Max Fosh is a popular YouTuber and a stand-up comedian.
He has 1.7M subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel.
Maximilian Arthur Fosh (Max Fosh) was born on 3 April 1995 into an affluent family in the United Kingdom.
His father, Matthew Fosh is a former first-class cricketer and rugby player. Currently, he serves as an Executive Chairman for Optio.
Max’s mother, Helena, worked as an advertising and financial public relations executive.
His parents are divorced.
Max has an elder sister, Talitha Fosh and she is a psychotherapist.
After studying from a primary school, Max started studying from the prestigious Harrow School in London.
Harrow School was founded in February 1572 and Winston Churchill and many other notable personalities studied here.
In school, Max was a part of the first team for cricket and as a kid, he wanted to grow up to become a traffic warden.
After finishing his schooling, he took a gap year and worked at Wowcher as an admin and his job involved logging data.
Max wanted to study from The University of Edinburgh but as he couldn’t get an admission into it, in 2014, at the age of 19, he joined Newcastle University to study Economics and Finance.
After six months, he lost interest in Economics and Finance and so, he switched to English Literature and studied the three-year English Literature BA Honours.
Love for radio-
At Newcastle University, Max joined different societies like radio and theatre and also joined the cricket club.
Out of all of them, radio interested him the most and he decided to become a radio presenter.
Initially, he did University’s Student Radio and then, moved on to the hospital radio.
Max worked for three years for Radio Tyneside, a hospital and community radio.
Here, he worked in late night shows in between 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and won ‘Best Newcomer Award’ at the 2016 National Hospital Radio Awards.
Later, Max also got shortlisted for ‘Best Male Presenter’ at the 2018 ceremony.
Dreaming to become TV presenter-
After working on radio for three years, Max got a couple of demo opportunities at Heart North East in Newcastle and BBC Radio Newcastle.
Unfortunately, here, he wasn’t invited back for a second audition, and this shattered his dream of becoming a radio presenter.
Then, Max decided to become a TV presenter and believed that producing videos would help him in becoming a TV presenter.
He considered Greg James, a television and radio presenter, as his idol.
No to TV, yes to YouTube-
During that time, it was Max’s dream to do street interviews as a presenter for Newcastle TV, a university television society.
But as he got rejected by the television society, he decided to shoot his own videos and upload them onto the social media platforms.
So, from 18 October 2017, while in his final year of university, Max started working on his YouTube channel by the name StreetSmart which he later renamed to Max Fosh.
He started his YouTube channel on 13 January 2016 but started working on it only from October 2017 and on 18 October 2017, he published his first YouTube video titled ‘Welcome to Uni | StreetSmart’.
Initially, Max used to get millions of views on Facebook and only a few on his YouTube channel but eventually, his YouTube channel also became successful.
Initially, he set himself a goal of doing five interview videos within five days.
So, Max started interviewing random people outside clubs in Newcastle and as people started liking his videos, he kept on publishing videos.
After graduating from university, he worked at a bar in London for five months but didn’t stop publishing videos.
His inspiration & first viral video-
Max was inspired by Kassem G doing interviews on the street and this inspired him and influenced his YouTube videos.
So, he too started interviewing people on streets like him.
The confidence that Max gained while presenting on radio greatly helped him while interviewing people.
Max’s first video to get viral and get a million views on YouTube is titled ‘The Poshest Place On Earth? | StreetSmart’.
This video was published on 10 June 2019 and in this video, he can be seen interviewing the partying students of Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, England.
In 2019, Max met Zac from The Zac and Jay Show YouTube channel and worked as a cameraman for him for some time.
While working there, he broke into the London Fashion Week and this video of him became extremely viral and thanks to this, he gained many subscribers.
As of March 2023, this video has 31 million views.
Later, Max tried to replicate this success by participating in the Paris Fashion Week but couldn’t succeed.
Becoming a full-time YouTuber-
Even though, initially, Max started producing videos believing that this would help him to become a TV presenter, in 2019, he realised that YouTube is more popular than TV.
So, in 2019, he decided to become a full-time YouTuber.
Also, Max didn’t want to compete for a position in a TV show with hundreds of people when he could easily produce videos on his YouTube channel.
As of March 2023, he has 1.7M subscribers on his YouTube channel and has 145K followers on Instagram.
He earns from advertisements on his YouTube videos and sponsorships.
Max also has a website.
London mayoral election-
In 2021, Max contested as an independent candidate in the London mayoral election.
His aim was to attract young people (as he has a huge young audience) to vote in elections.
Max came 19th out of 20 and received 1.2% of the votes.
An interesting fact- Niko Omilana, another popular YouTuber also contested in the 2021 London mayoral election.
A stand-up comedian-
Since a young age, Max has been loving stand-up comedy.
On 20 December 2019, he did his first gig of stand-up comedy at Dalston Open Mic Night and since then, he performed in many shows.
In 2021, Max did a stand-up show tour by name, Zocial Butterfly.
He adores Bo Burnham, a famous comedian.
Max also loves singing and joined a choir.
Max is married and has a wife.
He lives in London.
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