BookOfKen is a popular American YouTuber, who is known for his funny pranks he plays on his girlfriend. He first posted his YouTube video in 2014 and has since then amassed more than 1 million subscribers with over 275 million views. His videos mostly focus on funny public pranks, couple pranks, and other fun videos. The idea behind the channel was to make people smile and enjoy the moment. He started a second channel titled ‘UnKensored’ to focus on his real life and upload vlogs. Ken’s videos touch on a bit of everything, from girlfriend pranks to truth or dare challenges. His unconventional and candid approach has made him on one YouTube’s most followed channels. His fans enjoy the authenticity of the pranks and the reactions to them. His fan base extends to Twitter, where he has 11k followers. He is also popular on Instagram, with over 76k followers. Apart from this, he also is a Twitch player. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend.
Rise to Fame
Ken, initially shy, decided to get into the YouTube bandwagon after he was inspired by fellow prankster who made it big on YouTube. He began posting videos in February 2014 on his channel titled ‘BookOfKen’. His first video was a trailer to his channel titled ‘The Book of a Prankster: BookOfKen Trailer’. This video paved the way to the content that would soon populate his channel, which would mostly include pranks and social experiments with both strangers and friends.
The channel soon hit off as his ideas and pranks were considered unique and extremely funny; the reactions to these pranks also became popular. His first prank that garnered a high number of views was the shampoo prank. This practical joke became so popular that he went on to create many versions of this with different people. However, his most famous pranks are the ones he plays on his girlfriend, Carley Tabler. The duo soon started collaborating on his channel and constantly play jokes on each other. She remains his partner prankster and they work together. They soon branched into other popular themes, including skits, reactions, and challenges. The couple’s personality and chemistry worked well with each other and has ensured a high viewership.
He also started a second channel ‘UnKensored’ to focus on vlogs and personal content in May 2014. Though there aren’t many videos in the second channel, these videos give a glimpse of life behind the scenes of the prankster couple.
In his most popular video, ‘Paying People to Eat World's Hottest Pepper Extract Prank Gone Wrong!’, he captures the reactions of his audience who were a part of his experiment. This video went on to garner 17 million views. His other most popular video is ‘The Real Shampoo Prank’ with over 11 million views. This was the first installment of the ‘Real Series’ videos where Ken films a prank suggested by his fans to obtain real reactions. The channel has over 1 million subscribers currently. The videos uploaded by Ken and Carley continue to be creative and funny, drawing in a huge viewership. They recently started a P.O. box together to start communicating with their fans.
Ken’s motive behind the channel was to bring a smile upon everyone’s face by presenting funny situation in the most natural way. He is also popular on Twitter with 11k followers. His Instagram feed is filled with photographs of his girlfriend, travels, and happenings behind the scenes. He has over 79k followers on Instagram. Carley decided to work with Ken as she wanted to help him out.
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Ken was born on May 13, 1994 in Florida. He is currently dating Carley Tabler, fellow YouTuber and Instagram celebrity. The couple met when Ken was studying at a University near to Carley’s home. She decided to go out with him after watching his live streams on Twitter. They started dating in February 2016. The YouTube couple moved from Florida to Los Angeles recently.
Ken decided to start uploading videos after he was inspired by Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Simple Pickup, fellow YouTube pranksters and he started his channel as he felt confident that this was what he wanted to do. He was first helped by his close friend Kris when he started the channel and was later assisted by Carley. Apart from editing and uploading videos, he loves Pokémon and has a Pokémon collection.