Humza Arshad

comedian, YouTube star, anti-extremism Activist

Humza Arshad is one of the UK’s most loved and influential British / Asian personalities.

Humza’s work and influence with young people led to him being announced as one of the first YouTube Creators for Change – an initiative that supports creators fronting social change videos and using their channel to generate positive social impact.

With today’s current political climate, these issues have never been more relevant and Humza is top of the list as a media spokesperson for British / Asian related topics and a regular interviewee on global platforms including Sky News, ITV, Channel 5 and NBC News.

Born and raised in Streatham, London, Humza started uploading YouTube content from his bedroom eight years ago. The channel quickly gained attention for the YouTube series ‘Diary of a Bad Man’. The series offers a set of satirical video diaries providing insight into the life of a hapless young British Muslim. Today, Humza boasts over 80+ million YouTube views on one of the most subscribed comedy channels in the UK.  In 2016 he starred in YouTube’s #MadeForYou campaign.

This year Humza becomes the first British YouTuber to  have his own scripted TV show with the launch of his comedy series ‘Coconut’, which will air on BBC Three on the 5th July 2017.