Kid History

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Kid History is a popular series of videos garnering millions of hits on YouTube. The creators are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes erroneously known as the Mormon Church), and members of the Roberts Family. The four brothers are Brett, David, John and Randy — along with friend Richard Sharrah and the rest of the Roberts’ family. [1] The brothers act out family stories as told by small children, with hilarious results.

They have produced ten episodes, and several “Kid History Shorts.” They have also produced shorter videos they call “Kid Snippets,” which they release each Tuesday through their YouTube channel "Bored Shorts." They have almost half a million subscribers and close to 1 million views.[2] Bored Shorts also produces Senior Snippets and Little Bigs.

Singer/songwriter Josh Groban shared one of the “Kid Snippets” (“Drivers Ed”) on his Facebook page and stated, “This is my new favorite online laughy thing.” So the Roberts brothers contacted him to see if he would be interested in collaborating. They filmed two “Kid Snippet” episodes in New York City with Groban. The first was released in December 2013. Creators said Groban was “an absolute pleasure” and hope to work with him further. They also hope other celebrities will want the “same opportunity to show their funny side.”[3]

They have made use of the services of Amber Media, a media production company in Orem. They have featured other Latter-day Saint successful YouTubers, such as Devin Graham (“Rope Swing”) and Lindsey Stirling (“Lindsey Stirling Makeup”).

Richard Sharrah and other prominent Latter-day Saint YouTubers participated in the December 2014 video created along with the effort to claim the Guinness Book of World Records’ title for largest live Nativity, which was achieved with over one thousand participants. He portrayed one of the wise men. Along with the live Nativity, The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens, and the Tabernacle Choir performed “Angels from the Realms of Glory.” The final video premiered on The Piano Guys’ YouTube channel and attracted over seven million views.

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