Ryan Higa is and American YouTube celebrity, actor, comedian, and producer of Japanese descent. He is most well known for is comedy videos.
Higa and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi started posting videos of them lip-syncing to song in 2006. In December 2008 How to Be Gangster and How To Be Emo were removed due to copyright violations. They were posted again in August 2009 only to be removed shortly after. In January 2009 the channel was suspended to remove copyrighted videos. In 2010, How To Be Gangster, How To Be Ninja, and How To Be Emo were posted on the Nigahiga YouTube channel again.
Created in 2011 Higa posts video blogs and behind the scenes videos. It currently has over 2.7 million subscribers.
Co-created by Higa, it hosts the Internet Icon Competition.