SINGAPORE – Funnymen The Try Guys are bringing their first tour ‘Legends of The Internet’ to Singapore - their only stop in Southeast Asia – and will be performing at The Star Theatre on 28 Sep.
The Try Guys were established in 2014 and launched a YouTube channel in 2018. In just a few months more than a year, they have already gone on a national tour, started a podcast and published a book.
They now have over 6.2 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. The quartet which comprises of Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, created The Try Guys while working for Buzzfeed. They are known for their willingness to try anything and everything, from simulating childbirth with electrodes to swimming with sharks, all in the name of better understanding the people and world around them.
For Legends of The Internet, they will bring “trying everything and anything” to life on stage like you have never seen them before - unedited and unfiltered.
They have attempted as many challenges as you can imagine including eating 20,000 calories at Taco Bell, competing in a pro gaming tournament, testing drunk driving or even baking a pie without a recipe. Their most popular video on their independent YouTube channel, The Try Guys Get Their Bones Cracked recorded almost a whopping 15 million views. The guys got Dr. Mary Trumpi to crack and pop their joints to relieve pain and stress. It's an ASMR-esque romp filled with the satisfying sounds of bones!
But really, the most viewed video that Buzzfeed has uploaded to their main channel since 2012 was The Try Guys Try Drag For The First Time at 35 million views. The team made when they were working at Buzzfeed’s video department. In the 8-minute clip, the 4 men put on drag makeup, wore corsets, shaved their chest hair, learnt how to strut in heels and more for a spectacular one-night performance.
When the guys joined BuzzFeed’s fledgling video department around January 2014, they were part of what they estimate were the first 20 video producers at the company. That September, Kornfeld and Habersberger were tasked with creating content for Facebook’s new video product. After discovering that women were the greatest sharers on the platform so they thought that they would make a video about an argument women have and see what happens when men test it. They landed on a concept — "Guys Try On Ladies’ Underwear" — and began trawling the office floor for co-workers willing to strip down.
At that time, the expected output frequency of two videos per week necessitated the internal casting of BuzzFeed employees. However, it took a lot of convincing to get male co-workers to bare it all, for a growing online audience. Only Habersberger, Fulmer, Kornfeld, and Yang were willing to do it.
Just 3 months ago, Yang came out to the world through a very moving, hauntingly beautiful music video entitled I’m Gay that he wrote, choreographed and directed himself. While he’s been out as queer for some time, Yang wanted to make it clear that he identifies as gay. Through contemporary dance, Yang takes viewers through the different stages of self-discovery with his sexuality.
“I created this music video as my personal way of coming out as a proud gay man who has many unheard, specific stories to tell,” Yang wrote on Twitter. “I withheld because of fear and shame shaped by my background but I promise to give my full truth in the rest of my life’s work.”
The Try Guys will be performing their Legend of the Internet Tour 2019 in Singapore at The Star Theatre on 28 Sep, 8PM. Get your tickets here.