Smosh is an American YouTube sketch comedy-improv collective founded by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. In order to create Flash animations, Padilla founded the website "smosh.com" in 2002. Hecox later joined him. In the fall of 2005, they started uploading videos to Smosh's YouTube channel, and they quickly rose to the top of the site's most watched channels.
Since 2012, the Smosh brand has grown to include a number of channels, including a channel that broadcasts in Spanish (ElSmosh), a channel that specializes in video games (Smosh Games), and a variety channel (Smosh Pit). More actors have been used in the sketches as well. In June 2017, Padilla left Smosh to work on his own projects.
|Profile Name||Smosh Games|
|DOB (Age)||Ian Hecox: November 30, 1987 (age 34)|
|Courtney Miller: June 19, 1995 (age 27)|
|Shayne Topp: September 14, 1991 (age 30)|
|Damien Haas: November 23, 1990 (age 31)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||Jul 7th, 2011|
|Schedule/Status||2-3 videos per week|
|Net Worth||$11 million|
The franchise got its start when Anthony Padilla created several different Flash animations and the website smosh.com in 2002. Before YouTube, other content producers like future YouTuber TomSka would also upload videos to smosh.com. Later, Ian Hecox, a friend of his, joined the business. Padilla and Hecox first connected in their science class in the sixth grade. They grew close and quickly realized they had a gift for comedy.
They joined YouTube in 2005 and created several videos together, lip-syncing the songs from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and Mortal Kombat. They initially had no intention of posting these videos online, but after sending them to their friends, they decided to create a YouTube channel.
Smosh started to diversify over the course of the subsequent few years. Beginning with their annual video series Food Battle and That Damn Neighbor, they began producing brief YouTube skits. Smosh became one of the most subscribed YouTube channels as its popularity grew. Smosh prepared a significant redesign of Smosh.com in 2009, including the addition of a games section and additional video content. The "Smosh Pit" feature, a blog with various bits of pop-culture trivia and written comedy, was introduced by Smosh in January 2010.
Along with Mari Takahashi, David "Lasercorn" Moss, Matthew Sohinki, and Joshua "Jovenshire" Ovenshire, the pair launched three new YouTube channels in 2012: Shut Up! Cartoons, ElSmosh, and Smosh Games. ElSmosh features Smosh videos subtitled in Spanish and Smosh Games features gaming-related content. Music videos with a video game theme are some of Smosh's most watched videos. These songs have so far been made available on four albums: Sexy Album (2010), If Music Were Real (2011), Smoshtastic (2012), and The Sweet Sound of Smosh (2013).
"Zombies, Assassins, and DLC - SAGNUT 9/26/2012" is the oldest video on the Smosh Games channel. In the video, they talk about Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect 3 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops zombies.
On the main Smosh channel, a web sitcom premiered in January 2016. In the comedy-drama Part Timers, Hecox's first job at Chuck E. Cheese's serves as the model for Pork E. Pine's, a fictional children's arcade and pizza restaurant. Every episode features a challenge that the team must overcome to keep the company operating.
Padilla made the decision to leave Smosh and pursue his own video projects on June 14, 2017, citing a "lack in creative freedom" Hecox announced his decision to stay with Smosh, saying, "I'm really looking forward to taking Smosh to the next phase, and we can't wait for people to see what we have coming up."
Let's Plays and shows that provide commentary on video games are among the many videos that Smosh Games posts each week. Padilla and Hecox were the channel's primary hosts when it first launched, but over time, fellow Smosh Games members Mari Takahashi, Joshua "Joven" Ovenshire, David "Lasercorn" Moss, Matthew Sohinki, Amra "Flitz" Ricketts, Wesley "Wes" Johnson, Ericka "Boze" Bozeman, and Damien Haas took over the majority of hosting responsibilities.
Annual "Smosh Summer Games" and "Smosh Winter Games" competitions were held on the channel from 2015 to 2019. They were primarily hosted on the Smosh Games channel, with additional videos posted to the Smosh 2nd Channel. Boze joined the lineup for the 2017 Winter Games, while Shayne Topp joined it as a referee for the first Summer Games in 2015.
Later in 2017, Damien Haas came on board. Sohinki and Lasercorn made the decision to leave Smosh Games in August of that year in order to concentrate on their new channel, Toaster Ghost, and for Lasercorn to spend more time with his son. They haven't ruled out future Smosh-related videos, and they have since made sporadic appearances on the channel.
Following the collapse of Defy Media, the parent company of Smosh, the channel ceased to exist. The channel would resume on April 13 with a Mortal Kombat video, with the main cast being more involved and Lasercorn coming back to the fold, as was confirmed in an episode of SmoshCast.
The popular ongoing "Try Not To Laugh" video series, one of the most recent Smosh Pit series, features the primary and/or secondary Smosh cast (typically with at least one guest) acting out various improvised scenarios directed at one cast member while they have a mouthful of water in an effort to make them spit it out.
According to Net Worth Spot, Smosh Games is worth $11 million as of July 2022. Daily views on the Smosh Games YouTube channel average around 239.5k. Per a thousand video views, YouTube channels can make anywhere from $3 to $7. According to Net Worth Spot, the Smosh Games channels make an estimated $28,7k per month or $431.2k annually. Smosh Games could earn up to $776.2k per year from video ads if its earnings are on the higher end.
Ian Andrew Hecox was born on November 30, 1987, in Sacramento, California. While his father has only appeared twice, his mother, Sharon, has appeared in a number of Smosh videos.
Melanie Moat and Ian were romantically involved from 2007 to September 2014. On September 11, 2015, he began dating Pamela Horton, a Playmate. However, Ian revealed in the first SmoshCast episode that he had spent his most recent Valentine's Day alone, proving that he and Pam had broken up.
Courtney Ruth Miller was born on June 19, 1995, in California. She has a dog named Jango and loves animals. Her parents' names are unknown, but they are divorced.
Shayne was born on September 14, 1991, in Florida to fighter pilot Robert Royal Topp and Catherine Topp (née Person). Wayne Topp, his grandfather, was a fighter pilot as well.
Damien Christian Haas was born in Fulda, Germany, on November 23 1990. He is an American citizen because his parents immigrated there when he was a young child. Along with his older sister Brittany Thomas, Damien was raised by their parents, Marilyn and Roland Haas, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
Smosh Games has a large fan following on many social media platforms.
On Twitch, they have over 213k followers and live stream various games that they play, such as Pictionary and Yahtzee, as well as video games such as Among Us and Phasmophobia.
On Instagram, they have 917k followers and post moments from their live streams and videos. They have 788k followers on Twitter and get several likes and retweets.
Smosh Games channel uploads 2-3 videos per week. Their videos consist of the members of the Smosh team playing various video games such as Smash Ultimate, Assassin’s Creed and GTA V as well as board games such as Monopoly.
Ian and Anthony play Assassin’s Creed 3.
Ian and Anthony play Naughty Bear.
The Smosh team dances in zero gravity.
Smosh plays the Joking Hazard game.
A. Smosh was purchased by Mythical Entertainment on February 22. As a result, there have been changes to the Smosh cast and crew, with some former members coming back and others leaving. Smosh is currently based in the Los Angeles office of Mythical Entertainment.
A. On November 28, 2005, "Pokémon Theme Music Video," one of Smosh's earliest videos, was uploaded by them. It had the same aesthetic as their earlier videos and featured the duo lip-syncing the Pokémon anime's original English theme song. But the video quickly gained more popularity than any of their other content; over the course of its existence, it racked up over 24 million views, making it the most popular YouTube video at the time.