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Yes, of course there is much more to it than that, but today’s guest Grace Helbig has a freakin’ awesome job. She hosts Daily Grace and is the in-house video blogger for My Damn Channel. I was lucky enough to hunt down Grace to give us all the inside scoop about who she is, what she is paid to do and all the work that goes into it, PLUS a few improv and “getting better on camera” tricks. Enjoy!

About Today’s Guest, Grace Helbig:

In Grace’s own words:

Grace HelbigI’m Grace. I was born and raised in beautiful southern New Jersey. I have a mom, a dad, a step mom, a step dad, two brothers, two step brothers and I work in a button factory.

I don’t. That’s from a childhood song rhyme thing.

I went to Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Never heard of it? Yeah, that’s about right. Oh, man this is getting so cynical. This isn’t how I wanted this to go at all. Eeesh.

I graduated in ’07 with a BA in Contemporary Arts. Go arts! After college I was house-sitting for a bit and started vlogging as a way to document the experience. Vlogging is Video Blogging for you olds. Shortly after, Michelle and I moved to Brooklyn and I started working in the project management department of a television network. It was nice. Then I quit. To wait tables.

Oh, and to pursue comedy. Go arts!

All the while, Michelle and I kept vlogging our experiences in Brooklyn: moving, moving again, getting a dog, that dog dying, getting a new dog…

We were just like Sex in the City.

Then I got a call from MyDamnChannel. They were looking for an in-house vlogger and I was looking to stop dropping baby back ribs all over the floor of Houston’s. We tested the relationship for a couple of weeks and voila! We were in love! Mushy, dot com love! I’ve been vlogging for them as Daily Grace for almost three years and it’s been pure magic. You are my Doctor Dolittle, MyDamnChannel.

No, wait, wrong reference.

I am your Eliza Doolittle and you are my Professor Henry Higgins.

There we go.

In addition to vlogging I’ve been improvising on a house team at the Peoples Improv Theater called Borealis. We perform every Wednesday night as part of SUPER FREE WEDNESDAYS at 9pm! If you’re ever in the city you should come! It’s free, you gungan!

I’m also an actress and writer, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Watch Daily Grace on YouTube
Follow Grace on Twitter
Check Out Her Personal Blog

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  1. So glad you interviewed Grace. I watch her every morning! DailyGrace is by far the best way to start the day. She’s hilarious and real and that’s what I love about her.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Thanks, Kristin. She rocks big time to say the least 🙂 Everything she says is funny. Not an easy thing to do.

  2.  I really enjoyed this interview! Thanks so much David. I am definitely going to connect with Grace bc I’m into the arts and I used to Houstons too. Can’t wait to check out her vlogging style!

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Awesome, Meredith. She is HILARIOUS and savvy. Lots to learn from her 🙂

  3. Jason says:

    Loved this one, David. Excellent interview.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Thanks, Jason!

  4. Nahyan says:

    Great interview, very insightful. Especially on the “journey” to getting there and the tips for doing better videos.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Thanks for the specific feedback, N. I’ll make sure to ask questions similarly in the future.

  5. Another things that helps her is that she is naturally charming…. and oh by the way she is gorgeous. That helps too.

  6. Kate Luella says:

    Hi David – this is still a great and relevant interview as it was 2yrs ago! I only found Grace recently and love her shows – she’s still “got it”, I’m so glad you interviewed her back then… 🙂

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