Joseph Garret, popularly known as Stampylonghead, Stampylongnose, or just Stampy, is a YouTube gaming influencer from England. He is widely known for his video game commentaries on Minecraft and other games and for playing Stampy Cat’s character.
Aside from being famous for his content, Joseph Garret is loved by many due to his child-friendly demeanor and for incorporating education and storytelling into his Let’s Play content format, making him one of the most-watched channels in the world in 2014.
In 2015, the influencer launched his educational entertainment series Wonder Quest in collaboration with Disney and Maker Studios. Wonder Quest is filmed and designed in Minecraft, featuring educational content targeted towards children and schools. The show aired two seasons, running from 2015 to 2016. On top of that, Joseph also had guest appearances on multiple TV programs with Disney XD and CBBC.
Joseph Garret’s passion for entertainment, education, and children is evident in his content and prominent campaigns. And if it isn’t enough, he authored two books for children — Stampy’s Lovely Book and Stampy Cat: Stick with Stampy!
In 2006, Joseph launched his first YouTube channel, Stampylongnose, consisting of live-action comedy skits and animations. Then, he shifted to gaming, following the popularity surge of Let’s Play YouTube content. He initially played and created content for shooting video games like Homefront and Halo.
Then, on July 30, 2011, Joseph created his current main channel, Stampylonghead. Following the creation of his channel, he was introduced to Minecraft and began his channel’s longest-running series, Stampy’s Lovely World. The series has over 800 videos.
Currently, Stampylonghead enjoys the support of his 10.7M subscribers on YouTube, 2.2M followers on TikTok, 848K on Instagram, 754K on Twitter, and 642K on Facebook.
- 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards: UK Favourite Tipster, nomination
- 2015 Annual Streamy Awards: Gaming, nomination
- 2014 The Game Awards: Trending Gamer, nomination
One of the best campaigns Joseph ever did was one he did with Disney and Maker Studios—Wonder Quest. Many praised this edutainment series for demonstrating Minecraft’s educational potential and recognizing Joseph’s influence over his child viewers.
4J Studios Collaboration
The game developer 4J Studios invited Joseph, alongside Andrew Toycat, to discuss its Manic Mechanics game. Manic Mechanics is currently available on Nintendo Switch.