Name: Toby Turner
YouTube Style: Comedy, vlogs
Official Website: http://tobyturner.com/
Toby started his first YouTube channel in 2006, under the name Tobuscus.
His first video was called What I’d do with the remote from Click.. and can still be watched on his main channel.
Popular series included Cute Win Fail, in which Toby showcased three viral clips and asked his audience to vote for the most ‘epic’ one. He no longer makes these videos, but they were a key part of his early popularity. Toby also created a series called Literal Trailers (still going today) where he dubs his own voiceover to a trailer for a film or video game. The voiceover is sung in tune with the instrumental music in the background.
Like many big YouTube stars, Toby has a name for his collection of subscribers, referring to them as ‘audience’. He starts many of his gaming videos by saying “Hello once again, audience!”.
In April 2009, Toby launched his second channel, TobyTurner, which was designed to host his daily vlogs. The online entertainer called these Lazy Vlogs as they were uploaded completely unedited and often involved the YouTuber rambling to the camera with little planning.
Tobuscus’ third and final channel, Toby Games, was created in July 2010 and has grown into the most subscribed of the three. This channel features Toby playing popular games and includes highlights such as Minecraft and Happy Wheels, both of which have playlists of more than 200 videos.
Toby has also released a number of music videos, many of which have become some of the most viewed content on his channel. Songs such as “I Can Swing My Sword”, “Dramatic Song” and “Nugget Biscuit” have all been popular with fans and have performed well in the iTunes comedy chart.
Tobuscus has made himself particularly popular with younger audiences thanks to his child-friendly content and his host of catchphrases.
His most famous phrases appear in almost every video, including “Intro of darkness, then redness, then whiteness”, which he says at the start of every vlog and “Bless your face. If you sneezed during this video, bless you. Peace off. Boop!”
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Toby has become famous for his Literal Trailers, Cute Win Fail series and his parody songs. We recommend you watch Dramatic Song, one of his musical hits and one of our favourites. It’s exactly what you’d expect: a parody of a typical overly-dramatic song. The lyrics are pretty hilarious, and it’s actually kind of catchy too!
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