YouTuber LisaNova Gets Television Deal

Feb 1st, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Making Money with Podcasts, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Video blogger Lisa Donovan, aka LisaNova, has been tapped to join the cast of MADtv, which airs Saturdays (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. Donovan will first be seen in the episode airing Saturday, Feb. 17.

Donavan joins a growing number of successful podcasters that have leveraged their online success into other media. Donovan has been a top-20 YouTuber for some time as LisaNova, with 22,000+ subscribers.

Here’s a recent example of Donavan’s YouTube videos:

Giving Up The Nuts

A native of New York, Donovan attended the University of Colorado-Boulder before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She went on several auditions, including one for MADtv, and performed with a small improv group. Donovan continued to audition and started her own production company, Zappin Productions, where she wrote, produced and edited numerous short films.

Eventually, her creative partner introduced her to YouTube, where their online videos quickly became popular, with several featured on YouTubes main page. After Donovan’s videos achieved their popularity on YouTube, Donovan again was asked to audition for the late-night sketch show, and got the part.

via Mashable

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