Hannah Hart

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Hannah Hart
Hannah Hart at Nofilter 2 2013-03-02.jpg
Hart at the #nofilter comedy show in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013
BornHannah Maud Hart
(1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 27)
Bay Area, California
ResidenceLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
OccupationInternet personality, comedian
Years active2011–present
Internet information
Web alias(es)Hannah Hart, MyHarto
Web hosting service(s)Facebook
Tumblr
Twitter
Youtube
Signature phrase"Hello!"
"Boopboop!"
 
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Hannah Hart
Hannah Hart at Nofilter 2 2013-03-02.jpg
Hart at the #nofilter comedy show in Los Angeles on March 2, 2013
BornHannah Maud Hart
(1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 27)
Bay Area, California
ResidenceLos Angeles
NationalityAmerican
OccupationInternet personality, comedian
Years active2011–present
Internet information
Web alias(es)Hannah Hart, MyHarto
Web hosting service(s)Facebook
Tumblr
Twitter
Youtube
Signature phrase"Hello!"
"Boopboop!"

Hannah Maud Hart (born November 2, 1986), sometimes nicknamed Harto, is an American internet personality and comedian. She is best known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube in which she cooks something while intoxicated. Apart from her main channel, she also runs a second channel where she talks about life in general and gives her opinions on various topics.

Personal life[edit]

Hannah Maud Hart was born on November 2, 1986. She grew up in the Bay Area, San Francisco. She has an older sister named Naomi and a younger half-sister named Maggie (born in 1998).[1] After high school, she briefly lived in Japan in the fall of 2006, before returning home. She attended college at Berkeley[2] and graduated in May 2009 with two degrees; one in English literature and one in Japanese language.[3]

Upon her graduation, Hart moved to Brooklyn, New York, trying 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 had become a YouTube partner and ended up quitting her 9-5 job in order to focus on My Drunk Kitchen.[4] She moved back to Los Angeles and lived with roommates, until she moved into a house of her own in 2013.[5]

During an appearance on Grace Helbig's live show on My Damn Channel, she admitted that if she hadn't become a YouTuber, she would have most likely stuck with the translation company where she had been employed previously, which would have seen her move to London or Singapore eventually. Alternatively, she just wanted to move to Britain to take screenwriting classes.[6]

Hart is openly gay.[7] Her 'Coming Out'[8] series is well received by the LGBTQ community.

Career[edit]

Hart's success is divided between her main YouTube channel called 'MyHarto',[9] on which she uploads her My Drunk Kitchen videos, and a second channel called 'YourHarto'. The latter contains extra/blooper videos from My Drunk Kitchen, as well as travel vlogs, life updates, fanmail reviews and relationship advice.[10]

My Drunk Kitchen[edit]

My Drunk Kitchen originated in March 2011, when Hart was at her sister's home. At the time, she was chatting to a friend over webcam. When her friend mentioned she'd love Hart to cook her something, Hart opened up a bottle of wine and made a grilled cheese sandwich.[11] Her friend (also named Hannah) suggested she uploaded it on YouTube to share with their other friends. My Drunk Kitchen skyrocketed to success almost immediately, boasting over 3 million hits on Hart's YouTube channel within months, earning Hart a YouTube partnership.[12][13]

New episodes from My Drunk Kitchen are uploaded each Thursday on Hart's main channel. In 2013, Hart was nominated for, and won, the Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy.[14]

Collaborations[edit]

Hart collaborates from time to time with other YouTube personalities, such as Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hank Green. She also appeared in 'the culturally defining moments of 2012' by YouTube, along the cast of Epic Meal Time and others.[15] She has also starred in several music videos, including three of her own, "Cheese pleasin' me," "Oh, Internet," and "Show me where your noms at" (In collaboration with Andrew Huang).

Hannah also appeared in four episodes of the Autostraddle.com-featured Words With Girls comedy webseries in June 2012. She starred as herself alongside Brittani Nichols.[16]

In December 2012, she also starred alongside John Ross Bowie in an online episode of Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake spin-off, 'The Flipside'.[17] She was also featured in the 2012 YouTube documentary Please Subscribe, alongside fellow YouTubers Grace Helbig, Mitchell Davis, Wheezy Waiter and others. She addressed her rise to fame, negative comments on her videos and the contrast between never have been the cool kid and suddenly have a ton of fans who admire you. Please Subscribe also followed Hannah to a bookstore as she did research for her upcoming book deal (2014).[18]

In April 2013, she competed on and won an episode of Wil Wheaton's board game show, TableTop. In September 2013 she met British gaming Youtuber Daniel Hardcastle, known as Nerd³; producing both a gaming video, "How to Kinect with others" and a cooking video, "My Nerd Kitchen".

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.[19] 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 the Brothers Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013.[20] The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013 on Hart's, Helbig's and Mamrie's respective main YouTube channels, as well as on the film's official website.[21][22][23][24] Camp Takota is targeted to be released via digital download in early 2014.


Hannah Hart posing with fans in Minneapolis, MN.

Hello Harto: The Tour Show[edit]

On January 2, 2013, Hannah posted a video on YouTube, explaining she was considering to do a world tour show. 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.[25] 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:[26] vlog, travel and kitchen. Hart uploads random videos about her travelling 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.[27]

After receiving negative feedback from a minority of fans that complained about the lack of places at the meet-ups, implying that Hart had simply taken $223,000 to have some kind of holiday and made her events exclusive to a few hundreds of fans while thousands had donated, 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.[28]

#NoFilterShow[edit]

On February 2, 2013, Hannah Hart performed a comedy show in collaboration with best friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart 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.[29]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearCeremonyCategoryWorkResultSource
2013Shorty AwardsBest of Social MediaHannah HartNominated
2013Streamy AwardsBest Female Performance: ComedyMy Drunk KitchenWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricane Hangout". yourharto. YouTube. October 29, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.berkeley.edu/index.html Alumni list
  3. ^ "26 Questions for 26th Birthday!". MyHarto. YouTube. November 2, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Megan O'Neill (May 24, 2011). "How Hannah Hart Turned Drunk Cooking Into A YouTube Partnership [Interview]". Social Times. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "I moved!". January 13, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hannah Hart (My Drunk Kitchen) & DailyGrace LIVE - 5/10/12 (FULL EP)". MyDamnChannel. YouTube. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "My Drunk Kitchen's Hannah Hart: The Autostraddle Interview". Autostraddle. Autostraddle. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Hart, Hannah. "COMING OUT (Ch. 1) "So. This is me."". MyHarto. Youtube. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "MyHarto". MyHarto. YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "yourharto". yourharto. YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2079263,00.html Time Magazine, June 22, 2011
  12. ^ http://www.afterellen.com/people/hannah-hart-talks-my-drunk-kitchen-coming-out-and-her-nefarious-plan-to-steal-Santana-from-Brittany After Ellen, June 20, 2011
  13. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/drunk-kitchen-star-youtube-sensation-hannah-hart-dishes-cook-inebriated-article-1.156736 The New York Daily Times, July 10, 2011
  14. ^ "3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES & WINNERS". Streamys. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ Rewind YouTube Style 2012 - YouTube
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb64g9Ef5ro&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL5A4D136211ADAFB0
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/news/ni43626062
  18. ^ Hannah Hart « Please Subscribe Film
  19. ^ Gutelle, Sam (2013-08-02). "Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart to Chill at 'Camp Takota'". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  20. ^ "Camp Takota". Chill. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97aoiaWwRVk
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ujbIxp954
  23. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwoClZPQgQw
  24. ^ http://camptakota.com/
  25. ^ http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hello-harto?c=home Indiegogo page of Hello Harto campaign
  26. ^ HELLO, HARTO! (Ep. 1) - Leaving Los Angeles - YouTube
  27. ^ "Don't Wait to Say Hello" - music video - YouTube
  28. ^ The Real HELLO, HARTO! - YouTube
  29. ^ With ‘Daily Grace’ videos, comedian Grace Helbig builds a fan base online - Theater & art - The Boston Globe
  30. ^ "THE OFFICIAL 5TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARD NOMINEES". 
  31. ^ "THE OFFICIAL 3RD ANNUAL STREAMY AWARD NOMINEES". Streamys.org. International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 

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