Try Guys: Comedy Group Cut Ties with Ned Fulmer

‘We Do Not See a Path Forward’

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The popular comedy group The Try Guys have cut their ties with Ned Fulmer, one of the four founding members, who admitted that he had a “consensual” workplace affair.

“Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys,” the group said in a tweet Tuesday. “As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together. We thank you for your support as we navigate this change.”

Fulmer, in a post on Twitter shortly after the Try Guys, confirmed rumors that had circulated on social media alleging he had engaged in an extramarital affair.

“Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had consensual workplace relationship,” Fulmer said in the post.

“I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel,” he said, referring to his wife.

In a post on Instagram, Ariel Fulmer wrote, “Thanks to everyone who has reached out to me — it means a lot. Nothing is more important to me and Ned than our family, and all we request right now is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”

Prior to the Try Guys announcement, fans posting in online forums had noticed that Fulmer has not appeared in the group’s recent videos and was edited out of previous episodes.

With Fulmer’s departure, The Try Guys will comprise the three remaining members: Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang.

The group had launched their careers while at BuzzFeed, before leaving the digital media company in 2018 to form their own production company, 2nd Try.

The Try Guys, with their trademark willingness to try virtually anything, have produced videos featuring everything from testing out labor-pain simulators to attempting Alaskan dog sledding, and from parallel parking 18-wheeler trucks to getting nail extensions.

The Try Guys currently have 7.8 million subscribers on their YouTube channel.

Among their first videos while they were at BuzzFeed was “Guys Try Ladies’ Underwear for the First Time,” which went viral in 2014 and currently has more than 22 million views. The group penned bestselling book “The Hidden Power of F*cking Up” and were featured in documentary film “Behind the Try.”