On Friday, the Student Activity Committee (STATIC) will be hosting a live virtual evening with viral video sensation Brittany Broski and her BFF roommate, Sarah Schauer, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Zoom.
The event is free, requires no preregistration and is open to the entire IUP community. The Zoom link for the event and other information regarding it can be found on STATIC’s web page. The waiting room for the Zoom room will open at 7:45 p.m.
Broski and Schauer will answering some questions from the STATIC hosts and from some audience members during the Zoom evening. Questions from audience members can be submitted before and during the event, and a limited number of submitted audience questions will be answered.
Questions from the audience can be submitted through the social media pages of STATIC, including its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The questions can be direct messaged to any of these social media accounts. STATIC is also accepting audience questions through email at email@example.com.
Brittany Broski, formerly known as Brittany Tomlinson and also affectionately known as “Kombucha Girl,” became viral internet star after posting her reaction to her first taste of kombucha on TikTok in August of 2019. She currently has more than 6 million TikTok followers and works as a successful social media personality and comedian.
Broski’s interaction with virality also ended her job at the bank where she was employed at the time of her video’s blowing up. Her boss there thought that some of the lude captions on the millions of kombucha reaction face memes would tarnish the company’s reputation.
Broski’s climb to fame began with the creation of her TikTok account in 2019. Soon after the posting of her kombucha taste-test, her fame skyrocketed, and her facial expressions during her taste test got the attention they deserved. Not only did her reaction expressions blow up on TikTok but also gained notoriety as memes on other social media platforms with a myriad of hilarious captions from internet users across the continent.
Sarah Schauer came into Broski’s life after they were both fired in the same week. Schauer tweeted about her upcoming move to L.A., and Broski slid into her Instagram DM’s to ask if Schauer would need a roommate for her new apartment.
She said yes, and now they are roommates and best friends who occasionally collaborate for YouTube videos.
Schauer, like Broski, is also a popular TikTok content creator and has a large following on Twitter, which opened up the opportunity for her to start working as a copyeditor for the popular digital media company, Buzzfeed. Schauer also rose to fame for a short time due to her mocking humor in her Vine videos about the annoying people she meets as a waitress and, like Broski, also decided to build her career around the comedy bits that once brought her internet stardom.
In an interview with Insider, Broski and Schauer admitted that they are thinking about beginning an entirely new YouTube channel together that will be a duo comedy account featuring both of them. They shared that they have yet to choose a name that is equal parts clever, fitting and humorous but are excited to take on the challenge of satisfying their YouTube audience with their future channel.