Angry Joe

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Joe Vargas
Joe Vargas at E3 2015
Vargas at E3 2015
Personal information
BornJose Antonio Vargas
(1984-06-18) June 18, 1984 (age 37)
OccupationYouTube personality
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
  • Let's Play
  • comedy
  • film/video game reviews
  • reactions
  • vlog
Subscribers3.27 million
Total views1.30 billion
NetworkChannel Awesome (2009–2018)[1]
Associated acts
    • "I'll see you guys on the next AngryJoeShow"
    • "You done fucked it up!"
    • "Dat look good!"
    • "Four hours?!"
    • "You can't dip a toe without Joe!"
    • "You're gonna die. A lot!"
    • "A-ArE yOu OuTtA yOuR MiNd?"
    • "Godzilla is approaching the generator, the generator is losing power"
    • "50$ for Blue??!"
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013

Updated: April 23, 2021

Jose Antonio "Joe" Vargas (born June 18, 1984) is an American media commentator and YouTuber.[2] He is notable for his portrayal of the character AngryJoe and for his production of the AngryJoeShow, a video game and movie review channel.[3]


Vargas launched his YouTube channel AngryJoeShow on October 4, 2008 with the video "Shit that Pisses Me Off - Madden 2009 Hardcore Gamers".[4] The show features Vargas's character "AngryJoe" reviewing a video game with a scale from 1-10. These reviews typically use sketch comedy and clips from his streams on Twitch. The channel was well received by the YouTube community;[5] as of April 2021, the channel has accrued over one billion views and has amassed more than 3,200,000 subscribers.[6] In addition to game reviews, Vargas produces movie reviews on his channel. Vargas and his channel have received mention in media covering YouTube,[3][5] most notably for Vargas's opposition to copyright overreach on YouTube.[7][8][9][10] Vargas's interest in copyright on YouTube stemmed from an incident in which Nintendo of America filed a copyright claim on a video of Joe playing Mario Party 10.[11][7][12]

Vargas was affiliated with Blistered Thumbs of the media production company Channel Awesome until April 2018. This was due to the then-ongoing controversy at the time regarding Channel Awesome and many of its former producers, many of whom Vargas had previously known and affiliated with in the past.[1]

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game[]

In April 2018, a Kickstarter project to create a board game featuring miniature-sized figures of licensed characters from the Street Fighter series of video games (in collaboration with Jasco Games) was launched by Vargas.[2][13] The project's Kickstarter campaign raised $400,000 on its first day, an event which in turn attracted media coverage.[14][15]

In January 2021, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game began shipping to those that backed the Kickstarter project.

Awards and nominations[]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 The Game Awards Trending Gamer AngryJoeShow Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Joe Vargas on Twitter: After some recent events have been brought to my attention I've decided to leave Channel Awesome, effective immediately. Our videos will not be cross posted to the site". April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Corrigan, Hope (April 6, 2018). "Street Fighter Board Game Announced on Kickstarter". IGN. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Star Wars Battlefront Developer Calls Out Critics For "Bending The Truth"". AOTF. October 19, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ AngryJoeShow (October 4, 2008), Shit that Pisses Me Off - Madden 2009 Hardcore Gamers, retrieved May 10, 2018
  5. ^ a b Jackson, Gita. "Angry Joe's Fans Can't Deal With Him Taking A Vacation From YouTube". Kotaku. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "AngryJoeShow". YouTube. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Thier, Dave. "Major YouTuber 'Angry Joe' Gives Up On Nintendo, Calling Them 'Anti-Gamer'". Forbes. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Opinion: Why YouTube's ad algorithm is killing your favourite creators". Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Nintendo Might Not Be Behind All Copyright Takedowns". CGMagazine. August 5, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Good, Owen. "YouTube's Copyright Crackdown: Everything You Need To Know". Kotaku. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Good, Owen. "Game Critic Says YouTube Copyright Policy Threatens His Livelihood [Update]". Kotaku. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Bigtime YouTuber says enough is enough; he won't do any more Nintendo videos (Update)". Polygon. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Angry Joe details his Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game". destructoid. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kickstarter for Angry Joe's Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game pops over $400,000 in one day". destructoid. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "A Street Fighter Board Game Is On the Way and It Looks Beyond Rad". Retrieved May 10, 2018.

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