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Your not so normal video entertainer.

―Ricky Berwick

Ricky Berwick (born: April 23, 1992 (1992-04-23) [age 26]), is a Canadian social media personality and comedian best known for his video skits and comedy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Internet Career

History

Berwick currently lives in Ontario, Canada. He was born with a physical disability that limits his movements. From a young age Berwick took to YouTube, making videos as early as 2006. In doing this, he soon noticed that the content and skits never stuck, leading to a hiatus of over nine years from social media. However, It wasn't until Berwick's second attempt at Twitter in the late summer of 2016, where he posted a video of him yelling and eating McDonalds french fries; did he go viral. The video was stolen and re-uploaded to Facebook where it received millions of views. This led to an explosion of virality (almost overnight) on his social media, prompting him to take a second shot at the entertainment industry. In doing this, Ricky found success and would continue uploading on Twitter for months until later that year when he rebranded his YouTube channel into Ricky Berwick and began to release videos at a consistent and rapid pace.

As of 2018, Berwick's YouTube Channel and Facebook Page had amassed over 1 Million subscribers each, and his legacy had been written in stone. From here, although Ricky’s name wasn’t A-List celebrity status; his face was. Within the span of 18 months Ricky Berwick had taken over the internet with trending videos scattered across 3 of the largest social media platforms. Uploading on the daily, no matter where you went, “the guy who spins on the floor and sticks out his tongue on Facebook”, was a star.[1] Whether his videos were controversial or funny, Berwick found success in all aspects of entertainment. Not confining himself to one genre of comedy (controversial, funny, serious, etc.) and spreading his influence across multiple platforms; Berwick had paved a smooth path to fame, and sealed the gates to the idea of fading into obscurity.

YouTube Presence

Berwick's YouTube Channel houses a total view count of 145+ million. He also has a staggering 1,500+ videos uploaded. His initial YouTube traction came from the success of his videos Darude - Sandstorm 🏜 and KA-CHOW! ⚡. Most of his videos involve him doing reenactments of events in pop culture with strange twists. Other times the skits will involve editing a "clone" in to the video, which will then get involved in high jinks with Berwick himself. Within two years of his YouTube career, Berwick was able to gain over a million subscribers.

Affiliations

Berwick's first Television appearance was in April 2016 as a guest on Comedy Central's television show Tosh.0, where he was interviewed on their "Cewebrity Profile" in Season 9 Episode 11 titled "Ricky Berwick".[2][3][4][5] He also starred on known YouTuber Daniel Keem's "DramaAlert" YouTube channel as the guest announcer, writer, and director for an episode titled "RICEGUM HAS A GHOST WRITER". Later, he made a popular video with YouTuber iDubbbzTV. Berwick has also partnered with the DXRacer company. The partnership resulted largely in a success, with over 100 chairs sold as part of the deal.

Subscriber Milestones

  • 1 million subscribers: April 19, 2018.

Trivia

  • Ricky is most notably known for his tongue flicking and "creepy" responses.
  • Ricky has two cats named Shady and Sonny.
  • Ricky used to own a baby bearded dragon named Flick.
  • Ricky has an infamous video in which he removes a cookie from his behind and eats it while smiling to the camera.
    • Famous rapper Tyler the Creator retweeted said video, only to delete it instantly and cover up the evidence.
  • Ricky has a great love for Superheroes.
  • Ricky loves animation, he has been seen working with many notable animators.
  • Ricky attempted YouTube when he was younger, but it didn't take off.
  • Ricky has collaborated with famous YouTuber IDubbbzTV.
  • Ricky was jokingly challenged to a boxing match over Twitter by Keemstar.
    • Also in early 2017 he was the host of DramaAlert for one video.
  • Ricky loves Mcdonalds and Reese's products, so much so that they are now associated with him.  

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