Jack Black Celebrates Getting One Million YouTube Subscribers

When Jack Black said his YouTube channel would be bigger than PewDiePie and Ninja, you could have been forgiven for thinking that outcome seemed slightly unlikely.

After all, PewDiePie is the owner of the most subscribed-to YouTube channel out there... but even so, it now looks like Jack could be well on his way.

Black launched his gaming channel, JablinskiGames, only a week ago and already he's got over two million subscribers.

This is a pretty impressive milestone - until recently, the man they call 'Jables' had only released a 40-second clip to introduce his channel.

In the clip, the 49-year-old funnyman explains he wants to be bigger than the aforementioned YouTubers, then he reclines exaggeratedly in his chair - a noted PewDiePie move - before flicking to a black screen which says fans can expect a new video every Friday.

To celebrate his success, two days ago Jack posted a second video, simply named '1 Mill'.

Credit: Youtube/JablinskiGames
Credit: Youtube/JablinskiGames

He starts off the 50-second video in a mildly funny way as he boasts to have one billion subscribers more than PewDiePie, Will Smith and T-Pains put together, only to be gently reminded it's only one million subscribers.

PewDiePie sits on a more-than-comfortable 78m-plus subscribers to his YouTube channel, but the 29-year-old Swedish star - real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg - launched the channel back in 2010 so it's taken him eight years to build his success. Still, some way to go for Jack to overtake him.

At the height of his popularity, PewDiePie got five million subscribers in a month, so it does look rather fanciful for Jack's ambitions to the YouTubing sensation. Early days, mind, and he's already added another million since posting this second video, so who knows?

Probably best known for his comedic roles - or for being one half of rock parody band Tenacious D alongside Kyle Gass - Jack said his channel will be centred around 'games, food, and life'.

Jack has also explained that his channel isn't a huge production - in fact, it's directed and filmed by one of his sons.

Below the first video, he added the comment: "I just want to clarify that there is no production behind this. This is all my son. He's holding me hostage and I can't be traced. Help..."

It's fair to say Black has had a pretty successful time of it as he enters a new platform to be the hilarious character we all know and love.

Featured Image Credit: JablinskiGames

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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