―TGFbro's Hoodie Logo
Jay Swingler (born: March 17, 1995 ) and Romell Claudius Henry (born: February 8, 1995 ), better known collectively as TGFbro, are a duo of English YouTubers best known for their videos depicting challenges, stunts, pranks and other related material.
Jay and Romell are also known for their surreal brand of humor, which relies on unusual statements and outlandish situations to create comedy, and this has largely played a role in their outstanding success as a channel.
Jay and Romell were raised in the town of Dudley in the West Midlands, just outside of Birmingham, England. Jay was born at Wordsley Hospital in West Midlands, and Romell was born in Lisbon, Portugal to a British family, before moving to Birmingham and then Dudley.
Being brought up in Dudley has given them both a strong Black Country accent, which contributes to the hilarity of their content. The Black Country accent is one of the best known and loved accents in the United Kingdom.
When he was young, Jay played semi-professional football with a team called the Kidderminster Harriers but quit because he wanted to spend more time on his videos. He was 12 when he started making videos for YouTube, uploading Call of Duty content but not taking it very seriously. He and Romell posted their first YouTube video, "The Laughter Challenge," in May 2012.
Jay also went to Halesowen college at a point in time to study photography/film studies but did not enjoy it. He later quit with no backup plan beyond his YouTube career. Romell began attending the University of Worcester in 2014.
CareerJay and Romell usually record and upload comedy and prank videos. Most of these usually result in pain and vomiting due to the aspects that they eat and take part in. They usually record their videos locally in Dudley, Halesowen, Oldbury and Birmingham whilst also visiting other places such as Leeds, London (Thailand as they referred it as) and Los Angeles.
In 2015, the pair attended VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Los Angeles, California. They met with various YouTubers and Vinders whilst still finding the time for pranking and trolling members of the public. In the middle of a panel Jay ran up to the stage, grabbed the microphone and said "Like this videos if your pet's still alive".
Jay and Romell have organised meet ups with fans in the city of Birmingham. Most recently, they met fans at the ThinkTank Millenium Point in Birmingham. This is an opportunity for fans to meet, take photos with the pair and even write on Jay's body.