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PewDiePie mounts stunning comeback to overtake T-Series in YouTube sub battle

Published: 1/Apr/2019 13:27

by David Purcell


Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg might have thought that it was all over when T-Series pulled away by a massive margin in the great YouTube subscriber battle, but somehow the Swede has bounced back in extraordinary fashion. 

PewDiePie admitted defeat to the Indian production company on March 30 after seeing that T-Series were sailing into the distance with a lead of over 100,000 subscribers in the race to 100 million subs. 

However, after members of his passionate fanbase encouraged people to get behind the YouTuber ahead of what’s been dubbed ‘International PewDiePie day’ on April 29, clearly their efforts are paying off time and time again. 

PewDiePie / YouTubePewDiePie has somehow overtaken T-Series again in YouTube subscribers, with around a 12,000 sub lead.

How strong is PewDiePie’s lead over T-Series? 

In what might be the most impressive turnaround of the battle yet, the Swedish content creator has managed to recover the humongous deficit and sits around 12,000 subs ahead of T-Series – according to live subscriber counts, at the time of writing. 

T-Series have previously overtaken PewDiePie by 10,000 and later 30,000 subscribers in the past, but 100,000 was by far their strongest margin yet. Not many believed that it could, or would, be possible for another bounce back. Yet, Pewds’ fanbase just keeps getting stronger and stronger. 

FlareTV / YouTubePewDiePie is once again in pole position in YouTube’s great sub battle with T-Series.

PewDiePie vs T-Series: Who will reach 100 million subs first?

Based on the statistics seen so far, it’s very difficult to say whether or not PewDiePie will rise to 100 million subscribers first, but he does seem to have the edge where major milestones are concerned. 

If T-Series can slip up with a lead of 100,000 subscribers, who knows where the battle will end. One thing is for sure, though, things seem to be going right to the wire in the great YouTube battle and there doesn’t seem any evidence to suggest it will slow down any time soon. 


Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
UFC, YouTube
From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”