Kurtis Conner

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Kurtis Conner
Born (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 27)[1]
  • YouTuber
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Magician
  • Podcast host
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
Subscribers3.3 million (main channel) [3] 359 thousand (podcast channel) [4][5]
Total views390 million (main channel)
20 million (podcast channel)[5]
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2018

Updated: September 1st, 2021

Kurtis Matthew Kenneth Conner[6] (born May 4, 1994) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, YouTuber and former Viner.

Early comedy career and Vine[]

Kurtis Matthew Kenneth Conner was born at North York General Hospital on May 4, 1994.[6][1][7]

Conner began his stand-up comedy career in 2013, and later attended the Comedy: Writing and Performance program at Humber College, Toronto. After that, he moved onto Vine, where he gained about 350,000 followers.[8] Kurtis did several stand up shows, performing all over Canada.[9] He independently released his debut comedy album "Cuppla Jokes" in 2016, and it reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #6 on Billboard comedy.[9]

Kurtis joined Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden during their live comedy shows, the "We Are Two Different People" tour, in 2019.[10][11][12]


The first video on Conner's main channel was uploaded in 2014; however, the channel began to gain momentum in 2017, when one of his videos gained 600,000 views in two days.[9] Other creators and friends of Conner's in this group are Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden, also formerly of Vine.[8]


He is also known for his critique of problematic content on the YouTube platform, and for making fun of others who wish to stigmatise different groups of people.[13] In 2019, Conner and his friend and fellow comedian Jacob Sharpe criticised TikTok star and his girlfriend, , for making light of domestic abuse on their YouTube channel. Conner and Sharpe were both disturbed by the content, frequently commenting in the video that they found it difficult to make light of such a serious subject. Conner later said he would raise funds of $10,000 to the domestic abuse charity loveisrespect, and match it with his own donation (over $16,000 was raised, meaning that Conner made a donation of $26,000 overall).[14] Conner also criticised a 'female Viagra' trend on YouTube, which involved YouTubers administering a claimed aphrodisiac for women by spiking their girlfriend's drink without their consent. Conner's video was later removed from YouTube as it showed the controversial behaviour; however, at the time, a number of other 'female Viagra' videos were still on the platform.[15] He also does more lighthearted videos, and says that his favourite content is film criticism.[8]

He has also made content about the TikTok Hype House, manipulative tactics used by Justin Bieber's team to promote his song "Yummy", the 22 Convention (a 'convention for women' run by anti-feminist men's rights activists),[8] and dating coach/pick-up artist Russell Hartley (whom Conner dubbed 'misogynist of the year') for the offensive and manipulative advice given in his videos.[16]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Conner posted a video detailing how to become famous on the internet.[17] In April of 2021, Conner and Gonzalez co-sang a song titled "In Love With A Creeper", which features the two men competing for the affections of and eventually having a threesome with a Creeper from the video game Minecraft.[18]

Personal life[]

Before moving to Toronto,[8] Conner lived in Hamilton, Ontario with his parents, Kelly Reise and Lawrence Watson.[19]

Kurtis began a relationship with his girlfriend Jenna on 11 December 2014.[20] They have a dog together named Kiwi.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Could You Get Me To Tomorrow? - The Bandicoots Kurtis and his girlfriend, Jenna, portray Bonnie and Clyde type characters. Music Video
2017 Hot Jokes: A Comedy Special Himself



Year Title Peak Chart


US Comedy
2016 Cuppla Jokes 6


Year Title Notes
2020 Blood Related


  1. ^ a b Official Twitter account. Accessed 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Fact-Checking Insane Articles Written About Me". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Kurtis Conner - YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  4. ^ "Very Really Good - Youtube". www.youtube.com.
  5. ^ a b "About Kurtis Conner". YouTube.
  6. ^ a b Country Memes, retrieved 2021-06-06
  7. ^ Fact-Checking Insane Articles Written About Me, event occurs at 13:25, retrieved 2021-06-06
  8. ^ a b c d e Dodgson, Lindsay (9 February 2020). "Meet Kurtis Conner, one of YouTube's most popular commentators with big dreams of one day having a Netflix comedy special". Insider. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  9. ^ a b c BWW News Desk. "Comedian Kurtis Conner Has Added a Second Performance at The Den Theatre". BroadwayWorld.com.
  10. ^ McDaniel, Taylor (11 September 2019). "YouTubers Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden captivate fans on comedy show tour". The Oakland Post. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  11. ^ Wynne, Kelly (September 5, 2019). "Danny Gonzalez and Drew Gooden talk tour, comedy and YouTube careers". Newsweek. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  12. ^ Wilbur, Brock (September 9, 2019). "Drew Gooden and Danny Gonzalez: The John Olivers of YouTube Culture". Paste. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Decena, Jaelyn (5 April 2020). "Eight YouTube channels to watch while you're social distancing". The Cougar Chronicle.
  14. ^ Dodgson, Lindsay (20 December 2019). "A YouTuber called out 2 TikTok stars for a prank where they pretended to be in a violent, abusive relationship". Insider. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  15. ^ Dodgson, Lindsay (12 May 2020). "A YouTuber posted a video criticizing a problematic trend on the platform, but it was taken down before the offending videos were". Insider. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  16. ^ Lasker, Alex (10 August 2020). "Problematic dating coach branded as 'misogynist of the year' in brutal video". In the Know. Yahoo! News. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  17. ^ Wynne, Kelly (8 April 2020). "Kurtis Conner's top tips for finding online success during COVID-19". Newsweek. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  18. ^ Grayson, Nathan (28 April 2021). "Song About Fucking A Minecraft Creeper Is Obscenely Catchy". Kotaku. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  19. ^ Conner, Kurtis (25 March 2017). "WE DID A SHOW IN MY HOMETOWN". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  20. ^ "https://mobile.twitter.com/kurtisconner/status/940274222269546496". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-07-20. External link in |title= (help)
  21. ^ "https://mobile.twitter.com/kurtisconner/status/1020849224001482752". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-07-20. External link in |title= (help)
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