It’s safe to say that British YouTube megastars Dan Howell and Phil Lester have had a pretty wild time during their years on YouTube. Proud members of the Phandom listen up, because today we’re sharing 8 facts about the comedy pair that may raise some eyebrows.
From facts about Phil’s first ever vlogs to Dan’s work with Disney, scroll down and brush up on your Dan and Phil knowledge.
1) Dan wasn’t always planning a career online
Before kicking things off over on YouTube, Dan briefly attended the University of Manchester, working towards a law degree before dropping out and following his dreams as Danisnotonfire. The rest, as they say, is history. (Via FamousBirthdays)
2) Phil’s first vlog was filmed in black and white
The first YouTube video ever uploaded by Phil found its way online on March 27, 2006, titled “Phil’s Video Blog – 27th March, 2006”. According to the folk over at Wikitubia, the vlog was shot on a black and white video camera that Phil had won inside a cereal box. Mad. (Via Wikitubia)
3) Dan has worked with Disney
Back in 2014, Dan’s voice was featured in Disney’s animated blockbuster Big Hero 6, which tells the tale of a lovable robot. In the UK cinema version of the film, Dan voiced ‘Male Technician #1’. If you didn’t know Dan was in Big Hero 6, perhaps it’s time to check the film out for yourself? (Via Wikitubia)
4) Phil once featured on an old quiz show