Nash
Jason Nash.jpg
Nash in 2012
Born
Jason Eric Nash

(1973-05-23) May 23, 1973 (age 48)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Occupation
  • YouTube personality
  • actor
  • comedian
Years active2016–present
Spouse(s)Marney Hochman (divorced)
Children2
YouTube information
Subscribers3.14 million (Jason Nash)
205,000 (Jason Nash Family)
1.68 million (VIEWS)
Total views558 million (Jason Nash)
10 million (Jason Nash Family)
25.7 million (VIEWS)
NetworkCollab
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018

Updated: June 2021

Jason Eric Nash (born May 23, 1973) is an American internet celebrity, actor, and comedian. Best known for his channel on Vine, he also appeared on Last Comic Standing in 2010.[2] Nash has written, directed, and starred in a pair of films: Jason Nash is Married (2014) and FML (2016). In 2016, he started to appear in David Dobrik's vlogs as a member of "The Vlog Squad" and later started his own YouTube channel.

Career[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Nash moved to Los Angeles with the aspiration of becoming a comedian. Nash trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade and started his career as a member of the sketch troupe "Price, Nash, and Blieden." The trio was chosen three times to perform at the Aspen Comedy Festival.[citation needed] Nash appeared on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, where he finished as a semi-finalist, having been eliminated in the fifth episode.[2] Nash also built a presence on Vine, amassing 2.7 million followers at the time of its discontinuation.[3]

Nash wrote, directed, and starred in a Comedy Central web series Jason Nash Is Married, a film version of which was released in 2014 starring Busy Philipps.[4] Nash also created the web series How to Be a Man and The Shaman.[5] In 2016, Nash starred and directed his own screenplay, a road trip comedy film FML featuring fellow Vine star Brandon Calvillo.[6] According to a 2014 profile by LA Weekly, "Nash had success selling several of his own TV shows, but none made it to air."[7]

Nash is currently a YouTube vlogger and has over 3 million subscribers on his main channel.[8] Nash became a YouTube vlogger after David Dobrik watched his set one night at a comedy club.[citation needed] He began his YouTube career as a character in Dobrik's vlogs and soon began to upload his own videos, the first of which was uploaded on December 2, 2016.[9] Nash's second channel, "Jason Nash Family," was initially dedicated to his life with his children, Charley and Wyatt.[10] This channel was later shut down by the request of his ex-wife Marney, who requested that the children not be on the internet in such a public way.[citation needed]

Nash co-created the long-running podcast "Guys with Feelings,"[11] which debuted in 2006.[citation needed] Dobrik and Nash also hosted a weekly podcast called "Views." During its debut in 2017, "Views" reached number three on the iTunes podcast charts.[12] Dobrik, Nash, and other Vlog Squad members took the podcast on a live tour across the United States in the summer of 2018.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Nash graduated from Medfield High School in 1991 and then attended college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After he left college, he worked as an assistant to Norm Macdonald on Saturday Night Live.[7] Nash moved to Hollywood in 2001 when he was cast on the sketch show Random Play on VH1.[7]

Nash has two children with his ex-wife, Marney Hochman. He was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Trisha Paytas from 2017 to 2019.[14]

In February 2021, Seth Francois, a former member of the Vlog Squad, went on The H3 Podcast and told the hosts that he was sexually assaulted by Nash. For one of David Dobrik's pranks, Francois was told that he would be kissing vlogger Corinna Kopf while blindfolded. However, Nash kissed him instead. Francois said that he didn't realize it was sexual assault until later on and called it a traumatizing experience.[15] Nash has not publicly addressed this allegation, but Dobrik briefly apologized to Francois in a YouTube video.[16][17]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Drake & Josh Waiter
2009 House Process paper server
2007–2010 SuperNews! Multiple characters
2012 1000 Ways to Die Harley
2014 Jason Nash is Married Jason Nash Also writer and director
2016 FML Sam Douglas Also writer and director
2016 The Simpsons Southie Criminals / Philanthropic Southies Season 28, Episode 3: "The Town"
2019 Liza on Demand Guest at party Season 2, Episode 9: "New Year's Eve: Pt 1"

References[edit]

  1. ^ DAVID DOBRIK [@DavidDobrik] (May 23, 2017). "Happy birthday to one of my favorite seniors. Thank you for letting me broadcast your mid life crisis to the world" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Last Comic Standing, Week Five: monkey at the controls". TVGeekArmy.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Perry, Katie (October 28, 2016). "'You were on top of the world and now it's over': Vine star Jason Nash weighs in on the final days of Twitter's video platform". The Drum. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  4. ^ Goldstein, Gary (September 4, 2014). "Fun 'Jason Nash Is Married' explores love and showbiz". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jason Nash says "FML" in his new indie comedy". thelaughbutton.com. November 11, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (March 31, 2016). "Vine Stars Jason Nash, Brandon Calvillo Join Road Trip Comedy 'FML' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Carrie, Stephanie (February 18, 2014). "How Jason Nash Makes a Living in Web Series". Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Jason Nash's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile) - Social Blade Stats". socialblade.com.
  9. ^ "Welcome To The Official Jason Nash Comedy Channel". www.youtube.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  10. ^ "Jason Nash Family". www.youtube.com. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "Jason Nash, a Guy with Feelings". laist.com. Archived from the original on December 14, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  12. ^ "Jason Nash - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Views Summer Tour 2018". Archived from the original on June 30, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  14. ^ Asarch, Steven (February 4, 2019). "YouTuber Trisha Paytas Calls Out David Dobrik and Vlog Squad for Manipulation". Newsweek. Archived from the original on May 27, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  15. ^ Dodgson, Lindsay. "A former member of David Dobrik's Vlog Squad says he was sexually assaulted during a video shoot". Insider.
  16. ^ "Let's talk" – via www.youtube.com.
  17. ^ "David Dobrik addresses allegations of misconduct in his Vlog Squad videos". March 17, 2021.

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