YouTube Spotlight: Trying New Things with The Try Guys

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For this month’s YouTube spotlight, I want to showcase and highlight the dynamic quartet of Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene, better known as The Try Guys.

The Try Guys are an entertainment comedy group who provide various comedic, educational, and overall funny content to whoever watches. Twice a week, The Try Guys show viewers how they get out of their comfort zones in a variety of different ways in which they show viewers that it is okay to fail as long as you give it the good old try.

In 2014, Keith Habensberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang began their Try Guy journey when they were employees at Buzzfeed. While there, the guys created over 121 videos that have gained over 102,000,000 views to date.  Their first video entitled “Guys Try on Ladies Underwear” has over 22,000,000 views. They went on to create more content that included dog sledding and trying different forms of dance among many other things.

Check out their first video below:

In 2018, The Try Guys announced that they were leaving BuzzFeed to start their own production company and independent channel. While they weren’t sure how it would all go, they ultimately grew into something bigger than themselves. Their personal channel has over 7.3 million subscribers and over 1,000,000,000 views. Some of the most popular series on their channel include “Eat The Menu,” “Without A Recipe,” and ‘Try Guys Game Time” just to name a few.

With the success of their channel continuing to grow, the boys embarked on a nationwide tour called “Legends of the Internet.” They started with 20 cities and then later extended the tour to the Pacific Northwest, Australia, and Singapore. They ended up performing a total of 26 shows worldwide. After the tour, they released their first book The Hidden Power of F*cking Up which landed at number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list.  The book serves as an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches readers the path to success.  Each of them takes a portion of the book and dive into their own personal stories and challenges they were given during the duration of writing the book.

When they aren’t making videos, they are recording podcasts. Their podcast The Try Pod launched April of last year. The podcast, which releases new episodes every Thursday on YouTube, is a thrill to watch and/or listen to (depending on your preference). In each episode,  the guys dive into personal experiences that have occurred in their lives (personal and as YouTube creators)  as well ask taking a deep dive into trying new and various things.

The Try Guys are truly a phenomenal comedic group that brings smiles to everyone who watches their videos, meets them in person, and listens to their podcast. If you haven’t checked them out I would highly recommend you do. You can keep up to date with them by checking out their website, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

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By Carleen
Carleen joined her first fandom at the age of eleven and hasn't looked back since. When she is not teaching she spends her free time reading, writing, spending time with family and friends and playing kickball. Her main fandoms are Supernatural, Disney, and Marvel (just to name a few). You can find her on twitter @Carleen1991
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