Jack Black is best known for his music with band Tenacious D and more recently as an actor in movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, School of Rock, Gulliver's Travels, and the Kung Fu Panda series of movies.
Just before Christmas, however, the versatile performer announced he was branching out by launching a YouTube channel. It wouldn't be just any YouTube channel, though. Instead, Jack Black was launching a gaming YouTube channel.
The channel is called Jablinkski Games and it already has over three million subscribers – three million in just a few weeks.
The first two videos were teasers, and they captured people's imagination. What was Jack Black going to do? Was he going to play Fortnite, Call of Duty, Minecraft, or one of the other games hugely popular with gaming YouTubers? How was he going to stand out from the crowd?
When he published his first real gaming video on January 4th, he caught everyone by surprise.
From the Beginning
Jack Blacks' first ever gaming video on his brand-new gaming YouTube channel starts with him saying: "The time is now, and we're gonna start old-school, from the beginning."
He then goes into the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas to check out its collection of classic pinball machines. Of course, he does this in typical Jack Black style, but there is an authenticity that appears to appeal to fans. In fact, almost five million people have watched the three-minute video titled A House with a Pin in its Balls.
It’s quirky and feels like it’s totally off-the-cuff, but unlike other YouTubers playing modern games, it is very tightly cut and to the point. You can watch the video here to see for yourself.
Not many people expect Jack Black and his Jablinkski Games YouTube channel to continue with the pinball theme. It was a good start for one of the most interesting YouTube channels to start up in some time, however. Plus, he’ll hopefully return to pinball at some stage in the future.
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