Evan Silver is an Emmy-nominated, Cannes Lion winning comedy director and writer. He directs TV shows, comedy sketches, music videos and branded content.

Evan has directed comedy skits for Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Drunk History, MTV Movie Awards, FunnyorDie, IFC, College Humor, HBO, Vice, Paramount, Fox Studios and Disney. He co-created and directed an original ten-episode comedy series for TBS Digital about internet trolls–played by puppets.

He recently directed a music video for the band Gorillaz starring Jack Black. It was the #1 Trending Video worldwide on Youtube for over 48 hours and has received over 45 million views to date.

Evan started out writing and directing promos, shorts and music videos for MTV. While there he collaborated with and directed content for Aziz Ansari, Conan O'Brien, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey. It was at MTV that Evan received an EMMY nomination for a series of videos he wrote and directed called “Tu Pride." 

Evan's work has also received awards from Cannes, ACIP, Webby, Shoot Magazine, Think LA, Glaad and made both Mashable and The Guardian's "Best of The Year List" for his 2015 viral video dealing with racial injustice titled, "White Squad."

But enough about Evan! I'm sick of hearing about Evan. Evan, EVAN! EVVAANN!!! Let's google "funny baby fails" or re-read Kanye's tweets. Anything but this dude Evan.

EVAN'S IMDB PAGE  [WTF! Are you serious?! Enough already!]


AWARDS & HONORS

Emmy Nomination
Cannes Lion
Promax BDA, Golds + Silvers
AICP
Webby Award
#1 Trending Video on Youtube for 48 hours
Clio
One Show Pencil
One Show Interactive Pencil
ADDY "Best of Show" + Gold & Silvers
Mashable "Best Ads of the Year"
The Observer "Top Ten Ads of the Year"
Shorty Award
Communication Arts "Best of Year" Interactive Annual
Think LA Awards: Best Interactive Campaign of the Year
Creativity Awards
Gracie Award
Imagen Award
CTAM Mark Gold
ANA award
Glaad Award
Print Magazine Design Annual
Shoot Magazine New Director's Showcase


PRESS

AD AGE - CREATIVITY
EDITOR'S PICK:This Dark Short Imagines How the Selfie Stick was Invented.

ADWEEK
EMOJIBATOR: The eggplant's higher calling

AD AGE - CREATIVITY
EDITOR'S PICK: Pizza Hut & Puppies

SHOOT MAGAZINE
Evan Silver Directs "Puppies" For Pizza Hut & Viacom

ADWEEK
Sitcom-style ads from Viacom for Pizza Hut

MASHABLE
White Squad lands on Mashable's
Most Creative Commercials of the Year!

THE GUARDIAN
The Guardian's selects White Squad
as one of their Best Ads of the Year

ADWEEK
Ad of the Day:
MTV tackles race in an entertaining and pointed campaign

TIME MAGAZINE
A New Satirical Ad Goes Viral With a Controversial Jab at White Privilege

AD AGE
 Hot Spots: MTV's 'White Squad' Offers to Help People of Color Hail Cabs, Land Apartments

FAST COMPANY
With MTV'S "White Squad," people of color get east access
to the perks of white privilege."

AD AGE - CREATIVITY
EDITOR'S PICK OF THE DAY:
MTV's 'White Squad' Helps Get White-People Privileges for People of Color

THE INDEPENDENT, UK
Racial prejudice ruining your day? Call the White Squad

 

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