The Try Guys
The Try Guys is an American online comedy series currently available for streaming on YouTube. The series stars comedians, actors, and filmmakers Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang. The group created The Try Guys while working for BuzzFeed and subsequently separated themselves from the internet media company in 2018. The four of them write, produce, direct, shoot, and act in each episode.
|The Try Guys|
The current title card of The Try Guys, left to right; Keith, Ned, Zach, Eugene
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||173 (list of episodes)|
|Production company(s)||Buzzfeed Motion Pictures (2014–2018)|
2nd Try LLC. (2018–present)
|Original release||September 12, 2014 –|
|Related shows||Squad Wars|
The group was formed at BuzzFeed in 2014 by four then-employees: Ned Fulmer, Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld. The original video starring all four men was based around pure timing and, according to Kornfeld, "It really came down to who was willing to show their butts." At the start of the series, they attempted to involve other people in the project, to no avail. However, after positive feedback from viewers, the group decided to stick together and create videos.
They started in 2014 when they posted "Guys Try Ladies' Underwear for the First Time" under BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Since then, their viral videos have garnered over a billion views across social media platforms. Their show Squad Wars premiered on YouTube Red in early 2017. Their most-watched video, "The Try Guys Try Labor Pain Simulation," has garnered over 33 million views.
The Try Guys have been the subject of considerable publicity with appearances on Today and several magazines for various videos and interviews. The Try Guys were a 2017 Streamy Awards audience choice nominee for Show of the Year. In 2018, they hosted the 8th annual Streamy Awards (2018) and won the audience choice: Show of the Year award, for which they had been nominated in 2017.
On June 16, 2018, The Try Guys announced that they had left BuzzFeed and started their own independent production company, 2nd Try LLC. 2nd Try LLC gained all rights to The Try Guys brand.
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||7||September 12, 2014||January 25, 2015||BuzzFeed Video|
|2||12||February 11, 2015||May 10, 2015|
|3||12||May 17, 2015||August 4, 2015|
|4||12||August 12, 2015||October 29, 2015|
|5||11||November 1, 2015||March 6, 2016|
|6||12||March 16, 2016||September 12, 2016|
|7||11||September 24, 2016||March 19, 2017|
|8||11||March 26, 2017||June 17, 2017|
|9||23||July 22, 2017||February 10, 2018|
|10||16||June 17, 2018||September 22, 2018||2nd Try LLC|
|11||19||October 3, 2018||December 29, 2018|
|12||27||January 16, 2019||Present|
|Series||Start Date||End Date|
|Eat The Menu||Keith||2||7||July 4, 2018||Present|
|The Barkchshler||Keith||2||5||July 11, 2018||December 24, 2018|
|Candid Competition||Zach||1||3||July 25, 2018||present|
|Ned & Ariel||Ned||1||4||August 1, 2018||present|
|Try Guys Game Time||All||1||13||August 8, 2018||present|
|Try Wives Wine Time||Ariel, Becky & Maggie||1||6||December 19, 2018||present|
|Rank King||Eugene||1||4||August 18, 2018||present|
|The TryPod||All||1||11||May 4, 2019||present|
|Title||Dates||# of Cities|
|Legends of the Internet||June 21, 2019 – July 28, 2019||20|
Legends of the InternetEdit
|June 21, 2019||Los Angeles, CA||United States||The Wiltern|
|June 22, 2019||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre|
|June 24, 2019||Denver, CO||Paramount Theatre|
|June 25, 2019||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theatre|
|June 26, 2019||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre|
|June 27, 2019||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|June 28, 2019||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theatre|
|June 29, 2019||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore Detroit|
|June 30, 2019||Cleveland, OH||KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square|
|July 10, 2019||San Jose, CA||City National Civic|
|July 14, 2019||San Diego, CA||Balboa Theatre|
|July 18, 2019||Irving, TX||Toyota Music Factory|
|July 19, 2019||San Antonio, TX||Majestic Theatre|
|July 20, 2019||Austin, TX||Bass Concert Hall|
|July 21, 2019||Houston, TX||Revention Music Center|
|July 23, 2019||Atlanta, GA||Tabernacle|
|July 25, 2019||Washington, D.C.||Warner Theatre|
|July 26, 2019||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
|July 27, 2019||Boston, MA||Shubert Theatre|
|July 28, 2019||Philadelphia, PA||The Met|
|September 28, 2019||Singapore||Singapore||The Star Theatre|
The Try Guys
June 18, 1987
Carthage, Tennessee, U.S.
June 11, 1987
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
July 26, 1990
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.
Eugene Lee Yang
January 18, 1986
Pflugerville, Texas, U.S.
|Network||2nd Try LLC|
Keith Douglas Habersberger (born 18 June 1987 in Carthage, Tennessee; // HABB-urs-bur-gur) was born in Shalu Tennessee and raised in Illinois, one of three children born to Donald and Patricia Habersberger. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Habersberger is married to Becky Habersberger (née Miller), a makeup artist. Habersberger is reportedly 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), making him the tallest of the Try Guys. In 2019, Keith competed as part of the comedy trio "Lewberger" on the American reality television competition series Bring the Funny. He uses the handle @keithhabs on social media.
Edward Gallo "Ned" Fulmer (born 11 June 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a graduate of Yale University, having majored in chemistry. He is married to Ariel Fulmer (née Vandevoorde), an interior designer, and the two have one child together, a son named Wesley James "Wes" Fulmer (b. 2018). Fulmer previously held a fear of dogs, stemming from a Dobermann attack as a young child, but was able to overcome his phobia with the adoption of his dog, a chocolate labradoodle named Bean. He has said that he's of Italian ancestry. He uses the handle @nedfulmer on social media.
Zachary Andrew "Zach" Kornfeld (born 26 July 1990 in Scarsdale, New York) was born in New York to Jewish parents, Adam and Margo Kornfeld. He became involved in filmmaking and editing after receiving LEGO Movie Maker as a child. He is Jewish but does not keep kosher and did not have a bar mitzvah, though he did choose the Hebrew name Rakdan (Hebrew: רַקְדָן), meaning dancer. He has one tattoo, a smiley face on his buttock. Kornfeld was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in his late 20s. He graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. As a child, he appeared on Saturday Night Live in an episode hosted by Elijah Wood that aired on December 13, 2003. In December 2018, he announced he'd been in a relationship with Maggie Bustamante for three years. In 2019, he decided to undergo hair restoration, a combination of surgery and microblading, to combat male pattern alopecia. He uses the handle @korndiddy on social media.
Eugene Lee Yang (Hangul: 양유진; b. 18 January 1986 in Pflugerville, Texas) was born in Texas with two sisters all originating from Korea. Yang graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Cinema Production. He regularly participates in LGBT pride events and has worked with The Trevor Project. Eugene came out as gay on a June 15, 2019, in a YouTube video titled "I'm Gay" He uses the handle @eugeneleeyang on social media.
On the fifth episode of The Try Guys Podcast, titled Keith's Internet Beef it was mentioned that "Season 52, Episode 3 of The Bachelor" was inspired by their Motherhood series. The guys were actually referencing Season 15, Episode 3 of The Bachelorette.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||6th Streamy Awards||The Try Guys||Nonfiction Channel, Show, or Series||Won|
|Show of the Year||Nominated|
|2017||7th Streamy Awards||The Try Guys||Performance: Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Show of the Year||Nominated|
|Webby Awards||Comedy: Long Form or Series||Honoree|
|Try Guys // Sponsored by Sony's The Shallows||Unscripted (Branded)||Honoree|
|2018||Webby Awards||The Try Guys Shave Their Dads • Fatherhood: Part 4||Unscripted (Branded) – People's Voice||Won|
|8th Streamy Awards||The Try Guys||Show of the Year||Won|
|2019||11th Shorty Awards||The Try Guys||Best YouTube Ensemble||Won|
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