One YouTube video has taken the Los Angeles area and its residents by storm, spreading over Facebook and Twitter like free hotcakes. “Sh*t Armenian Girls Say” has been viewed over 180,000 times in just one week, pressing the comedy genius, Andy K, to produce the recently released part two version just days after part one exploded over the internet.
Andy Kenareki, Glendale resident and aspiring actor, had no idea the video would be taken so well. “I wasn’t expecting it to blow up in any way possible, but it was really exciting and flattering,” says Kenareki. “It was seriously a last minute idea that I did for fun. I was driving to a friend’s house and all these ideas kept springing up in my head, so I just kept repeating them so I wouldn’t forget. As soon as I got to my friend’s house I said ‘give me a pen and paper!’ ” Andy then filmed the following day and uploaded the video over the weekend.
Once the video went live, Andy began receiving friend requests almost immediately, and chose to create a official Andy K Comedy Facebook and Twitter page for fans to get updates on new videos and discuss their thoughts. “Only 4-5% of the comments I’ve received have been negative, but you get negative feedback no matter what you do,” says Kenareki. “I think people laugh at things they can relate to and identify with. It’s about finding the truth and honesty in life and making it relatable in a humorous way,” Kenareki adds, and that is exactly how his fans are taking the video.
Armenian or non-Armenian, male or female, “Sh*t Armenian Girls Say,” is loved by all. With lines like “Oh my God look at that girl’s nose job, it’s so bad,” “Does Hookah have calories?” and “My boyfriend is taking me to Conrads, I think he’s going to propose,” everyone can’t help but find the video a hit. Burbank resident, Tiffany Ann Brain, loved the comical element of Andy’s gender reversal. “It focused on the ridiculousness’ of the parody and detracted from anyone who may think it is stereotypical or offensive,” Brain comments.
The video was first released to Andy’s personal Facebook friends, who then quickly shared the video among their own friends. Soon “Sh*t Armenian Girls Say,” was spreading over social media websites like wildfire. North Hills resident, Mariam Budagyan, found the video from a Burbank Facebook friend. “I could not stop laughing the entire 3:02 minutes of the video,” says Budagyan. “With only seeing one video I’d already pay to see him live.”
The part two video, which released January 25th, is filled with even more original and hilarious comedy. This time, Andy brings in two new characters: the annoying big brother and the angry neighbor, played by retired Hoover High School principal, Kevin Welsh. Hoover graduates are applauding Welsh for his hilarious debut and commending Kenareki for another laugh-packed YouTube hit.
Although the Armenian girls parody was such a success, his future videos will be focused on other sketches and characters. He is now diligently working on his YouTube channel and plans on launching his own website in the future. This is only the beginning of Andy K Comedy.