We’ve gathered here today to honor one of the most magical ladies on YouTube, Lee Newton. No, I don’t mean magical in the Harry Potter and his drunk-on-butterbeer friends sense — obviously that would only happen in Diagon Alley — but magical in the sense that she can rock a Star Wars tshirt and Maxim’s Hot 100 list all in the same day.
Yes, she’s that good.
Newton is best known as one of the original hosts of Sourcefed, a comedy news show founded by YouTube legend Phil DeFranco. In the two years the show has been on the air, sourcefed — which also includes Joe Bereta, Trisha Hershberger, and Steve Zaragoza — has collected over 1.4 million subscribers and started off-shoot shows For Human People and SourcefedNERD. The show’s success is due to the dynamic personalities delivering the news and, by far, the hammiest of the hams is our very own lady love Newton.
In 2012, Newton’s cohosts elicited the help of Sourcefed fans to nominate Newton for a write-in spot on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. The fan response was so enormous it crashed the site and in the end, landed Newton as number 57 on the list.
And fair warning to you, do not get her started on Harry Potter. You’ll never hear the end of it.
Most days you can find Newton yelling and laughing on the Sourcefed set, talking about everything from Comic Con to teen pregnancy. Outside of Sourcefed, Newton performs with the Gym Sketch Comedy Group and previously starred in the popular web series My Music and CC: Social Scene.
The glorious thing about Newton is her balls to the wall humor and confidence both on and off the stage. She says what she wants, wears what she wants, and doesn’t shy away from telling a raunchy joke or two. And did we mention she can sing?
Ms. Newton, you’re the best thing to happen to the house of Hufflepuff and Sourcefed. And if you’re ever in the area, the first round of Wizard’s Brew is on us.
Now, someone get me some floo powder. I’m out!
Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator who swears she would be a seeker if she joined Quidditch.