Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTube personality, actor, author, sketch comedian, singer, songwriter and film director. Dawson was known for making comedy videos featuring recurring original characters he has created (such as Shananay, Ned the Nerd, S. Deezy, Mom, Aunt Hilda, Fruitlupe and Amy), celebrity impersonations (such as Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Palin, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber), and spoofs of popular music videos and television shows. Most of his major productions were done with the help of producer Lauren Schnipper. As of 2017, Dawson predominantly uses his second YouTube channel, shane, posting mostly comedic vlogs.
As of September 2017, his YouTube channels, collectively, have more than 20 million subscribers and over 4 billion views. In March 2012, Dawson began pursuing a music career, releasing six singles and numerous music video parodies.
His podcast, Shane and Friends, starring him and his friend Jessie Buttafuoco (originally with his producer, Lauren Schnipper), was created in 2013 and is still ongoing. As of July 2017, 120 episodes have been released, with multiple YouTubers and celebrity guests.
In 2014, Dawson released his first film, Not Cool, directed by and starring himself. In early 2015, Dawson released a memoir titled I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays. On July 19, 2016, he released another book, It Gets Worse, and an accompanying short film on his main "Shane Dawson TV" YouTube channel. Wikipedia