The Try Guys

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Name: The Try Guys
Creator: Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, Ned Fulmer
Date(s): 2014-present
Country of Origin: USA
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The Try Guys is a webseries and online entertainment group. Starting as a webseries at BuzzFeed in 2014, the four founding members left the company to create their own company and YouTube channel, buying the rights to retain the Try Guys brand name. The three remaining founders (Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld) are currently producing and starring in several series alongside a large cast of employees and collaborators.


The Try Guys began in 2014 as a BuzzFeed webseries starring Yang, Habersberger, Kornfeld, and Ned Fulmer. The four would "try" various activities, especially ones that are considered outlandish, or simply not commonly done by men.

In 2018, the Try Guys left BuzzFeed to create their own company, 2nd Try LLC, and bought the rights to their Try Guys branding (something that other ex-BuzzFeed entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Watcher Entertainment, did not manage to do).

In September 2022, Ned Fulmer left the company following allegations of him having an extramarital affair with a subordinate employee. The incident was widely reported on and even sparked a meme that became popular in many fandom spaces.


The Try Guys is generally considered to have the widest general audience of any ex-BuzzFeed series or creator(s). While the number of transformative works created by these fans pales in comparison to the BuzzFeed fandom juggernaut BuzzFeed Unsolved, a considerable amount still exists.

The Try Guys is a rare example of an RPF fandom in which the content creators have not just read, but made content based on RPF of themselves; in 2018, they released the video "The Try Guys Recreate Fanfiction", in which they do as the title suggests for three works of fanfiction about themselves.