Try Not To Laugh Challenge is a series that airs primarily on Smosh Pit as a part of Squad Vlogs. Two types of challenge have been featured: the Video Challenge and the Hot Seat Challenge, with the video challenge featuring on Smosh is Bored and Game Bang and the Hot Seat Challenge featuring as a part of Squad Vlogs and once as a Game Bang. The video challenge was released on December 19, 2016 and the Hot Seat Challenge series debuted on March 23, 2017. On November 1, 2018, the challenge officially became its own series.

Video Challenge


The video challenge has the players watch a series of videos and attempt to stop themselves from laughing. The person who laughs the least is the winner.



No. (in Series)

Show Name Length Released Guests
1 Smosh is Bored TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 11:43 December 19, 2016 -
2 Smosh Game Bang WWE Superstars Try Not To Laugh? 17:00 August 18, 2017 Mickie James, Rhyno, Gentleman Jack Gallagher & Cesaro
3 SmoshVentures TRY NOT TO LAUGH FOR $$$ 5:11 May 26, 2018 The Public

Hot Seat Challenge


In the first newer Try Not To Laugh Challenge episode, the Smosh Squad confirmed that the game they were playing was actually called "Hot Seat". In this version, one player sits in the "hot seat" and fills their mouth with water; their objective is to keep it in their mouth for the full time limit of thirty seconds. The remaining players take it in turns to try and make the player in the hot seat laugh; they "win" if they make the player spit out (or swallow) the water within the time limit.

Squad Vlog Episodes

These videos aired as a part of either Squad Vlogs or Game Bang until November 1, 2018.

No. (in Series)

Show Name Length Released Guests
1 Squad Vlog TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 2 (Squad Vlogs) 17:35 March 23, 2017 -
2 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 3 (Squad Vlogs) 16:38 November 16, 2017 Damien
3 Smosh Game Bang Try Not To Laugh: Christmas Special 24:06 December 22, 2017 Smosh Games Crew (with Shayne & Courtney)
4 Squad Vlog TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 4 (Squad Vlogs) 15:53 February 22, 2018 -
5 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 5 w/ GUS JOHNSON 16:38 March 27, 2018 Gus Johnson
6 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 6 w/ THE VALLEYFOLK (Squad Vlogs) 18:26 April 22, 2018 Steve Zaragoza & Lee Newton
7 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 7 w/ THE BATH BOYS 20:00 May 31, 2018 The Bath Boys (Peter & Tyler)
8 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 8 w/ Ian 12:44 June 28, 2018 Ian
9 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 9 w/ DAMIEN 16:14 July 26, 2018 Damien
10 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 10 w/ GUS JOHNSON 12:53 August 16, 2018 Gus Johnson
12 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 12 w/ JUJIMUFU 16:33 October 11, 2018 Jujimufu & Mari

Series Episodes

As of November 1, 2018, Try Not To Laugh Challenge became its own series on Smosh Pit, with Ian becoming a regular instead of a guest. Damien became an official regular on April 30, 2019. Tommy became an official regular on February 4, 2020.

No. (in Series)

Name Length Released Guests
13 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 13 w/ JOE BERETA 13:33 November 1, 2018 Joe Bereta
14 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 14 w/ THE BATH BOYS 17:41 November 27, 2018 The Bath Boys (Tyler & Kurt)
15 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 15 10:02 December 18, 2018 -
16 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 16 16:11 January 8, 2019 -
17 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 17 w/ THE VALLEYFOLK 18:26 February 27, 2019 Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan, Lee Newton & Steve Zaragoza
18 TRY NOT TO LAUGH 18 w/ ZACHARY LEVI 13:29 March 19, 2019 Damien, Joe Bereta, Matt Raub & Zachary Levi
19 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 19 15:03 April 2, 2019 Damien
20 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 20 w/ GUS JOHNSON 15:49 April 16, 2019 Damien & Gus Johnson
21 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 21 - THE GAUNTLET 13:06 April 30, 2019 Tommy Bowe
22 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 22 w/ RHETT & LINK 21:12 May 14, 2019 Rhett and Link
24 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 24 w/ THE TRY GUYS 24:05 June 11, 2019 The Try Guys
25 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 25 w/ VINE LEGENDS Christine Sydelko and Chrish 19:58 June 25, 2019 Christine Sydelko & Chrish
26 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 26 - APOCALYPSE GAUNTLET PT. 1 10:28 July 30, 2019 Mari, Tommy, Jovenshire, Wes, Kimmy & Lasercorn
29 TRY NOT TO LAUGH CHALLENGE 29 w/ FUNHAUS 19:31 September 10, 2019 Funhaus
30 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 30 - THE DUEL 15:28 September 24, 2019 -
31 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 31 w/ Macaulay Culkin 18:08 October 8, 2019 Macaulay Culkin
32 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 32 25:23 October 22, 2019 -
33 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 33 w/ WWE's New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) 20:52 November 19, 2019 Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston
34 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 34 - w/ So Random! (Allisyn Ashley Arm & Matthew Scott Montgomery) 17:44 November 26, 2019 Allisyn Ashley Arm & Matthew Scott Montgomery
35 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 35 - Gauntlet w/ Our CREW! 12:01 December 10, 2019 Chris M, Garrett, Matt, Monica, Kevin, Sarah, Tim, Tommy
36 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 36 - THE DUEL RETURNS 14:02 December 24, 2019 Kimmy Jimenez
37 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 37 w/ The Valleyfolk 21:13 January 7, 2020 Elliott Morgan, Joe Bereta, Steve Zaragoza
38 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 38 w/ Tom Lennon 21:38 January 21, 2020 Thomas Lennon & Jack Henry Robbins
39 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 39 - PROP TART! 18:02 February 4, 2020 -
40 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 40 w/ CallMeCarson 21:43 February 18, 2020 CallMeCarson, Ted Nivison & Slimecicle
41 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 41 w/ Critical Role 19:28 March 3, 2020 Matthew Mercer and Sam Riegel
42 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 42 w/ Flula 19:34 March 17, 2020 Flula
43 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 43 w/ The Bath Boys 17:05 March 31, 2020 The Bath Boys (Kurt & Tyler)
44 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 44 - LIVE from Australia! 12:55 April 14, 2020 -
45 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 45 w/ Brock Baker 22:29 April 28, 2020 Brock Baker
46 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 46 w/ Gus Johnson 22:57 May 12, 2020 Gus Johnson and Sven Johnson
47 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 47 - At Home Edition! 17:40 May 26, 2020 -
48 Try Not To Laugh Challenge 48 - Musical Edition 14:58 June 23, 2020 -


  • Courtney is the only member of the Smosh Family to have appeared in every Hot Seat Challenge, up until episode 32.
    • A full list of appearances can be found here.
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