Southern, who is most notably known for her acting roles both on and off YouTube, will work with AwesomenessTV to develop new video projects. Most recently, Southern starred in “Side Effects,” a musical drama co-produced by AwesomenessTV and Universal Cable Productions. The TV-length musical drama, which has accumulated over 2 million times since its debut last week, also features other YouTubers like Chester See, Vincent Cyr, and Meghan Rosette.
Southern began uploading to YouTube in 2007. In addition to her main channel, which reaches more than 276,000 subscribers and features an array of comedy sketches and music videos, Southern has created multiple spinoff channels, including Taryn Southern 2 and Taryn To Go.
The AwesomenessTV network currently features more than 30 million subscribers across tens of thousands of channels. The centerpiece of the network, the AwesomenessTV-branded channel, has close to 990,000 subscribers. Other prominent creators repped by the network include The Janoskians and Lia Marie Johnson.
In 2012, Southern released her first comedy album, “On My Face.” The album featured the single “Keep It in Your Pants,” which reached #20 on iTunes comedy chart in 2010.