Jason Horton

You won’t be able to hold back the laughter! – Jason Horton is one seriously funny guy

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Jason Horton wears many hats in the comedy space – writer, producer, actor and performer. Bursting with the skill to make people laugh, repeatedly; he is a delight to watch.

His YouTube channel ‘Jason Horton’ is immensely popular, with his videos reaching over 35 million views. Talking about his foray into video sketches, he says, “I was doing live improv comedy, and started working randomly with a channel called ‘Totally Sketch’. I started to realize there were a lot of people watching these videos, I figured I would start a channel, and see what happens. The rest is history!” 

I was doing live improv comedy, and started working randomly with a channel called ‘Totally Sketch’. I started to realize there were a lot of people watching these videos, I figured I would start a channel, and see what happens. The rest is history!”

A man of many talents, Jason has also worked in commercials, movies (Internet Famous, Laid in America) and web series (Tosh.0, This Isn’t working on ABC). This, in addition to his experience of 12 years of live sketch and Improv comedy.

Doubting yourself is part of the creative process. It urges you to do better, it keeps you on your toes. And like every artist, Jason has his doubts too, some days more than others. Explaining how he copes with such moments, he says, “I try to think about what I have, rather than what I don’t. I also try to look inward for happiness, which isn’t always easy.” 

Belonging to an intensely competitive industry, that too in Los Angeles, Jason stays focussed by not losing heart. “There is no shortage of talented people out there. There is always someone willing to work harder. You have to have confidence and faith that people will see that.” 

You have to have confidence and faith that people will see that.”

Jason HortonJason’s take on acting is perhaps what influences his brand of comedy and makes his videos so relatable, and consequently popular. “For me it’s (acting) taking people out of their world into yours, but also making them feel something they have already felt in their own world.”  Talking about his inspiration for his sketches, he says, “I try to live outside of YouTube, acting, etc. That’s where I find an endless amount of material.” 

Sharing his hopes for the future, Jason says, “I’ve written a lot of movies and series. Getting one made would be awesome.” 

Everyone starts somewhere, and everyone has an audience. Everyone.”

Jason HortonJason imparts some truly inspiring advice that is bound to motivate you to get out there and fulfil your dreams. He says, “Everyone starts somewhere, and everyone has an audience. Everyone.”

Keeping at his passion and growing along the way, Jason Horton has gotten to where he is. Follow your heart, don’t stray from the path, no matter the challenges; your dreams will come true.

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