|“||What's up guys, it's Sam and Colby!||”|
―Sam and Colby
Samuel John "Sam" Golbach (born: November 27, 1996 ) and Cole Robert "Colby" Brock (born: January 2, 1997 ), better known online as Sam and Colby, are an American YouTube exploration and comedy duo that started their career on vine.
Sam and Colby are from Overland Park, Kansas. They attended Blue Valley High School and often made videos on an app called Vine. Their most famous vines were the two part "Following Fat People" series, as well as their "Public Disturbance" series. On YouTube, they have several compilations of their vines, and they had over 1.6 million followers. Their last vine was uploaded on October 27, 2016, 3 months before the app shut down.
Life on YouTube
Sam and Colby created their channel on October 28, 2014 and uploaded their first video on November 13, 2014. On their YouTube channel, they originally did comedy and challenge videos, but as of 2020, they mainly post videos in their Overnight series and Exploration series. They have made a name for themselves on YouTube.
Sam and Colby have created two characters named Samantha and Colleen. The characters are two ditsy and overdramatic girls who are trying to live together. On their vine, Sam and Colby have used Samantha and Colleen several times, but as a mom or girlfriend to one of them.
Their first Samantha and Colleen video was uploaded on April 2, 2015, and it was entitled, "Cooking W/ Samantha + Colleen". On September 28, 2015, they made a part two to their cooking video. In the video, they make grilled cheese and also attack each other several times. On November of 2015, their third video was not part of the series, but featured Samantha and Colleen. In it, they talked about how girls react to things versus how guys do.
On January 3, 2016, they added the video "Getting Ready For A Date" to their YouTube channel.
A month after that video, due to popular demand, they brought them back in the video, "The Yoga Challenge | Samantha and Colleen". There, they did some silly yoga poses in the video.
On September 20, 2017, almost two years after uploading their part two, Sam and Colby gathered their roommates and reacted to the videos.
On December 3, 2017, they brought the Samantha and Colleen series into their most successful series and made the video, "EXPLORING WITH SAMANTHA AND COLLEEN (scary)". Spoiler warning: They didn't really explore a place. Similar to their video named "OVERNIGHT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD MANSION! // 24 hour challenge", they explored their own house.
On January 26, 2019, Sam and Colby were taken into custody for trespassing into an abandon school that was under construction. Not too much is known about the specifics, but Sam and Colby later put their mugshots on shirts as a design.
YouTube is their career. They have made most of their money on YouTube at the price of entertaining the viewers. They do have a website for merch. Their merch is found in the description of most of their newer YouTube videos. Their website is X P L R which they also have an app for. Their clothes are meant for exploration. Hence, XPLR. They had had a website for people struggling named the Life Project. Unfortunately, it has ended. They have a new website where it has started again, mainly for supporting children and having the goal of making them successful. The Life Project.
On April 6, 2019, they announced that they would not be making any content until further notice.
On May 1, 2019, they announced they were coming back to normal, not the same as before though. Each upload is part of a meaningful series like Stanely Hotel, Witches Forest and the Kansas Trip.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: November 6, 2017
- 2 million subscribers: October 27, 2018
- 3 million subscribers: May 27, 2019
- 4 million subscribers: February 22, 2020
- 5 million subscribers: July 17, 2021