[[caption-width-right:200:Doing what he does best]]

Shane Dawson is an incredibly popular [[Website/YouTube YouTuber]]. Strange, witty and GenreSavvy, his ability to mock himself and others and comedic skills have led to his massive following. He plays both fictionalised versions of himself and an assortment of strange, mentally ill characters, many of whom are inspired by people he knows. His work CrossesTheLineTwice.

His first channel is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV here,]] second channel [[http://www.youtube.com/shanedawsontv2 here,]] and iPhone channel [[http://www.youtube.com/shane here.]]

He's also starring in the horror movie ''Film/{{Smiley}}'' with several other Website/YouTube stars, and is also one of the regulars of the Fine Brothers' ''[[WebVideo/{{React}} YouTubers React]]''. Dawson directed and starred in his own movie, ''Not Cool''.

!!Tropes Relating to Shane Himself:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Oh, so much. He frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this.]] There is a very good reason for the ambiguity though:
** BiTheWay: Shane came out publicly as bisexual in July of 2015.
* AndADietCoke: Shane can be seen drinking diet soda in nearly all of his tasting videos, no matter how many calories are already in the food he's eating.
* AscendedFanboy: He was a fan of Baby Ariel on Musical.ly for a long time before he was able to collab with her.
* {{Bishonen}}: Has been mistaken for a woman numerous times.
* BeautifulAllAlong: He used to be enormously fat, then lost all the weight. He suffers from body dysmorphia as a result, however, and does not see himself as attractive.
* BlackBestFriend: Shanna definitely qualifies.
* CampStraight: [[TransparentCloset He would have us believe so]], but he's actually bisexual.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Uses misleading thumbnails for his videos to generate views, and he makes no pretenses of it, doing three faux-dramatic videos about it, leading into thumbnail-filming compilations.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Shane has done a few videos on darker subjects, such as one about deaths on live TV, where he notably speaks in a much calmer tone than usual.
* DisappearedDad: Unfortunately. He occasionally ties this in to a moral.
* EroticEating: Shane moans a lot while tasting food, though it sometimes occurs even when he's just anticipating it.
* FormerlyFat: Lost a ''lot'' of weight.
* GoodParents: His mother, despite being very traditional and Christian on the surface, is a genuinely loving and accepting mom, and is surprisingly cool about many of the things she does with Shane, including a sex toy exploration video and Musical.ly filming.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: PlayedForLaughs
-->'''If by song, you mean hearing 'Fat piece of shit! fat piece of shit!' then yeah, that was.. that was the most popular tune! *weak laugh*'''
* TheJailBaitWait: Shane is uncomfortable with most kids on Musical.ly dancing suggestively or lip-syncing extremely sexual lyrics...though he sometimes says their time will come.
--> '''Shane:''' ''(referring to Loren Beech)'' Wait till you're 18, girl. ''(whispers)'' It's coming up.
* LargeHam: The guy can chew the scenery if he wants to.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Shane puts on an over the top and abrasive persona when working. When he's not doing a sketch, he comes across as rather nice- just see him meeting some of the Kids from ''WebVideo/{{React}}''.
* RunningGag:
** Incessant self-deprecation relating to being trash and his food issues.
** His clip-in bangs in the beauty videos.
** Stupid puns (often involving the phrase "lit"), followed by "I'll go home." Capped off when he muses on the gag, pointing out that he's already home.
* SelfDeprecation: Most of his humor involves lampooning himself.
* TroubledButCute
* VerbalTic: Things he really likes are "everything", and he constantly genders inanimate objects as "she".
* WeightWoe: Shane makes a lot of comments about how he used to be fat and his previous struggle with eating disorders - often while at the same time trying something extremely high-calorie.
* WhatBeautifulEyes
* WholesomeCrossDresser
* {{Yandere}}: While doing his parody of Music/TaylorSwift's "Blank Space". He becomes obsessed with Taylor Swift and decides he has to be with her. He bashes in his girlfriend's face in with a set of weights, then stabs Taylor's bodyguard and [[spoiler:then kills Taylor herself.]]

!!Tropes Relating To Shane's Characters:

* AxCrazy: Everyone. But especially Shanaynay.
* AmbiguouslyBi: S-Deezy and Paris
* AbusiveParents: Shane's Mom takes it up to eleven
* BiggerIsBetter: All the male characters, in particular S-Deezy and Ned, believe this.
* {{Blackface}}: Some supposedly black characters are actually him using this, which has made him somewhat divisive.
* ButtMonkey: While not actually played by Shane, the maid Guadalupe is often horribly injured or killed in her scenes.
* ComedicSociopathy: Played straight with almost everyone. Aunt Hilda keeps the corpse of her dead husband at the dinner table, Shane's Mom abuses him mentally and S-Deezy and Shanaynay are violent murderers.
* GreedyJew: Aunt Hilda
--> "This shirt cost three whole dollars! Yeah. Three."
* HollywoodNerd: Ah, Ned. Classic Type 1, although he does occasionally get the girl ... [[WholesomeCrossdresser kinda]]
* NerdGlasses: Ned
* StepfordSmiler: Ned the nerd. Just.. Ned the nerd.
* TalkingToHimself / ActingForTwo: EVERY ONE of Shane's characters
* TheMakeover: Shanaynay, Aunt Hilda and occasionally Shane himself will insist on giving you one. [[http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs3/2225365_o.gif Don't let them]]

!!Tropes Relating To His Show:

* AnAesop: Often ends his videos with one
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His videos are practically ''made'' because of this trope.
* SlutShaming: In his parody of Miley Cyrus' "We can't stop".
---> ''No, I wonít stop reminding you that Iíll all grown up by acting like a total slut''
* TakeThat: MANY.
** He seems to hate Music/MileyCyrus with a burning passion, as there will always be some joke about her [[TheStoner getting stoned]] or just being generally disgusting in any scene that features her.
** There was another scene where [[Creator/ParisHilton Paris]] used an iPad as a tampon
--> "My vagina got a high score in Temple Run!"
** From the episode where Shanaynay drugs & kidnaps Katy Perry for Ned's birthday:
--> '''Shanaynay:''' I tried to get you Music/KellyClarkson, but I couldn't afford a U-Haul.