Emmanuel Hudson, also known as “Kosher,” is an American comedian, actor, and social-media influencer. As a child, he had a flair for acting and loved entertaining people around him with his funny jokes and raps. Emmanuel rose to prominence after one of his comedy videos posted on his 'YouTube' channel became viral. He runs the channel with his brother Phillip. Together, they have created several comedy sketches and have appeared in a couple of music videos that have earned millions of 'YouTube' views. Emmanuel is currently signed with 'Archive Entertainment,' an Atlanta-based talent agency. He made a transition to TV with 'MTV's 'Wild 'n Out' and has been part of the show for several seasons. Additionally, Emmanuel has made appearances in a few TV and web series.
Rise to Fame
Emmanuel began his career in the social-media arena while living in Atlanta, Georgia. He created his 'YouTube' channel, 'Emmanuel N Phillip Hudson,' in May 2009. The collaborative channel consists of several comedy videos featuring Emmanuel and his brother, Phillip. He had 1.2 million followers on ‘Vine’ before the app was taken down.
Emmanuel's prominence as a 'YouTube' comedian peaked 3 years after he joined the platform. It all started with a 'YouTube' video called 'Asking All Them Questions.' Released in 2012, the video featured Emmanuel making funny faces while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Amidst the act, Emmanuel was seen relating the plight of a man faced with his nagging and overly suspicious girlfriend. Emmanuel instilled comedy by portraying the man as someone who was aggravated for being constantly asked about his whereabouts and doubted of interacting with other women. The video became viral over the internet, and Emmanuel shot to fame.
Emmanuel and Phillip collaborated on a music video titled 'Ratchet Girl Anthem.' The comedic music video showed the hypocrisy of women who criticize other females and their behavior without realizing the impact of their own actions. The 'Ratchet Girl Anthem' was published through two videos on Emmanuel's channel, namely, 'Ratchet Girl Anthem (SHE RACHEEET!),' which has earned 45 million views to date (the highest on the channel), and 'Ratchet Girl Anthem (Official Video) HD,' which has earned 13 million views. The massive popularity of the song brought Emmanuel and Phillip a contract with 'Archive Entertainment' and an opportunity to release an album.
Another song on which Emmanuel and Phillip had teamed up was 'Cheat Song! - (Whisper Song Parody),' which has been viewed by over 28 million 'YouTube' users. Currently, the channel ‘Emmanuel N Phillip Hudson’ has close to two million subscribers and more than 250 million views. Emmanuel posts comedic content and other random pictures on his 'Instagram' page, and the platform has added around 2.4 million followers to his total social-media fan base. He has over 396 thousand followers on 'Twitter.'
Emmanuel made his TV debut in 2009, with the fifth season of 'MTV's 'Wild 'n Out,' an American sketch comedy and “improv” series, created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon. Emmanuel continued to be on the show till its seventh season. The show featured him in the main role in a series of games called 'Got Damned,' which required the participants to “roast” the opponent. Emmanuel was the referee for the sequence named 'Wildstyle Remix.' In 2013, he made an appearance in an episode of the musical drama series 'Nashville.' The following year, he had a cameo in the film 'Ride Along.' Emmanuel also appeared in the web series 'Dead House,' 'Blind Basketball,' and '#DigitalLivesMatter.' In 2018, he appeared in the 'Netflix' movie 'Step Sisters.' Emmanuel and Phillip have done several international tours as a comedy duo.
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Family & Personal Life
Emmanuel was born on December 13, 1990, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Brenda and Roger Hudson. He is the second-youngest of the eight children of his parents. In 1998, he, along with his family, moved to Jonesboro, Georgia, where he attended 'Fayette County High School.