YouTubers are becoming celebrities, so it’s only natural that celebrities are hitting YouTube to connect with the community. It happens to varying results, but these 20 celebrity channels are the cream of the crop.
20. Russell Brand
Russell Brand’s YouTube is exactly what you’d think it would be. He basically becomes a guru, waxing poetic about any philosophical or spiritual topic that comes to mind. He has the occasional podcast and opinions on trending topics too. It’s a great intro into what celebrity YouTube can be.
19. Felicia Day
Felicia Day’s YouTube channel is painfully underwatched. This woman is a genius and became a geek goddess with The Guild. Her YouTube channel is exactly what you’d think it would be, filled with her streaming games and discussing books. She slowed down her posts lately (likely due to being busy with real work), but she’s still worth a follow to keep up on her latest developments.
18. The Rock
The Rock fills his channel with a mix of movie trailers and featurettes for movies he’s starring in, behind-the-scenes interviews, workout videos, cooking advice, and more. If you want to be built like the Rock, this channel is the step-by-step instructions.
Check out the top 10 best Dwayne Johnson movies of all time.
17. Gordon Ramsay
One has to wonder how Gordon Ramsay has time for everything. Not only does he have a seemingly endless stream of TV shows, but he’s also on YouTube. And this isn’t just recycled material – Ramsay creates original series and shows pretty regularly on his channel. Much respect.
16. Zac Efron
Zac Efron rose from High School Musical to become a Hollywood leading man. His YouTube channel encompasses that vibe, showing him dudebroing through life in the most dudebro of ways.
15. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has a strange sense of humor, but he’s a very likeable guy with a lot of talent. He shines on YouTube with a wide array of showbiz, YouTube tropes, and randomness that makes it worth watching. Don’t miss his ongoing “feud” with Hugh Jackman.
Check out the top 10 Ryan Reynolds movies of all time.
Snoop Dogg has a great GGN YouTube show. He mostly just gets high and earns a sponsorship check, but it shows how YouTube can be monetized. He also plays video games with his friends, features new music videos, and talks business with other celebs. It’s a good time for any pothead.
Check out the top 10 Snoop Dogg songs of all time (and 10 classic verses).
13. Madelaine Petsch
Madelaine Petsch plays Cheryl Blossom in the CW’s Riverdale, and she created a YouTube channel to humanize herself. She invites her friends over, talks with other castmates, and posts regular vlogs of her life. It’s a reminder that celebrities are people too.
12. Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell, of Pretty Little Liars fame has her own YouTube channel and her lifestyle channel is one of the best. In fact, it’s so popular, she got her own YouTube original off it.
11. Kylie Jenner
Whether you love or hate her, there’s no denying Kylie Jenner is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Her YouTube channle is an extension of the Kardashian/Jenner brand, and she uses it to promote her own product lines, so you’ll find a lot of makeup tips and vlogs, even if she doesn’t post as often as she used to.
10. Hiking with Kevin
Comedian Kevin Nealon is most well-known by this generation as the pothead from Weeds, but he’s not even a pothead. In fact, he’s a hiker, and every Thursday, he posts a new hike with a new celebrity friend. It’s a great way to get to know your favorite stars.
9. Victoria Beckham
Not one to be outdone by the Kardashians, Victoria Beckham “launched” her YouTube channel (it existed for seven years prior but didn’t have much personality) in 2019. She’s clearly focused on selling her fashion and beauty lines, but it’s still an interesting channel for those into the industries.
8. Baking with Josh and Ange
The uptight accountant from The Office is on YouTube with her husband baking up a storm. I love that Angela Kinsey involves her husband Joshua Snyder in the on-screen hosting duties. It perfectly blends their love for each other, baking, and being on screen. I’m really rooting for this channel to pick up steam in the 2020s.
7. Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix
Tia Mowry entered the mainstream with her identical twin sister Tamara in a string of TV shows and movies, like Sister Sister. Now she’s a mom with a YouTube channel dedicated to cooking, cleaning, traveling, parenting, and more. She’s a great on-screen personality who truly shines on the platform.
6. Team Coco
Although most the content is originally aired on either TBS or NBC, Conan O’Brien is one of the first mainstream entertainers to truly embrace internet culture. He ranks on this list because he deserves to, and his YouTube clips are a great way to experience the unending brilliance that is Conan.
Check out the top 20 episodes of Conan Needs a Friend of all time.
5. Doug Benson
Doug Benson is a pothead, and that shows in every detail of his YouTube channel. He has a consistent lineup of comedians and celebrities on, and they’re all getting Doug with high.
4. Adam Savage’s Tested
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman created a cultural revolution with Discovery’ Mythbusters. Now they’re teamed with Will Smith (not that one) and Norman Chan on Tested, which is a website and YouTube channel.
3. Will Smith
Will Smith is an American icon. He’s an audience-beloved and critically acclaimed actor, comedian, rapper, and all around good guy. His YouTube channel extends his brand into the new era, and fans are treated to new content behind the scenes of the Will, Jada, Willow, Jaden, and Trey.
Check out the top 10 Will Smith movies of all time.
2. Jack Black
Jack Black is also a comedy actor and musician, and like Smith, he has a great YouTube channel that extends his brand into the digital era. Unlike Smith’s well-produced mini-Hollywood productions, Black comes off as just another YouTube who happens to be Jack fucking Black. It’s not the greatest YouTube channel in the world. This is just a tribute.
Check out the top 10 Jack Black movies of all time.
1. The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan has been in entertainment for a long time, from comedy to UFC commentating. His podcast is the bar for celebrity podcasts, constantly featuring unique and interesting conversations on a wide variety of topics, from health and science to politics, sports, conspiracy theories, sex, and more. JRE is life.
Check out the top 20 Joe Rogan Experience episodes of all time.