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Kid President is the online persona of Robby Novak, a child YouTube star who creates videos for the Soul Pancake YouTube channel run by comedian Rainn Wilson. Kid President’s videos are often encouraging and inspirational.
Robby Novak and his brother-in-law Bradley Montague began tweeting through the Twitter account I Am Kid President in July of 2012. On October 4th, 2012, YouTube channel Soul Pancake run by actor Rainn Wilson, published a video titled “Meet Kid President” which introduced Novak’s character who has catchphrases such as “If it doesn’t make the world a better place, don’t do it” and “I’m not in a party. I am a party." As of August 2014, the video has gained over 500,000 views.
On January 24th, 2013, Soul Pancake published a video titled “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You” which featured Novak giving upbeat advice ending the video by suggesting viewers “create something that makes the world more awesome.” The video was featured on the Ted Talk website the following month, where it gained over 680,000 views as of August 2014. The original video gained over 33.3 million views as of August 2014, and is the channel’s most popular video.
On April 4th, 2013, Soul Pancake published a video titled “Kid President meets the President of the United States of America” which showed Novak visiting the White House and meeting with President Obama. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 6 million views.
On June 21st, 2014, Kid President’s television series, Kid President: Declaration of Awesome premiered on the Hub Network. On June 6th, Soul Pancake uploaded a promotional video for the show, within two months it gained over 40,000 views. As of August 19th, eight episodes of the series have aired.
Social Media Presence
As of August 2014, Kid President’s Facebook page has gained over 170,000 likes and his Twitter account has gained over 210,000 followers. His Instagram account has gained over 110,000 followers.