Shane Lee Dawson (né Yaw; born July 19, 1988) is an American YouTube actor, comedian, musician, and video maker. Dawson is known for making comedy videos featuring many recurring characters (such as Shananay, Ned the Nerd, S. Deezy, Mom, Aunt Hilda, Fruitlupe and recently Amy), impersonations (such as Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Palin), and spoofs of popular music videos and television shows. Most of his major productions are done with the help Lauren Schnipper a producer who has done numerous other productions.As of August 2013, his main YouTube channel is the 33rd most subscribed channel. Dawson has since expanded on YouTube by adding his second channel (109th most subscribed) where he formerly posted video blogs. He additionally operates a "Vlog channel" (98th most subscribed). In March 2012, Dawson began pursuing a music career. He has since released four singles.