Shane Dawson (born Shane Lee Yaw, July 19, 1988) is a YouTube comedian and actor. Dawson is known for making comedy videos featuring recurring characters, impersonations and spoofs of popular music videos. His YouTube channel is the fourth most subscribed channel of all time, with over 1.9 million subscribers. Dawson has since expanded his presence on YouTube by adding a second channel for vlogs and his series "Ask Shane" and a third channel using videos only taken from his iPhone.
Dawson's career began when he and several friends would turn in videos instead of homework in high school. Eventually, teachers would trade tapes with the students, and ask for personal copies of what was filmed. Dawson's first videos on Youtube were old assignments that he turned in during high school.
In November 2009, he was featured on Attack of the Show! In 2010, Forbes magazine named him their 25th most famous web celebrity.
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Dawson posts new videos on his main channel, ShaneDawsonTV every Saturday and vlogs on his second channel, ShaneDawsonTV2, throughout the week. Every Monday he also has an "Ask Shane" video which he answers questions from his viewers, which is put on his second channel. He has another YouTube channel, Shane, where he posts unedited videos directly from his iPhone. Recently he announced that he was going to write a TV pilot that will feature characters from his previous videos about a high school. It will be about Shane in a high school setting and the funding will come from the YouTube channel Take180 with whom he has made videos before. Shane Dawson is currently the fourth most subscribed person on YouTube (with his main channel, ShaneDawsonTV) behind RayWilliamJohnson, nigahiga and Fred.
On August 11, 2010, Dawson announced that he was making a 30 minute pilot episode which is to be called "SD High". It is to be based on 2 videos uploaded to his main channel "ShaneDawsonTV", in the videos Dawson is in school and plays all of the characters in costumes. The pilot is to be released towards the end of September and will premiere on YouTube.