In 2006, a precocious 15-year-old created an account on a strange new website that had been around a year. His sense of humor befitting his age, he chose the username “GassyMexican.” The site was YouTube. The rest is history.
With a silky voice, growing beard and the snarky, shrugging sense of humor that can (even as a grown-ass adult) make “GassyMexican” work, Max Gonzalez embodies online performance like few can. Joining one of the first YouTube supergroups, the Creatures, Max helped to define the entire medium of online content creation. Today, he is one of the most respected, seasoned content creators, with a following of almost three million fans across platforms.
Max lives in Chicago with his girlfriend Amanda.