YouTube Star Smosh

Smosh is an American web-based sketch comedy duo consisting of Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla.

Padilla began posting flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, under the name Smosh. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox. Soon afterward, they began to post videos on YouTube in the autumn of 2005 and became one of the most popular channels on that site.

As of January 2016, the Smosh channel has more than 21 million subscribers and 5.1 billion video views. The Smosh team has expanded to include others to handle animated, different language, and video gaming content videos and the sketches have included more actors.

The Smosh channel has experienced three different spans as the most subscribed YouTube channel. The first period spanned from May to June 2006, the second spanned from April 2007 to September 2008, and the third span lasted from January to August 2013.

The success of their Pokémon video and other videos led Smosh to be featured in the “Person of the Year: You” issue of Time Magazine, published December 13, 2006 and on March 2007, a user named Andii2000 re-uploaded the original Pokémon video; it has over 15.7 million views as of January 2016.