Web Crush Wednesdays: Beth Hoyt


Beth In Show, Beth In Show,

It’s not the “Be Thin Show”!

Beth In Show, Beth In Show,

Let’s go!

That’s Beth’s theme song… perhaps it would be best if you actually heard it:

Beth Hoyt is a YouTube personality (I spend a lot of time on YouTube, as is apparent from my web crushes). I first came across her as the host of My Damn Channel Live, which of course I was introduced to by the queen of the internet, Grace Helbig.

After all, all good things on the internet come either from or in association with Grace Helbig.

But Beth is no second fiddle to Grace! She hosted MDC Live four out of five weekdays and did a great job carrying the show; she was personable and had good interactions with the guest stars; she kept the ball rolling and didn’t let it get stagnant which can be tough to do on a live show; and her skits were always great.

I was very happy to spend my weekdays with Beth, but it wasn’t until MDC Live went on hiatus that I checked out her individual YouTube page. Her videos range from her life experiences, interacting with users’ comments, and little skits. I have to say, the skits are probably my favorite and Beth is a really talented character actress.

Beth is also branching out and has become the East Coast guinea pig host of Dirty Little Beauty Secrets on The Stylish Vids.

I find Beth so very entertaining and hopefully MDC Live will return for a second season soon because she was great on it. Until then, check out her YouTube page and Twitter to keep up with her and her comedy. She’s definitely worth a subscription.

Theater Thursdays: Where My Sketch Comedy Ladies At?

Since before the days of vaudeville troupes of performers have been rampant in comedic performance, especially in improv comedy. Those troupes such as The Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Kids in the Hall, The Lonely Island, The Whitest Kids You Know, and many more are all arguably great and talented groups who have brought laughter and joy to many. The thing is, though they are indeed funny, they are also completely and utterly all men. I can guarantee that almost all of you could remember at least one sketch (or song) from among the groups mentioned. The obvious question is why are there no all-female sketch comedy troupes? I will admit there are women in sketch comedy. However, it is almost always either roughly half men/half women like Saturday Night Live or many men and one woman like… Monty Python.

Now, some may argue that there are all-female comedy troupes that are funny and how dare I suggest they don’t exist? They do exist, and I’m sure they are are absolutely fabulous, but they are not famous. What makes us flock to these all-male troupes? What causes them to be so memorable? Why do we not see some ladies acting silly with only other ladies in comedy sketches? In this instance, I am sad to say that it is most likely the old tired clichés of “women aren’t funny, women are easily offended, women can’t appeal to a man’s sense of humor (as if theirs is the only one that matters), and women don’t make ratings.” I could go on, but it would make me angry and anger leads to wrinkles. Got to keep looking young, am I right ladies? (No). The powers that be (television networks, movie producers, stupid people with much power and money but little sense) are less willing to risk money on something different, which is probably why more and more people are flocking to the computer screen when they need a laugh than to the movie and television screen. Which brings me to the Canadian all-women sketch comedy troupe called She Said What.

She Said What consists of The Canadian Comedy Award nominated Carly Heffernan, Emma Hunter, Megan MacKeigan and Marni Van Dyk. Everyone has things they can’t stand, and things that make them laugh so hard they almost crack a rib. I offer you these funny ladies, who are definitely the latter. So watch the video below and make these women famous!