Stephen Tries, (real name Stephen Jonathan Lawson) is a 27-year-old British comedian with over 1.48 million subscribers on YouTube. While a million followers is an impressive figure, the ginger-haired funnyman deserves a much bigger audience. Tries’ witty one liners and hilarious jokes deserve a much bigger fanbase! Other less talented YouTubers in the UK have double the amount of subs and put less effort into creating videos.
Stephen Tries’ estimated net worth is £500,000 and makes around £100,000 every year. The top YouTubers make a majority of their income through brand partnerships because monetizing videos with ads is difficult.
His wacky sense of humour is best described as a mix between Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan. Stephen first caught the public’s attention in 2016 when his parody video, “How to be Stormzy” went viral. Various social media websites such as LADbible promoted the video, attracting millions of views and helped grow Stephen’s channel.
He followed up on this success with a series of “How to” comedy sketches that have been equally as popular, imitating other celebrities including Louis Theroux, Anthony Joshua, Conor McGregor and Danny Dyer.
Along with creating videos for his own channel, Tries was a part of XO with WillNE, True Geordie and Laurence McKenna. XO was a news and sport channel dedicated to entertaining fans through podcasts, sketches and documentaries. Sadly the venture didn’t work out and Stephen returned to uploading sketches and started a podcast.
Frequently Ask Questions
Does Stephen Tries have a girlfriend?
YouTube fame has increased his success with the ladies, Stephen is dating Zoe Laufer. The couple have been together for a few years, wedding bells are around the corner. Zoe currently works as a Social Media Coordinator at KOMI Group.
What happened between Stephen Tries and Jeremy Lynch?
Jeremy Lynch was annoyed by Stephen’s video mocking him. At the Wembley Cup in 2018, the pair both clashed on the pitch and both dislike each other. Afterwards, a clip was uploaded of Lynch’s pal (ManLikeHaks) arguing with Stephen and his dad. Luckily True Geordie got involved to calm the situation.
Is Stephen part of the Sidemen?
Although Stephen appears in a lot of their videos, he is not a member of the Sidemen.
What course did he study at University?
Stephen studied Comedy Writing and Performance at the University of Salford for three years. Surprisingly, there is actually a uni course for comedians!
Where is Stephen Tries from?
Stephen was born in Norwich and currently lives in St. Helens. He often writes jokes about the grim reality of growing up in St. Helens.
Did he have a job before YouTube?
Before creating videos became his full-time job, Stephen worked a boring office job for a few years. Now instead, he’s creating content with best mates – Max, Tom and Ryan.