Earlier this year, through an interview in the New York Times, The Try Guys are leaving Buzzfeed. The web series was an original concept of the quartet and starting on Father’s Day, the first episode launches online.
The Try Guys are not the first Buzzfeed employees to fly solo. Other well-known online personalities such as Safiya Nygaard, Ashly Perez, Just Between Us comedy duo and among others have left. The major commonalities most of the former hit makers leave the Buzzfeed headquarters is for the same reason: creative control.
Once entering Buzzfeed, your ideas are their ideas now because you are working for the company. Which on one side, it makes sense. They provide the tools, you make the hits on a known platform and make yourself known as well. It can be a frightening idea to leave behind stability for your own mobility – like most risks it can burn you. But, their talents are not ignored. Quite the contrary, it is paying off because most of the former employees are successful on their own.
However, much the quartet – independent online personalities do rely on their unique ideas, managers or agencies and online businesses such as Patreon to promote their channel and the ability to continue as independent.
I am positive The Try Guys will be a successful channel and continue to create both humorous and interesting content. As mentioned earlier former employees have created videos explaining why they left and what are the Buzzfeed alumni doing now?
Safiya Nygaard: About a year ago, she launched her own channel on YouTube and she can also be found on Nextbeat. Thus far, her channel has over 5.1 million subscribers and her recent video has been viewed over 2.8 million views. Upcoming projects is that Nygaard will appear on season 3: Escape the Night.
Ashly Perez: Well-known for her cookie personality and hilarious Buzzfeed videos as an awkward girl and her love for Taylor Swift or Oprah; the Cuban-Korean American actress has moved on to different projects. Currently Perez appears on Girl Ship TV on YouTube and is developing an series called, Carol’s A Demon.
Just Between Us Comedy Duo (Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn): Both continue to work together and each has an independent channel under their own names. Also, both wrote a novel last year called, I Hate Everyone But You. Most recent, Allison appeared in a video on Elle’s magazine channel, 9 Reasons Allison Raskin Loves Being a Woman on the Internet.
Overall, whether you like Buzzfeed or all of the independent online personalities. Support their cause, their content and it keeps the internet more interesting.
Please support the channels and have fun watching what new video they launch.
Just Between Us Facebook Page
Just Between Us Duo
Ashly Perez Twitter
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