Originally, Ray William Johnson hosted a show called "Capitol Hill Gangsta" in which he discussed current political issues with a twist of humor. Around February of 2009, however, Ray dramatically altered the focus of the show. This is because a few businessmen had interest in Johnson's potential, but they were afraid that his political theme would hinder his popularity. Thus, =3 was born. The name comes from the popular emoticon, =3, which viewers would often leave on his CHG videos. Ray did not know that =3 was meant to show affection, and he took it as a symbol for sideways testicles. Before changing the show to “=3” Johnson would often sign off his Capitol Hill Gangsta videos by saying "testicles!”
His current show, =3, follows the format of typical viral video web shows, such as Vh1's Web Junk 20 and Comedy Central's Tosh.0, but with his own unique spin to the concept. He engages his audience (whom he calls "forum") and asks them to send in video "Comments/Questions of the Day" to which his viewers respond with hilarious answers. At the end of each video, he shows a few of the aforementioned answers from previous C/QotD. The first 3 minutes of his video usually consists of him showing a few viral videos (usually 3) and comments on them, often dubbing over the original videos with funny voices for exaggeration.
Aside from his main account, Johnson has a daily vlog account, BreakingNYC. Johnson used to have a music group called Fatty Spins, with whom he recorded his well-known song, "Doin' Your Mom," which is used in every =3 video.
Guy #1: Did you see the new RayWilliamJohnson episode?
Guy #2: No, I was in the hospital.... My mother has squaids :(
Guy #3: Did you hear what sxephil said about RayWilliamJohnson? How low can you go?
Guy #4: Yeah, he's only pissed 'cause Ray beat him to 1 million subscribers.
Also known to feed memes from 2006 to his viewers, as if we don't have enough 12 year old faggots running around screaming "FAKE AND GAY."
The videos he steals, on the contrary, are absolutely hilarious.
Oh yeah, stole the phrase "fake and gay," which is not surprising at all.
Intellectual: No, because I have more than one brain cell, and don't support theifs who are as funny as a turd...
Reformed Idiot: I have been enlightened. I will never watch that pathetic excuse for a human again!
Noob: Thumbs up if RWJ brought you he--... wait?
FakeCamWhore: Hmmm bored, any guys wanna chat?
Person with sense: I don't watch shit.
If your brain is fried and have absolutely no aspirations in life, then watch his videos. Also, play Minecraft and watch other mind-destroying channels, such as pwediepie.
It is truly sad to know this is the most popular channel on YouTube.
Non-blob: *Feels mind being reduced into a zombie state after watching*
Blob: Also my minecraft house is better than yours! Hahahaha
Ray also has an alternate "vlogging" channel, called BreakingNYC. In that channel, Ray record parts of his daily life.
Ray was in a group: FattySpins, in which he and the other members put together catchy songs with a comedic edge. Most popular: Doin' Your Mom.
Ray lives in New York, and attends college.
Ray William Johnson is a very talented, very busy (seemingly), very funny dude who is on his way to bigger and better things. I expect to see him on TV soon.
Phil: "Ray William Johnson AKA pure awesomeness."
Phil: "Well, you have to admit he DOES have more talent than most of these so-called "stars" today."
Mike: "True. But he's not stupid, he's actually entertaining, his show is stimulating, and I don't feel completely retarded after watching his videos. That's not like the other Youtubers!"
Mike: "Two camels in a tiny car!"