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Josh MacDougall '16
Fourth-year drama student Josh MacDougall has taken his love of vintage video games to create a YouTube sensation.

MacDougall began producing videos for his YouTube channel Really Freakin’ Clever in 2013 as a first-year student in Hunton House.

Really Freakin’ Clever boasts more than 95,000 subscribers and has garnered over 6.5 million views since its establishment almost three years ago.

The channel has done so well that YouTube provides an honorarium to MacDougall for his contributions. He was also been invited to speak at two international gaming conferences — SGC in Dallas and the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston in March 2015.

His YouTube experience also pairs well with his studies. MacDougall is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in drama with a minor in Music. He has been involved in several productions in the drama program in the Motyer-Fancy Theatre and sang in the popular Beatles collegium this past spring.

A self-described “theatre/musical theatre nerd” MacDougall hopes to combine his entertainers’ experience from YouTube with his drama degree and pursue a career in acting.

“I love being involved in all of the shows at Mount Allison — singing and acting is my passion. I hope to find my way into the world of acting: Broadway or Hollywood, here I come!” he says.

Visit Really Freakin’ Clever on YouTube.