SINGAPORE – Funnymen and YouTube sensation The Try Guys light up any room they walk into with their constant banter. This is the same for our interview with them where the quartet brought with them the same positive energy and charisma they display in their videos.
Bubbling with goofiness and good-naturedness, they looked like they were filming one of their videos right in the room.
Finally, we got to see The Try Guys right before our eyes, after watching them on YouTube for the last year or so.
When we introduced ourselves as being from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, Eugene proceeded to yodel “YAAA-HOOO-WOOO” in a sing-song voice.
He pointed out that our videographer was sporting a denim outfit.
“Is that a thing here? Like a cool denim jacket and jeans combo.” Eugene said.
“We call that a Canadian tuxedo,” he jested.
Conspicuously missing, though, was fourth member Zach.
"We've kicked him out. Yes, we've finally said goodbye," Keith deadpanned, before clarifying that he had gone on a private retreat with his girlfriend after their show in Sydney and was unable to catch the same flight the trio was on. But they affirmed that he would be present at the Singapore show.
Consisting of Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, The Try Guys were established in 2014 and launched a YouTube channel in 2018. In just over a year, they have already gone on a national tour, started a podcast and published a book.
Now, they proudly have 6.3 million subscribers on their YouTube channel and over two billion views on their videos.
They were slated to perform at The Star Theatre the next day (28 Sept), with Singapore being their only stop for the Southeast Asian leg of their first tour “Legends of The Internet”.
Putting on a full-fledged performance with elaborate costumes, they brought their winning formula of “trying everything and anything” to life on stage like you have never seen them before - unedited and unfiltered.
We asked them about their most challenging try, their most uncomfortable try and what they would like to try next.
Ned said that “recreating his wife’s 14-hour labour pains” and “simulating what giving birth is like” was very uncomfortable. He added, “I feel like we only scratched the surface but that was quite painful”.
We requested them to sleepover in a real haunted house for their next try. The closest try they have done was sleeping in a haunted bedroom but we would like to see a full experience, please?
Keith replied, “Sleeping over in a haunted house is one of the only things my wife has said she doesn’t want me to do,” inviting incredulous looks from Ned and Eugene. (Watch our video interview above for the reason why his wife forbids him from doing so.)
“Ned is going to be so scared,” Eugene said of this video idea. “It’s a great idea. We’re going to credit it to Singapore.”
Yes, please do!
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