Hank Green asked 47 YouTube stars to laugh without smiling

YouTube is all about challenges, and Hank Green issued one to 47 creators in Los Angeles on his recent visit in an effort to make a mega mix: Can you laugh without smiling? 

The result is a who’s who of the YouTube elite looking incredibly uncomfortable and vaguely sinister.

The video boasts appearances from Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, Flula Borg, and many more. Some YouTubers can’t help but laugh, others do spot-on villain impersonations, but all of them look a little awkward to say the least. Green admits that the premise is nothing new, as his VidCon staffers play this game to relieve stress in the office. 

Green closes out the video with his own attempt as he links to his real reason for his L.A. visit—a chance to collaborate on various other YouTube channels.

Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.