NFL Media and YouTube are bringing the funniest moments of the season to fans with the launch of the first-ever comedic highlights series, NFL Follies, streaming exclusively on the NFL YouTube channel. Paying tribute to the classic NFL Films’ Follies shows of the ’70s and ’80s, NFL Follies showcases the laugh-out-loud bloopers, whacky highlights, and hilarious mic’d-up moments from the 2021 NFL season, hosted by entertainer, Da Kid Gowie.
“We are excited to expand our content offerings on YouTube with the launch of our second original series, NFL Follies,” said Matt Lathrop, Senior Director of Audience Development, NFL. “Leveraging the franchise title and YouTube’s unique platform, we hope to introduce a younger generation of fans to the lighter side of our game with NFL Follies.”
Episode one of NFL Follies debuted on September 8 with host, Da Kid Gowie reacting to the wildest moments from NFL Training Camp and Preseason, with mic’d-up sound and hilarious highlights from NFL rookies and superstars, including Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Kwity Paye, and many more. Episode two of NFL Follies debuts on October 7 with new episodes streaming monthly during the season.
In addition to NFL Follies, NFL Media and YouTube return the Emmy Award-winning series, Game Day All Access, for a third season. Produced by NFL Films, the original series combines a variety of production elements including game footage, wired sound, mobile video, and more to tell the complete story from players and coaches’ perspective of an NFL game day.
NFL Media continues to choose YouTube as a premium destination for original football content. Since the first official channel launch in 2015, NFL content on YouTube has accrued over 15.2 billion views and 1.4 billion hours watched.
“NFL fans come to YouTube for on-field action and exclusive player access. Working with the NFL to create their new original show NFL Follies specifically for a YouTube audience – and starring a YouTube creator Da Kid Gowie as a host – enables the sport to reach fans in new and creative ways all around the world,” said Jon Cruz, Head of Sports Content Partnerships, YouTube. “It’s encouraging to continue to grow our partnership with the NFL year over year and this new show is yet another opportunity for fans to engage with their favorite sport directly on YouTube.”
Currently, the NFL’s official YouTube channel boasts more than 8 million subscribers, as well as content such as NFL original series, game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps, and expert analysis from various NFL Media programming.