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Drew Gooden (comedian)

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Drew Gooden
Drew Gooden, on stage, We Are Two Different People Tour (2019) (cropped).png
Gooden performing in the 2019 "We Are Two Different People" Tour
Personal information
Born (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 28)
  • Comedian
  • filmmaker
  • YouTube personality
Amanda Murphy
(m. 2019)
YouTube information
Years active2016–present
Subscribers3.37 million[1]
Total views520 million[1]
Associated actsDanny Gonzalez

Kurtis Conner

Eddy Burback
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018

Updated: December 15, 2021

Drew Gooden (born October 26, 1993) is an American comedian and filmmaker known formerly for sketch comedy on Vine and presently for commentary videos on YouTube.[2] He provides commentary on topics such as bad life hacks, Instagram comedy, and other YouTubers. He also frequently collaborates with, and has been on tour with fellow YouTube content creators Danny Gonzalez and Kurtis Conner.


Gooden began his career on Vine, making six-second comedy sketches.[3] Gooden notably created a popular six-second video in which he sees a sign reading "Road Work Ahead", and jokingly replies, "Uh, yeah, I sure hope it does", the video having 10 million loops on Vine before its closure.[4][5] Gooden also appeared in Camp Unplugged, a show on Vine produced by Karyn Spencer and Jeremy Cabalona and written by Vine creators.[6][7] After Vine was shut down by its parent company, Twitter, Gooden began posting longer videos on YouTube in the commentary genre.[5] He has over 3.37 million subscribers on the platform as of December 2021.

In 2019, Gooden toured the United States with fellow YouTube creators Kurtis Conner and Danny Gonzalez on their "We Are Two Different People Tour", which was described as a theatrical comedy performance.[8][9][2]

Personal life[]

Gooden is married to Amanda Murphy, who he met in 2015 when Murphy commented on one of Gooden's Vines. They got engaged in 2016,[10][11] and were later married on March 10, 2019.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Camp Unplug Himself Short film

Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2016 6th Streamy Awards Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series Camp Unplug Nominated
2021 11th Streamy Awards Commentary Drew Gooden Won [13]


  1. ^ a b "About Drew Gooden". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b Wilbur, Brock (September 9, 2019). "Drew Gooden and Danny Gonzalez: The John Olivers of YouTube Culture". Paste. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Tiffany, Kaitlyn (December 23, 2019). "Why Kids Online Are Chasing 'Clout'". Atlantic Times.
  4. ^ Sung, Morgan (July 8, 2018). "How Drew Gooden rebuilt his online identity after Vine died". Mashable. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Dodgson, Lindsay (December 21, 2019). "20 YouTube channels you should really subscribe to in 2020". Insider. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "About Camp Unplug". Shorty Awards.
  7. ^ Weiss, Geoff (June 27, 2016). "Vine Premieres Its First Long-Form Original Series, 'Camp Unplug', Starring Lauren Giraldo, Cody Ko". Tubefilter.
  8. ^ McKenney, Kelcie (October 2, 2019). "YouTubers Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden visit KC Friday on their We Are Two Different People Tour". The Pitch.
  9. ^ Wynne, Kelly (September 5, 2019). "Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden talk tour, comedy and YouTube careers". Newsweek. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  10. ^ @drewisgooden (October 27, 2016). "Last April a girl commented on one of my vines. She lived 2000 miles away. Now we are engaged & live in the same house. All because of @vine" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "A year ago today I got married and it was the only time I've ever cried. Isn't that crazy? I had never cried before this and I definitely haven't cried since. Anyway happy birthday to my marriage". Twitter. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  12. ^ @drewisgooden (March 13, 2019). "update:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Streamy Awards [@streamys] (December 12, 2021). "he gives us the facts, so we're giving him a #streamys award for Commentary!! way to go drewisgooden