Caroline Hirsch is the founder and owner of the New York comedy club Carolines on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. She is recognized for her ability to spot rising comedic talent including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reubens.
Comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences plays a vital role
in recognizing the top content creators, influencers and organizations on social media. The Academy is responsible for shaping the criteria
and rules of the Shorty Awards and for selecting winners and honorees.