This is totally crazy! YouTuber Jordan Doww was officially nominated for the Teen Choice Comedian award on May 23, and he’s the only web star in a category surrounded by the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres! He gushes about the ‘shock’ EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com, here.
This is huge, #TeamInternet! YouTuber Jordan Doww, 20, earned himself a Teen Choice Award nomination on May 23. Not only is he the only internet star in the Choice Comedian category, but he’s also up against huge stars like Jimmy Fallon, 41, Ellen DeGeneres, 58, and Aziz Ansari, 33! Jordan tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how it feels to be nominated, right here.
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Jordan got the shock of a lifetime on May 23, when he found out he was nominated for Choice Comedian in the same category as Jimmy, Ellen, Aziz, Kevin Hart and James Corden. Of course, Jordan has a huge online following, but those guys are international TV stars! Not only is it super impressive that he made the cut, but also exciting to have someone who represents the millions of YouTube fans around the world in the running.
Jordan feels the same way. He was totally shocked to get the nomination, but he couldn’t be happier! “I’m insanely surprised, but equally humbled,” Jordan told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I made a huge scene in this very public coffee shop in Pasadena I was casually sitting in when I got the news from my team. You know that feeling when you’re so shocked it’s difficult to breathe? Yup, that was me. Essentially my answer would be ‘cardiac arrest.'”
— Jordan Doww (@JordanDoww) May 24, 2016
Jordan is thrilled to be named alongside such huge stars, and though he’s certainly earned the spot, the honor is not lost on him. “Just patiently waiting for someone to say ‘GOTCHA.’ Is this a new rendition of PUNK’D?” He jokingly said. “Seriously so excited and surprised! I’m nominated alongside some of my biggest inspirations — I’ve always admired Jimmy Fallon’s character work, and Ellen is just a given, she’s the queen of all things hilarious and media! Fallon has lived my dream, SNL to his own late night show.”
The major nomination doesn’t just mean a lot to Jordan, it means a lot to the whole YouTube community, who is finally started to be appreciated for all of the amazing content it produces! “I’m hoping this affects many aspects of my career,” Jordan explains to HollywoodLife. “My dream is that digital talent be taken just as seriously, especially in the comedy space— and now it is actually happening. I always hoped to be that hint of inspiration for many young aspiring actors and comedians trying to fulfill their dreams in such a competitive world. This means more than just a nomination to me — this means to the start to so much more. This is a cheers to #TeamInternet!”
So exciting! HollywoodLifers – are you as pumped as we are to see Jordan in the Choice Comedian category? Share your thoughts with us!