Rhett & Link of Good Mythical Morning on YouTube
Mythical’s first-ever all-day livestream event will air on the company’s flagship Good Mythical Morning channel, broadcast to nearly 17 million subscribers
Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2020—On Thursday, November 19th, the Internet’s biggest daily talk show (Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning) will host a first-of-its kind all-day livestream event to raise money for Inner-City Arts. This fundraiser is Rhett & Link’s largest philanthropic undertaking in their decade-plus history on YouTube, and will run from 9am-5pm Pacific.
This debut (and likely inaugural) livestream fundraiser will feature surprise guests, beloved prior Mythical crew members, current Mythical team favorites, and contributions from the culinary stars of Mythical Kitchen, as well as new editions of fan favorite games and challenges like Wedgie Hangman, taking an ice bath, turning Link into human-sized food, and more. The duo will also bring back their popular series Song Biscuits for the occasion.
“We’re excited to work together with our team at Mythical Entertainment to debut our first-ever all-day livestream and raise money to benefit the incredible work Inner-City Arts does to provide creative education to the children and young adults in our community who need it most.”
—Rhett & Link
Fans will be able to interact with Rhett & Link and their guests in every segment throughout the broadcast via chat, all to spread awareness of and raise money for Inner-City Arts, an esteemed non-profit organization that provides arts education to school-age children in the Los Angeles area with the least access to resources. The cause of arts education is near and dear to Rhett & Link, who both benefited immensely from such classes as public-school students growing up in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Mythical, whose other charitable drives in years past have benefited St. Jude, Action Against Hunger, Black Lives Matter, No Kid Hungry, the LA LGBT Center, and most recently Vote.org, has chosen to work directly with Inner-City Arts on this unprecedented (in both format and ambition) livestream because of the non-profit’s outstanding record of 30+ years transforming the lives of youth throughout LA, and especially given the heightened needs for enrichment experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Mythical has worked closely with senior teams at YouTube to arrange the event, as well as Canadian startup Stage TEN, whose technology will enhance the YouTube live featureset to make donating especially easy and exciting for fans of Mythical.
“Our love of the arts is the foundation of our career and our friendship, and it all started way back when we were in middle school and teachers gave us the opportunity to work together on videos. We had no idea that our creative passion would lead where to what it has today, or that we would have an opportunity to give back in a meaningful way,” said Rhett & Link. “We’re excited to work together with our team at Mythical Entertainment to debut our first-ever all-day livestream and raise money to benefit the incredible work Inner-City Arts does to provide creative education to the children and young adults in our community who need it most.”
Collette Williams Alleyne, Chief Education Officer at Inner-City Arts, shared what this partnership means right now: “Many school programs are going dark or reducing services at a time when students who rely heavily on access to these supportive resources need it most. With arts education on the line, we are grateful to Mythical Entertainment for amplifying our mission and inspiring its viewers to respond to the critical needs of our students.”
ABOUT MYTHICAL AND RHETT & LINK
Mythical is an Internet-first entertainment studio led by YouTube creators Rhett & Link. The company’s owned & operated YouTube channels have amassed 75 million subscribers and 25 billion lifetime views, and its combined following on Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, Snap, TikTok, and Twitter exceeds 45 million. Rhett & Link host the Internet’s most popular daily show, Good Mythical Morning, now in its 8th year, which enjoys viewership comparable to the largest TV talk shows. In 2019, Mythical completed the first significant M&A transaction in the YouTube space by acquiring the Smosh entertainment brand — one of Internet media’s largest and longest-running enterprises — and returned it quickly to profitability. In 2020, Mythical broadened its portfolio further by launching the culinary content brand Mythical Kitchen. Across its core video business and ancillaries including podcasting, DTC apparel and grooming products, live touring, book publishing, branded content, and a subscription fan club, Mythical employs nearly 100 people. The company is entirely independent and self-financed.
ABOUT INNER-CITY ARTS
Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts is a learning oasis in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, Inner-City Arts’ students are immersed in a safe and supportive environment where they may engage in a variety of visual, media, and performing art forms in a virtual studio setting. Services include core classes during the instructional day for grade K-8 students, after school and weekend workshops for teens and creativity based professional development training for educators. Children who attend Inner-City Arts develop skills that are highly valued in the 21st century workforce such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
ABOUT STAGE TEN
Stage TEN’s technology is changing the future of live, interactive content for creators and brands. Delivering the core capabilities of a broadcast control room in a simple web application, Stage TEN enables users to easily produce and distribute professional streams, allowing users to interact and transact with followers around the globe. Live shows can be monetized through transactions and multi-streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter pages for ultimate reach.
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Please direct questions and media inquiries to Christopher Maikish, Senior Manager, Communications for Inner-City Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wishing to support Inner-City Arts’ efforts to help youth and families with creative arts learning can get involved at www.inner-cityarts.org/get-involved.