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Kevin Nalty (born May 12, 1969) is a YouTube comedian better known under his YouTube username Nalts. Nalts began on YouTube as one of the top-20 most-viewed comedy channels, and collaborates with many of today's top YouTube personalities. He has more than 1,000 videos which, as of July 28, 2013, have been viewed more than 280 million times on YouTube alone. He has been ranked as one of YouTube's Most Subscribed users. He is the author of "Beyond Viral: How to Attract Customers, Promote Your Brand, and Make Money with Online Video (Wiley & Sons, 2010).Nalty speaks at marketing conferences and events, and spoke about "viral video" in Boston at the 2011 International Society for Humor Studies conference in Boston.
Nalty first gained notoriety for a video featured on YouTube's front page the first week of January 2007 - "Viral Video Genius - Loses His Cool When Confronted" - where he plays a skivvy-wearing, geeky intellectual passionate about viral video making. His second featured video, "Farting in Public," showed a young teenager named Spencer (Nalty's nephew's friend) using a fart machine in public places, all the while seeming to be completely oblivious to the fact that he had done so. Another of his videos, "Crackberry Blackberry", was selected as an official honoree at the 11th Annual Webby Awards. Nalty made a video to announce his departure from his role as a Merck Product Director, and appears in many articles about memorable resignations. He is the voice of the knife in popular web series "Annoying Orange." He has been sponsored by Fox Broadcasting, MTV, Logitech, Microsoft, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, and Mentos.
Nalty and his videos have appeared on CNN, ABC Nightline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS News, Fox News and the BBC segment “Click”, where one of his videos was featured on the program. He appeared as a guest judge on "Viral Video Showdown," was featured in the film "I Want My Three Minutes Back," and his videos have been featured on MTV's "Pranked." He has also appeared on a live version of the digital talk show Tom Green Live, which was broadcast at the Digital Content NewFront in June, 2009. His blog, WillVideoForFood, lists media appearances in reverse chronological order.
Nalty and his wife, Joey, have four children: Katie, Patrick, Grant, and Charlie. They live in rural Pennsylvania with their dog Freddy. Nalty highlights the children in most of his videos. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory High School in Rockville, Maryland, has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown, and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Babson College of Boston.
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