Hannah Maud Hart (born November 2, 1986), is an American internet personality, comedian, author and actress. She is best known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube in which she cooks something while intoxicated. Apart from her main channel, she also runs a second channel where she talks about life in general and gives her opinions on various topics. She co-produced and starred in the independent comedy film Camp Takota, released in 2014. She wrote a parody cookbook which was a New York Times bestseller for five weeks in August–September 2014.
My Drunk Kitchen
My Drunk Kitchen traces its beginning to March 2011, when Hart was at her sister's home, chatting with a friend over webcam. Hart used her Macintosh computer to record herself drinking wine while attempting to make a grilled cheese sandwich without any cheese. Hart uploaded the video to YouTube as My Drunk Kitchen. Within a few days the video had accumulated 100,000 hits. Viewers began asking for another "episode" of the video, and Hart complied with more recordings. To establish the initial upload as the first episode of a series, she renamed it "Butter Yo Shit." By July 2011, My Drunk Kitchen had gathered 800,000 hits, earning Hart a YouTube partnership.
Hart has hosted several celebrity guests on My Drunk Kitchen, including British chef Jamie Oliver, actress Mary-Louise Parker, actor/host Chris Hardwick, video blogger Tyler Oakley, former NSYNC member Lance Bass, and author John Green, who subsequently wrote the foreword to Hart's cookbook. Comedian Sarah Silverman was also featured in the show in December 2014 in an episode which demonstrated the therapeutic and medicinal use of cannabis.
New episodes of My Drunk Kitchen are uploaded each Thursday on Hart's main channel. In 2013 at the 3rd Streamy Awards, Hart won the Streamy Award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy. In 2014, Hart co-hosted the 4th Streamy Awards with her colleague Grace Helbig. My Drunk Kitchen would also would win the presentation's award for best comedy.
By April 2015, Hart's first episode "Butter Yo Shit" had 3.6 million hits. Her channel MyHarto has over 2.3 million subscribers and over 206 million views.
Hello Harto: The Tour Show
On January 2, 2013, Hannah posted a video on YouTube stating that she was considering doing a world tour. She launched a campaign to fund this trip on Indiegogo, aiming to get $50,000 within a month. After a couple of hours, the $50,000 goal was already met. Hart decided to keep the funding going to her initial end date of February 2, 2013. Depending on the final amount of money, the tour would be expanded to Canada, Europe and Australia. By February 2, she had raised over $220,000. The first leg of the tour kicked off in April 2013.
Hello Harto: The Tour Show consists of three parts: vlog, travel, and kitchen. Hart uploads various videos about her traveling experience on her second YouTube channel, YourHarto. The vlog (a recap of the city she is in) gets uploaded each Tuesday to her main channel, MyHarto. The kitchen episodes, which she films at a host's house in the city she visits, are uploaded on Thursday, also to her main channel. The team consists of four people; Hannah Hart (host), Pearl Wible (producer), Sam Molleur (director) and Nick Underwood (RV driver). The theme song for the tour, written by Hart, was accompanied by a video of fans jaunting in front of their favorite places. The song is called "Don't Wait To Say Hello".
After receiving negative feedback from a minority of fans that complained about the lack of places at the meet-ups, Hannah uploaded a video called The Real Hello Harto on her main channel, giving her fans an exclusive look behind the screens of a regular day on the Hello Harto tour. The video explained the work that goes into making content videos, as well shooting My Drunk Kitchen videos and meeting up with fans all over Canada and the United States.
In November 2014, Hart started uploading more episodes of her travel show in Australia and New Zealand. These episodes were from a trip she took almost a year before that was sponsored by Contiki, along with other content creators.
On February 2, 2013, Hannah Hart performed a comedy show in collaboration with best friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart (no relation) at the NerdMelt, Los Angeles. The audience was encouraged to tape the show on their cameras and phones, and upload it to social media websites with the tag #NoFilterShow. The show quickly gained popularity through Tumblr and YouTube. The 75-minute show was performed a second time at PlayList Live in March 2013. By this time, fans were generally demanding the show to go on tour - the trio decided to take #NoFilterShow on the road, syncing the tour dates with Hannah's Hello Harto. The #NoFilterShow returned for multiple more legs of shows, in August, October, and November 2014 and again in summer 2015. The show also ventured overseas to London and Dublin.
On August 2, 2013 Hart announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart (no relation). The comedy film Camp Takota follows Elise (played by Grace) as a young woman who is forced to leave her big city job and head back to her old summer camp where she is reunited with old friends Allison (played by Hannah) and Maxine (played by Mamrie). The film, directed by Chris and Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013. Michael Goldfine of Rockstream Studios produced the film along with eight others including Hart, Helbig and Mamrie who served as executive producers. The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013. Camp Takota was released via digital download on the movie's website on February 14, 2014.
In August 2014, Hart released her first parody self-help book, a companion volume to My Drunk Kitchen. The book was titled My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut. Hart described it as "self-help parody-meets-drunk cooking". The cookbook entered the New York Times bestsellers list at No. 6 in the "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous" category, and stayed on it for two more weeks in August 2014. Publishers Weekly recognized the book as rising to No. 3 on their hardcover nonfiction list, opening that the book was not so much a cookbook as a pep talk for friends, a self-help book. Author John Green wrote the foreword, saying, "I defy anyone to read this surprisingly useful book and not come away from it madly in love with [Hart]."
Hart wrote a memoir titled Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded. The book was released through HarperCollins Publishing on October 18, 2016. It debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the print hardcover category.
On February 26, 2015, it was announced via various media outlets that Hart will co-star with Grace Helbig in a reboot of the 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction children's television series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.
Bee and PuppyCat
Hart voices the part of Temp bot in the animated web series Bee and PuppyCat in the episode "Farmer" which aired November 6, 2014.
On October 28, 2015, Hart announced that she, along with Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, were making a movie that is being produced by Lions Gate Entertainment. The movie is called Dirty 30, and is about a house party gone wrong. The movie was released on September 23, 2016. The LA Times writer Katie Walsh writes "In Dirty 30, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart showcase their rapid-fire, quippy personalities."
Food Network Star
In June 2016, Hannah Hart was a guest judge for Season 12 of Food Network Star.
- "Show Me Where Ya Noms At" (2011)
- "Oh Internet" (2012)
- "Cheese Pleasin Me" (2012)
- "Ur the 1z" (2013)
- "Summer Jam" (2015)
Hart has an older sister named Naomi and a younger half-sister named Maggie. After high school, she briefly lived in Japan in the fall of 2006, before returning home. She attended college at UC Berkeley and graduated in May 2009 with two degrees; one in English literature and one in Japanese language. Upon her graduation, Hart moved to Brooklyn, New York, to pursue a writing career. She ended up proofreading Japanese and English for a Manhattan based translating firm instead of her initial dream of writing screenplays. Within two months of launching her YouTube channel, she had become a YouTube partner and ended up quitting her 9–5 job in order to focus on My Drunk Kitchen. Hart is openly lesbian.
Awards and nominations
|2013||Shorty Awards||Best of Social Media||Hannah Hart||Nominated|
|3rd Streamy Awards||Best Female Performance: Comedy||My Drunk Kitchen||Won|
|2014||4th Streamy Awards||Best Comedy||My Drunk Kitchen||Won|
|2016||Shorty Awards||Best in Food||Hannah Hart||Won|