Anthony Padilla


Anthony Padilla is a comedian, content creator, host, and founder of Pressalike Productions. Best known for his satirical comedy and in-depth interviews, Padilla is considered one of the internet’s earliest success stories. His current self-produced series “I Spent A Day With…” features interviews with members of marginalized groups and prominent public figures alike and has generated hundreds of millions of views. Padilla also co-founded the media company SMOSH in 2002. During his decade-long tenure as founder and star, the comedy empire garnered 25M+ subscribers on YouTube, released two feature films in partnership with Lionsgate & YouTube Red, and created over ten short-form scripted shows.

Community Track

Live Podcast: I Spent a Day With…

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Discover Stage Presented by Wondershare

Saturday, June 24

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tag: ASL Interpreters Present

Featuring: Anthony Padilla

Anthony Padilla took his popular YouTube series “I Spent a Day With...” and brought it to the podcast world, sitting down with a range of guests to discover the truth about often misunderstood and misrepresented groups of people and the human condition. Now, he’s bringing the popular series to VidCon! Tune in for this exciting live episode!


Creator Track

How to Maximize Your Earning Potential on YouTube

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Room 204

Friday, June 23

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Featuring: Thomas Kim (TK), Andrew Leonard, Emily D. Baker and more

The YouTube Partner Program is evolving with lower eligibility requirements for fan funding and shopping monetization tools, and more ways to qualify and earn through Shorts. This creator panel will provide best practices for becoming a YouTube Partner and dive deep into creator stories of building careers on the platform.