Kid Fury maybe 14 years’ deep in the content creator game— the Miami native started out giving his sardonic, unfiltered opinions on his former YouTube series Furious Thoughts and now does a version of the same thing as one half of the popular comedy podcast The Read—but make no mistake: He’s not pressed about jumping on trends.
“The TikTok generation is killing me, girl,” Kid Fury says. “These backgrounds and this audio and all these things—I don’t understand how these babies are making full-fledged mystery thrillers and action films on TikTok and Instagram today.”
Conventional wisdom would lead most creators to feel as if they need to be everywhere all at once in order to maximize their reach and audience. While that may be true for some, Kid Fury and his cohost of The Read, Crissle West, have taken a more “pulled-back perspective” in building their brand as digital creators.
“We’re Black queer people in our 30s,” Kid Fury says. “So we don’t really have the energy to be doing backflips and splits and all this choreography. Sometimes we wanna take a nap.”
“There’s always a new app,” he continues. “There’s always a new meme. There’s always something that’s changing and morphing. Ultimately, we’ve been blessed to find our groove in having conversations with people and connecting in a more grounded way.”
The Read on Patreon, in Kid Fury’s opinion, is “like a gift basket of extra ghetto shit that you would expect from us, but premium.”
Patreon subscribers will have access to bonus audio and video segments, monthly live Q&As, presale codes to live events, and more. “It’s something that both of us have wanted to do for a bit,” Kid Fury says. “Crissle and I are humble to a fault and sometimes we’re not able to say, ‘Hey, everyone would love this.’ Sometimes we need a fire under our ass, and Patreon has been that fire. They’ve been so supportive in realizing a lot of the ideas that we want.”