Not to be confused with The Smosh Pit, a former section on Smosh.com./
- "Welcome to the Smosh Pit. It's like our other channel, but...different?"
Smosh Pit (formerly named IanH and Smosh 2nd Channel and formerly stylized as SMOSH P!T) is Smosh's official "second channel" on YouTube. It is used to present more vlog-style shows such as Squad Vlogs and The Show That Has No Name!. The channel has over 5.4 million subscribers. It was renamed Smosh Pit on August 14, 2017, an event that coincided with the addition of new shows (see below). As of November 7, 2018, activity on the channel has decreased significantly due to Smosh’s parent company Defy Media shutting down; however, videos have continued to be uploaded weekly since November 13, 2018.
Channel's Beginning and Smosh is Bored
Smosh Pit was created on November 24, 2005 as IanH, exactly 6 days after Smosh's main channel. The channel's primary use was for Ian to watch and comment on other YouTube videos. From the beginning ,Ian uploaded Smosh-related videos rather than personal videos. The channel was not frequently used and mostly consisted of videos about the Smosh cast's normal life, contest winners and commercials for Smosh merchandise. The channel's first series, A Day in the Life of Smosh, debuted on March 17, 2006. The series had no schedule and would at times go for months without new episodes. A Day in the Life of Smosh ended in May 2008 with just ten episodes. After going nearly two years without a new series, Ian decided to start his own series on the channel titled Ian is Bored, which began airing on February 5, 2010 ,with new episodes uploaded every Monday. The early episodes consisted of Ian doing various, mostly random things. The series later grew in popularity and started featuring a sub-series called Mailtime with Smosh with Anthony also becoming a regular guest on the series. In June 2014 the series was re-branded as Smosh is Bored. On August 26, 2010, Ian and Anthony began another series called Lunchtime with Smosh began. The weekly schedule was originally set with Ian is Bored airing on Mondays and Lunchtime with Smosh on Thursdays, but on October 15, 2012, both series began to be aired bi-weekly on Mondays, giving Ian and Anthony extra time to work on their new channel, Smosh Games. In 2013, the channel was renamed to "Smosh 2nd Channel", with the channel focused around Smosh is Bored.
Addition of More Shows and Second Renaming
In the Ian is Bored episode "WORST AUDITION EVER!" Ian auditioned several girls for the position of host for a new show on the channel. After viewers voted for their favourite, Mari Takahashi was announced as the winner in the episode "MEME SCHOOLGIRL!". The series (titled Smosh Pit Weekly) debuted on April 23, 2011, becoming the first Smosh series to be hosted by someone besides Ian or Anthony. After four years and 227 episodes, Smosh Pit Weekly was replaced in 2015 by Noah Grossman's show Put it in My Mouth and Courtney Miller and Olivia Sui's show Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover. During the month-long event Smoshtober in 2016, two other shows were added: Smosh Lab, hosted by Shayne Topp and Nick Uhas, and The Show w/ No Name!, starring all of the Smosh Family in varying group formats. Squad Vlogs, considered to be the Smosh Squad's equivalent to Smosh is Bored, began airing on November 12, 2015. On April 22, 2017, Put it in My Mouth ended after 45 episodes, and Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover ended on May 27, 2017 after 44 episodes. After Anthony's departure from Smosh, Lunchtime with Smosh, Mailtime with Smosh and Smosh is Bored also came to an end. The first video in the Try Not To Laugh Challenge series was released on March 23, 2017 ,as a part of Squad Vlogs, becoming so popular with Smosh viewers that it was turned into a semi-independent series on November 1, 2018. On April 28, 2017, This Week in Smosh was added to the channel, airing on Fridays, to give viewers a behind the scenes look at everything happening in Smosh that week. On July 28, 2017, in the video "What's going on with Smosh?!", Ian announced that Smosh 2nd Channel was going to be officially renamed "Smosh Pit", and that multiple new shows that were coming to the channel; these included One Hour Song Machine, hosted by Keith Leak Jr., and Whoa! Nature Show, hosted by Courtney and Olivia. The official return of Smosh Pit Weekly was also announced, with Mari returning as the host of a "revamped" version of the show. One Hour Song Machine debuted on August 14, 2017, with Whoa! Nature Show debuting two days later on August 16, 2017. The revamped Smosh Pit Weekly debuted on August 19, 2017 but was put on hiatus seven months later. Smosh Lab was put on hiatus that October, and This Week in Smosh and One Hour Song Machine were put on hiatus in November, along with Whoa! Nature Show in December. Therefore, in 2017 alone five series were cancelled and four put on hiatus, with two of the series airing for less than ten episodes. The channel's newest recurring video series, 2 Truths 1 Lie, debuted on July 3, 2018. The final Smosh Pit video before Defy Media's shutdown was uploaded on November 6, 2018, with a new pre-recorded episode being released each Tuesday from November 13, 2018; these originally consisted of various videos from series that were still airing prior to the halting of all video production, and later began to be simpler videos filmed afterwards, usually created in Ian's house, similar to the new videos released on Smosh's main channel.
Acquisition by Mythical Entertainment
On February 22, 2019, the video The rumors are true... WE FOUND A HOME! was released, announcing that Smosh had been bought by Rhett & Link and was now a part of Mythical Entertainment. As a part of this announcement, it was confirmed that Smosh Pit would be returning alongside the other main Smosh Channels. The first video released after this announcement was released on February 26, 2019, confirming Try Not To Laugh Challenge as a series on the channel, a series that officially became its own series on November 1, 2018, having previously been a part of Squad Vlogs. Since then, weekly highlights of the SmoshCast are being released before the YouTube-release of the SmoshCast until April 10, 2019 when the highlight clips were moved to the SmoshCast.
|Series||Status||Start Date||End Date|
|A Day in the Life of Smosh||Cancelled||March 17, 2006||May 9, 2008|
|Day Jobs||Cancelled||September 22, 2018||October 13, 2018|
|First Time Story Time||Cancelled||May 9, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Lunchtime with Smosh||Cancelled||August 26, 2010||May 15, 2017|
|Mailtime with Smosh||Cancelled||December 20, 2010||January 2, 2017|
|One Hour Song Machine||Cancelled||August 14, 2017||November 1, 2017|
|Put it in My Mouth||Cancelled||August 29, 2015||April 22, 2017|
|SmoshCast Highlight||Current||February 27, 2019||Moved to SmoshCast|
|Smosh is Bored||Cancelled||February 5, 2010||May 29, 2017|
|Smosh Lab||Cancelled||October 5, 2016||October 4, 2017|
|Smosh Pit Weekly||Cancelled
|April 23, 2011||August 22, 2015|
|August 19, 2017||March 3, 2018|
|Smosh's Seriously Super Stupid Sleepover||Cancelled||September 5, 2015||May 27, 2017|
|Squad Vlogs||Current||November 12, 2015||N/A|
|The Challenge Pit||Current||March 5, 2019||N/A|
|The Show w/ No Name!||Cancelled||October 4, 2016||December 25, 2018|
|This Week in Smosh||Cancelled||April 28, 2017||November 17, 2017|
|Try Not To Laugh Challenge||Current||November 1, 2018||N/A|
|Whoa! Nature Show||Cancelled||August 16, 2017||December 7, 2017|
|2 Truths 1 Lie||Cancelled||May 22, 2018||February 12, 2019|