This page chronicles the date in which people were picked up at Channel Awesome and their content. Many of the people listed were picked up from either the Best of Blogs or Awesome Blogs of the Week. More information can be found in the Timeline.


What started with just a few people working out of Chicago soon grew as various bloggers on the site were picked up from all over the globe. The year also saw the Search for the Nostalgia Chick contest, the Best of Blogs contest, the first podcast on the site and new shows by ThatGuyWithTheGlasses himself. Video game and Comic reviews were also added by year's end.

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
1 Mike Michaud April 3rd, 2008 Channel Awesome CEO
2 The Other Guy April 3rd, 2008

Team TGWTG. Article Writers.

Creative Content Officer for Channel Awesome.

3 ThatGuyWithTheGlasses April 3rd, 2008
  • Team TGWTG
  • Founder
4 The Last Angry Geek May 28th, 2008 Inked Reality
5 Suede June 24th, 2008 Inked Reality
6 Film Brain July 20th, 2008 Team TGWTG
7 Bennett The Sage September 4th, 2008 (Winner of the Best of Blogs contest.) Blistered Thumbs
8 Rollo T September 5th, 2008 (Winner of the Best of Blogs contest.) Article Writers/Podcasts
9 Linkara November 29th, 2008 Inked Reality


Channel Awesome in 2009 had the family of contributors expand even more than the previous year as The Game Heroes and Team Four Star joined the ranks. In addition, more talent was brought in as the site's audience grew larger and larger. The site took in talent from YouTube and other places on the Internet as it continued to take the web by storm.

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
10 AngryJoe January 7th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
11 Y Ruler of Time March 26th, 2009 Inked Reality
12 MasakoX April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
13 Guru Larry May 22nd, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
14 MikeJ October 2nd, 2009 (Runner up in

the Best of Blogs contest.)



This year saw the site expand even more with the creation of the gaming channel, Blistered Thumbs. More contributors were added as the company continued to grow!

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
15 Brad Jones January 7th, 2010 Team TGWTG
16 Skitch March 16th, 2010 Team TGWTG
  • Music Guy
  • This Week In Games
  • Xbox/PS3 Reviews Editor for Blistered Thumbs
17 ToddInTheShadows April 21st, 2010 Team TGWTG
18 Vangelus September 18th, 2010 Inked Reality
19 Nash October 2nd, 2010 Team TGWTG WTFIWWY
20 Rap Critic October 16th, 2010 Team TGWTG
21 Shaun K November, 2010 Blistered Thumbs


Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
22 Diamanda Hagan June 15th, 2011 Team TGWTG
23 The Blockbuster Buster August 22nd, 2011 Team TGWTG The Blockbuster Buster (show)
24 Elisa Hansen October 21, 2011 Team TGWTG Vampire Reviews


Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
25 Lotus Prince July 13th, 2012 Blistered Thumbs Lotus Prince Let's Plays


Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
26 The Omega Geek January 14th, 2014 Podcasts
27 Chris Stuckmann July 31st, 2014 Team TGWTG Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews
28 Rantasmo August 5th, 2014 Team TGWTG Needs More Gay
29 Sursum Ursa August 15th, 2014 Team TGWTG
30 Timid Jester October 9th, 2014 Team TGWTG
31 SF Debris October 11th, 2014 Team TGWTG SF Debris' Opinionated Reviews
32 Yomarz October 14th, 2014 Blistered Thumbs
33 The Horror Guru October 15th, 2014 Team TGWTG Blood Splattered Cinema
34 Some Jerk with a Camera October 17th, 2014 Team TGWTG
35 Dudley Dtoons October 21st, 2014 Inked Reality Toons These Days (show)
36 Tyger October 23rd, 2014 Blistered Thumbs
37 The_Director November 3rd, 2014 Blistered Thumbs
38 Il Neige November 6th, 2014 Team TGWTG What We Had to Watch
39 Brandon Tenold November 6th, 2014 Team TGWTG Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews
40 Calluna November 6th, 2014 Inked Reality
41 Ryan Molina
Josh Christopher
Heather May
Frank Codalata
November 7th, 2014 Blistered Thumbs
42 The Bargain Boy November 9th, 2014 Blistered Thumbs The Bargain Boy Reviews
43 Rocked November 10th, 2014 Team TGWTG Rocked Reviews (show)
44 RudtheSpud November 10th, 2014 Team TGWTG Manny Man Does History
45 Leeman Kessler November 10th, 2014 Team TGWTG Ask Lovecraft
46 The Dom November 24th, 2014 Team TGWTG


Here is a list of people who started on TGWTG from the blogs or "Your Video Reviews" section on the forums. These are in chronological order:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Suede Lee Brad Jones Roo Lotus Prince Andrew Dickman The Omega Geek
Film Brain Angry Joe JesuOtaku Apollo Z. Hack Rantasmo
Benzaie Paw Skitch Psychotaku Dan Olson
Matt Briner Y Ruler of Time Sad Panda Smarty Some Jerk With a Camera
Storage and Disposal JewWario Transylvania Television Oancitizen
HopeWithinChaos Dena ToddInTheShadows Diamanda Hagan
Bennett The Sage SG Eric Power Blockbuster Buster
Coldguy MikeJ Obscurus Lupa ChaosD1
Rollo T Fool Fantastic Vangelus
ThatChickWithTheGoggles LordKaT Nash
Dr. Gonzo CR! Rap Critic
Phelous The Immature Connoisseur PushingUpRoses
Linkara Welshy
TheCat Heisanevilgenius

Former Contributors

For a list of former contributors, please see: Former Contributors