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  • He's tapping out part of this like the people quit sometimes.

  • Hey, what's going on?

  • Everybody for first we feast.

  • I'm Sean Evans and you're watching hot ones.

  • It's the show with hot questions, even hotter wings.

  • And today I'm joined by Casey Neistat.

  • He's a YouTube juggernaut technologist and filmmaker with clout through the roof.

  • But the whole house of cards could come crashing down today if the man taps out before explain that Graham Casey.

  • Welcome to the show.

  • Definitely gonna tap out before explaining that.

  • Graham, how are you with hot food?

  • I guess not.

  • Good.

  • Not good.

  • Not good.

  • I'm ready.

  • I'm sites have been training a little bit, but I'm not Well, I gotta get going.

  • Nervous?

  • We're ready for anything in my entire life.

  • All right, So this 1st 1 is Valentina.

  • I'm starting on the same side here.

  • Yeah, Yes, yes, Yes.

  • Like you'd read a book.

  • Not one to start on the wrong side.

  • Understood?

  • I know I fucked up life.

  • This knife this is like somebody give me a nice warm hug.

  • Someone to start by taking it back to the pre vlog days when you were working as a dishwasher and what you've described.

  • There's a shitty seafood restaurant in southeast Connecticut.

  • What do you remember about that job?

  • Because kitchens aren't really known for having the healthiest work environments nose like the shittiest work environment.

  • And I always say that, like, if you don't know what you want to do in life, spend as much time as possible doing something fucking hate doing because my job is a pot washer.

  • So I'd have to scrub the bottom of huge sauce pot.

  • We could clam chowder.

  • When you do that 50 hours a week, you spent a lot of time thinking about what you wish you were doing.

  • So I say that like so much of my sort of ambitions in life, my goals and, like my dreams of life, were born from the bottom of that shitty chowder pot E just fucked up in eight number three sauce instead of the number two sauce.

  • You definitely fucked up.

  • What do we do?

  • Have to cancel the whole shoot?

  • No, no.

  • Turn everything off.

  • I think it's an interchangeable sort of life.

  • Not like I went from 2 to 10.

  • Right, Right, right, 3 to 2.

  • Maintaining eye contact and I skipped away.

  • You got a little fancy, got a little cocky out there.

  • That was It does, because that's a strong too right there.

  • So you've stacked almost two billion views, eight million subscribers and created a genre all your own.

  • But I imagine that the accomplishment that your perhaps most proud of is getting the mayor of New York to discuss biker lane laws after doing a video fighting that ticket.

  • So I had a ticket for not riding the bike lane, but often they're obstructions that keep you from probably riding the bike on.

  • I wonder if someone who's often thumb their nose at authority.

  • Does that video in particular hold a special place in your heart?

  • Yeah, you know, like that bike lanes.

  • But he always say, I made X is really pissed off.

  • I got a ticket for for something I shouldn't have gotten a ticket for.

  • I used my video camera and YouTube as a way of sort of speaking out against that of expressing my frustration, and in the end, I kind of got some retribution.

  • So, like, it brings you back to my teenage years, and I was always in trouble in school, but nobody ever listened to me.

  • You know, you do a lot of insane things in your videos, whether it's, you know, hanging from a drone or skateboarding behind a Lamborghini and all those chutes.

  • When were you most fearful for your life?

  • Like last year for Christmas, when we built the only drone in the world that could carry a human being and had me 200 feet in the air?

  • Had a microphone on those directing my cameramen and the drone operator so you'd listen to the audio.

  • It's not a fearful when I'm literally screaming.

  • Higher, higher, higher Brett, are you getting the shot?

  • So as long as your brain somewhere else like that stuff doesn't really spooked me so much when I'm the director, my focus on getting shot more so than it is preservation of life so you can make a case now that bloggers are the voice of the people, and nowhere is that more apparent than in your approach to food.

  • Whether it's chasing down, carry out with lucky charms or grilled cheese, days are very diplomatic and dining.

  • Someone hit you with a quick food rapidfire of all your globetrotting adventures What's the international fast food menu item that stands out in Singapore, and I think they have this all over Asia.

  • But McDonald's has their hot up pies instead of filled up with delicious cinnamon apple goo, it's full up with this fluorescent tero, Taro Gu.

  • I don't know what terror or Taro is.

  • It it wasn't you're eating a deep fried sock filled up with purple goo That is not my go to, but that's one that really stands out in international fast.

  • What's the most underrated food specialty from Connecticut?

  • Steamed cheeseburgers?

  • Absolutely not.

  • Most underrated food item from Connecticut is a thing called Connecticut style lobster rolls.

  • Connecticut style is the grilled Bundy.

  • They just take lobster meat.

  • They put butter over it.

  • It's the most amazing thing that Connecticut has ever yielded since that was the victim.

  • McMillian.

  • It was the Constitution of the Declaration of Independence that came from Connecticut.

  • There are eight people in this room, and none of them are that smart, and none of them were that smart.

  • It's one of the greatest contributions that Connecticut has ever made.

  • The world is the Connecticut style lobster roll.

  • This is a sleeper, isn't it?

  • Well, yeah, lingers okay.

  • And as somebody who's stacked views against changing platforms and algorithms, I wonder how you think the viral video has evolved since the Kimbo slice days.

  • Fire ality usedto have a little bit more authenticity to it, and now, by reality, is much more hackable.

  • There's a whole logger movement right now on what these bloggers do is they create hip hop videos that are typically distracts, and these are individuals with no background in music at all, and they create these songs that take somebody else down.

  • The song was hugely viral for myriad reasons, and that is a way of sort of hacking the system to make something go viral.

  • We'll do 100 million views, and a lot of that would push over their channel.

  • It's a way to grow the channel, and then the whole network piles on top of that.

  • So I think that viral videos can be approached a little more systematically now, versus 8 10 years ago, which is like it had to be something that nobody had seen before.

  • If you're gonna start peace 1,000,000 together, a timeline for viral videos that you think we're may be game changers in the genre or watershed moments.

  • Where does your mind wander?

  • Justin TV, which Carolina Leigh decided broadcast entire life, I think, is really, really impressing.

  • At the time he was doing that, Reality TV was thes, really sculpted shows like The Real World, and I think that had a big part in leading into blogging.

  • And I think that blogging is now become the new norm as faras reality television.

  • I think that Gangnam style, when you think about success in music, even shifting away from other mediums like radio and things like that getting damn cell really brought that to you.

  • Two.

  • Been away.

  • Nothing had ever done before.

  • Uh, I'm completely lost train of thoughts.

  • Enough is really hot right now, Julia lingering.

  • You're not doing this cell, but, no.

  • Were you a wing guy before the show?

  • I mean, who isn't at some level, whatever, but like at this point, like, you know, it's hard for me to even look at a chicken wing.

  • I wouldn't know it.

  • It really look like you're enjoying yourself.

  • I'm blessed to have this like goofball job, like this cartoon existence that I have going but remind myself about every single morning, by the way.

  • All right, Casey.

  • So have recurring segment on our show called.

  • Explain that, Graham.

  • We do a deep dive on our guest instagram pull interesting pictures that need more context.

  • So I'll show you the picture, and then you just tell me the bigger threat.

  • That sound good.

  • Laptop.

  • Please.

  • Let the record show New laptop.

  • Four years with the company.

  • Finally got an air.

  • That's like a two year old model.

  • Yeah.

  • Bye, Casey.

  • First things first Met Gala with Carly claws.

  • I was very uncomfortable there, so I just hung out on the red carpet.

  • I don't think I'll ever be invited back.

  • Just let me be totally clear on that.

  • Ms.

  • Wintour, if you're seeing this, I would appreciate another invitation.

  • But I respect if if I've been managed for life ever like wandering around side like a little kid with my camera.

  • Like trying to find stuff to film.

  • But it's like Tim fill.

  • Most people know where Taylor Swift walk by me would like her failings of security.

  • Just like giving this stink face at a camera on May.

  • And they have these long banisters and the net and there's like nobody.

  • Will it do whatever you want, Get the model Smoking cigarettes in the bathroom Sounds like sliding down the banister just for shits and giggles.

  • And at the end of tumbled off, fell landed out.

  • Derek Peters feet.

  • No, this one's nuts.

  • This is nuts, and that's very riel.

  • So I moved to New York City like June 1st or something like that.

  • UM, 2001.

  • My three months sub lease was up September 1 2001 so I moved on to a friend's couch, which was It's like one block on the meat.

  • The World Trade Center's I got out of there after the first plane hit and actually was knocked off my bike.

  • When the second plane hits, a writer needs following to breathe the whole thing, but my apartment was destroyed and I had nothing.

  • So they had shut off everything, having south of Canal Street the next day, and it literally had Humvees they couldn't penetrate.

  • So I I put on like a contractor vests and a helmet, and I went down there and said I was a contractor so they'd let me by and I could break into my old apartment to get clothes, and that picture is a picture of me on my way to breaking into my apartment.

  • All right, this next one is dirty dicks.

  • Very aggressive brand name.

  • There's cookies here.

  • No, we get him from a carry out joint.

  • But I would like to point out, you know, we used to have bad wings and they used to be kind of cold.

  • And when it was cold, people and the like, they freak out, freak out so mad at us.

  • It's like sacrilege, right?

  • Yeah, but you know, it's logistically kind of complicated to, like, do this.

  • Whatever, cause, you know, like every heat, get reheat.

  • Um, and then it's like you, Mike people you like people like whatever.

  • Like, I was 25 minutes late, right?

  • Lots of variables.

  • And people are not forgiving.

  • They don't give you a long leash on that, But we have done a lot to ensure that and turn that around.

  • And now we're serving up restaurant quality wings, usually a bit on the warmer side, sometimes even off in hot.

  • And not one compliment.

  • No one has ever pat us on the back</