In this clip the Two Blokes review the top YouTuber PewDiePie, however there’s one problem, neither Kevin or Elliott have seen the popular YouTuber in action.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A REAL YOUTUBER REVIEW AND IS A CHARACTER BASED SKETCH THAT WE’RE WORKING ON DEVELOPING.
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In case you’ve been living under a rock and you don’t know who PewDiePie is then check out the Wikipedia entry below.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (/ˈʃɛlbɜːrɡ/ SHEL-burg; Swedish: [feːlɪks arvɪd ɵlf ²ɕɛlbærj] (About this soundlisten);[c] born 24 October 1989), better known online as PewDiePie (/ˈpjuːdipaɪ/ PEW-dee-py), is a Swedish YouTuber, comedian and gamer–commentator, best known for his YouTube video content, which mainly consists of Let’s Play commentaries, vlogs, and comedic formatted shows.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Kjellberg originally pursued a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. In 2010, during his time at the university, he registered a YouTube account under the name PewDiePie. The following year, he dropped out of Chalmers after losing interest in his degree field, much to the dismay of his parents. After failing to earn an apprenticeship with an advertising agency in Scandinavia, he then decided to focus on creating content for his YouTube channel. In order to fund his videos, Kjellberg began selling prints of his Photoshop art projects and worked at a hot dog stand. Kjellberg soon gathered a rapidly increasing online following, and in July 2012, his channel surpassed one million subscribers.
On 15 August 2013, Kjellberg became the most-subscribed user on YouTube, being briefly surpassed in late 2013 by YouTube Spotlight and several times in early 2019 by record label T-Series. From 29 December 2014 to 14 February 2017, Kjellberg’s channel was the most-viewed YouTube channel. As of April 2019, the channel has received over 93 million subscribers and 21 billion video views, ranking as the most subscribed and tenth-most viewed on the platform.
Kjellberg’s most noted YouTube content includes his Let’s Play-styled video game commentaries, particularly of the horror genre. Many of his early videos consisted of him expressively reacting to the frightening elements of horror games, although he shortly broke his focus away from horror and played games of varying genres. While maintaining a focus on video game commentaries, Kjellberg began incorporating comedic vlogs into his content output with an increasing frequency. In the mid-to-late 2010s, Kjellberg began producing formatted vlogs that had a concentration on Internet culture and interactivity with his audience. His content has been praised as genuine and unfiltered, but also received as abrasive, and in some cases, met with controversy. As a result of an early 2017 controversy regarding allegations of anti-Semitism in several of Kjellberg’s videos, Maker Studios — the multi-channel network (MCN) he was signed to — ended their partnership with him. While he criticized the coverage of the situation and defended his content as jokes that were taken out of context, he conceded its offensiveness.
The prevailing nickname used by media outlets for Kjellberg’s fanbase is the “Bro Army”,[d] although Kjellberg has also referred to his fanbase as “Squad Fam” and “nine-year-olds”. Kjellberg has raised money for charities, encouraging his audience to donate to charity drives. Due to his popularity, Kjellberg’s coverage of indie games has created an Oprah effect, boosting sales for titles he plays. In 2016, Time named him one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People”. Kjellberg lives in Brighton with his fiancée, Italian Internet personality and fashion designer Marzia Bisognin.
During the early portion of his YouTube career, Kjellberg refused to hire any editor or outside assistance to help with his video output; stating, “I want YouTube to be YouTube.” In October 2014, Swedish magazine Icon detailed that “he has no manager, no assistant, or friend to help out with work-related contacts.” That month however, while speaking to Rhett and Link on their Ear Biscuits podcast, Kjellberg expressed that he would seek an editor in 2015. In 2016, Kjellberg thanked two other content creators for “helping [him] out with videos”. In February 2017, Kjellberg stated in his My Response video, “I’m just a guy. It’s literally just me. There’s not a producer out there […] there’s no writer, there’s no camera guy.” The following month, Kjellberg expressed he was looking for a U.K.-based production assistant. In July, Kjellberg commented that a couple months prior, he “had an office [… and] a couple employees” to assist with his content creation, due to him thinking he needed to “be more ‘professional'”.