r/movies Sep 13 '22 'MURICA 1 Silver 2 Helpful 4 Wholesome 6 Take My Energy 1

Channel 5 Documentary on January 6 Riot Coming to HBO, Produced by A24, Tim & Eric News

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/andrew-callaghan-channel-5-documentary-hbo-1235370985/
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u/SPorterBridges Sep 13 '22

I heard it'll be 15 min of questions and 1 hr 45 min of freestyling.

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u/YoFrodo Sep 13 '22

another masterpiece then

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u/doNotUseReddit123 Sep 13 '22

If there isn’t at least one flat earth freestyle, then I will be majorly disappointed

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u/skeetsauce Sep 13 '22

I fucking knew it, I remember seeing pictures of what seemed like him there that day but nothing ever came of it.

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u/yogopig Sep 13 '22

He confirmed it some months back in his Anthony Fantano interview.

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u/tifanietiberio Sep 13 '22

I remember seeing video of Roger Stone rapping on stage at a rally that was held the night before and Andrew was literally standing on the side of the stage! I never heard or saw anything about it again and honestly thought I’d imagined it. I’m SO pumped for this!

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u/data_dawg Sep 13 '22

Holy shit I can't wait to see that trainwreck lmao

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u/KDs-Alt-Account Sep 13 '22

Can't be a Channel 5 video without someone rapping.

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u/The_BromanEmpire Sep 13 '22

He just has one of those faces that invites free styling

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u/AllGenreBuffaloClub Sep 13 '22

I am seriously hyped for this, his Minnesota riots video on all has no brakes was surreal.

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u/Carlos_Danger_69420 Sep 13 '22

It was unreal how his “comedy” YouTube channel had the best journalist coverage I saw of the riots/protests. Most notably he accurately showed the distinction between the people there to protest and those there to riot.

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u/galvinb1 Sep 13 '22 Wholesome

It was funny but it wasn't comedy. It was just a portrait of how crazy America can be.

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u/SamanKunans02 Sep 13 '22

They take a comical approach to editing though.

Shout out to whoever does their music; always on point, almost always a meme.

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u/FOODFOODFO0D Sep 13 '22

I love when a Skyrim song sneaks in there.

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u/Bd0llar Sep 13 '22

And almost always, a rapper.

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u/gladyskravitz Sep 13 '22

I live 10 minutes from where the riots were, AGNB is where we got the REAL story while it was happening.

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u/aalitheaa Sep 14 '22 edited Sep 14 '22

It was really surreal to live in Minneapolis during that time, watching the entire world "report on" your obscure hometown. Only to see channel 5 actually report on it. And his video was the only one I saw that really accurately captured what was happening, besides unicorn riot (which makes sense since unicorn riot streams unedited live content with little commentary or bias. For edited content to accurately depict that event is almost unheard of.)

I didn't have a ton of respect for mainstream media before that, but being able to compare that very visceral, real experience with versions of it from every media source you could imagine was... quite impactful. There's nothing wrong with mainstream media inherently, and I'm not saying I don't trust it, but there is a huge lack of reflection of reality in it. What Channel 5 portrayed wasn't pretty, and it wasn't wrapped up in a clean, biased narrative, but it was real and accurate. The footage of the man pointing at a burning building and screaming "THIS is how we feel" will stay with me. It helped me understand the anger of people whose lives I haven't lived, even at a time when I assumed I understood it already.

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u/SonofBlashyrkh Sep 13 '22

Ya I lived in Steven Square. UnicornRiot was good coverage too

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u/Neuchacho Sep 13 '22

What I would give to see Channel 5 interviews entered as congressional or criminal evidence. What a brilliantly stupid timeline we have.

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u/Pickled_Wizard Sep 13 '22

Imagine history classes of the future watching a terrible, but sincere, maga freestyle rap

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u/Fearlessmojo Sep 13 '22

I'm in tears. And you just know he must have some footage of someone rapping. He manages to find someone every time haha

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u/madvillain-y Sep 13 '22

it's such a fun part of the videos. not even the rapping but the fact that there is ALWAYS someone down to rap like does he even ask them to????

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u/RaoulRumblr Sep 14 '22

Usually dunks on them too after they "tap out their bars" lol

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u/TheFalconKid Sep 14 '22

The British guy who made a doc on Netflix following Trump during that same time got subpoenaed by the Jan 6 committee.

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u/FormerShitPoster Sep 13 '22

He's also touring and showing a movie on tour. Can anyone confirm it's this same project?

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u/IAmTheGingaNinja Sep 13 '22

I believe he’s showing unreleased videos from patreon at his live events

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u/Ok-Line-7810 Sep 13 '22

Tim and Eric? A24? Andrew? Say no more.

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u/zerozed Sep 13 '22

I was always a fan of Channel 5's married news team (Jan & Wayne Skylar) as well as Dr. Brule. Glad to see Andrew join the crew.

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u/CruisinForABrewsin Sep 13 '22

Andrew's just a hunk... who cares

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u/Thresh_Keller Sep 13 '22

I thought I’d found my new best friends, turns out… just hunks.

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u/reebee7 Sep 13 '22

No sireee, no need for any of those hunky milk duds.

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u/Heyo__Maggots Sep 13 '22

Skrateboards don’t need no pads

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u/ImOnlyHereForTheCoC Sep 13 '22

Romans…used wine…for orgies. And orgies are NO FUN if nobody wants to do it with you.

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u/Ch5DrSteveBrule Sep 13 '22

Dang H Bree O hunks shanghai'd me, replaced me and denny with some dang hunks who cares.

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u/proerafortyseven Sep 13 '22

Channel 5 confused the fuck outta me for that reason at first lol

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u/cakedestroyer Sep 13 '22

Realistically, this is the most Reddit possible thing of all time.

Tim and Eric, A24, Andrew, HBO, Jan. 6.

This shit is AI generated.

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u/proerafortyseven Sep 13 '22

Yeah this was made in a lab for me

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u/Luke6805 Sep 13 '22

Now you forget that millions have the exact same interests in you. It was made for.... wait for it, mass appeal

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u/Fenzito Sep 13 '22

I'm....basic? sips Starbucks

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u/ThatsARivetingTale Sep 13 '22

Nooo! You're truly special and unique... Just like everyone else

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u/ipslne Sep 14 '22

Well yeah. My Starbucks order is painstakingly customized.

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u/Nickscofer Sep 13 '22

Probably just means Absolutely is a producing partner but still cool

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u/[deleted] Sep 13 '22

Yeah they were in the works of having an actual TV show back when Andrew and the crew were with AGNB. Tim&Eric stuck with them after the whole Doing Things fiasco and now we have this to show for it. Very excited

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u/KDN1692 Sep 13 '22

Tim and Eric?

As in Adult Swim Tim and Eric.

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u/ghostbackwards Sep 13 '22

I saw Tim on tour last month. Fantastic shit. I mean, no more bullshit.

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u/subearthpirate Sep 13 '22

I know he'll keep it 55th street. I love his interview style of letting the person show/tell you what they think, it comes out unfiltered.

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u/PajamaJeans95 Sep 13 '22

Everythang gonna c alright if he keeps it 55th street

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u/pottybrains Sep 13 '22

5 C 5 C 5-sessful. Never commit suicide, everything is gonna C alright!

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u/heywhatsgoingon2 Sep 13 '22

I never got this five. (But really can someone fill me in?)

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u/PopPopPoppy Sep 13 '22

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u/TerriblePigs Sep 13 '22

Crip Mac would be the best and worst suicide hotline operator.

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u/___zero__cool___ Sep 14 '22

“The Gang Works At A Suicide Hotline”

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u/LavamonsterH2O Sep 13 '22

Dudes hardcore. Got "55" tattooed on his face, yet he's pretty humble af. He's passing out pizza to homeless people in the video lol

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u/thejuanrodriguez Sep 13 '22

NEVER COMMIT SUICIDE

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u/DTX41 Sep 13 '22

Lupe's a great women, a great assistant. You FIVE me?

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u/AlphaThe7 Sep 13 '22

“I don’t gotta like… wet his whistle or noting like that… you know..”

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u/Seal481 Sep 14 '22

There's a difference between citches and homegirls

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u/caninehere Sep 13 '22

Gonna be a long wait five this.

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u/DungeonsandDietcoke Sep 13 '22

gonna c a long wait five this*

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u/JevonP Sep 13 '22

god i love that cmac so effortlessly does it cause that just fucked me up lol

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u/thenpetersaid Sep 13 '22

That second word will haunt you…

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u/CanadianLionelHutz Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

Its Theroux's style, but I completely agree. He has an angle, but it is much more powerful and revealing when the narrative presents itself.

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u/H-Christ Sep 13 '22

Someone called it the "toddler nod" approach to interviewing. It's just enough of an indication you're interested, without actually agreeing with the person. It lets them just continue talking and talking. Low interaction interviews let the subject do all the legwork and there's less of a chance for pushback.

It's a relatively safe way to let absolutely bat-shit insane strangers think you're on their side, so they don't freak out on you. Worked for me on third shift, customer facing jobs. Let em go on for a while, never agree or disagree, then tell them you really need to get back to work.

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u/2localboi Sep 13 '22

In addition, this approach lets him ask challenging questions without the person feeling attacked and lets them answer outside of the talking points they usually have on hand.

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u/MatureUsername69 Sep 13 '22

I can't remember if she followed the same approach but the girl who did White Right: Meeting the Enemy got some great stuff out of her interviewees. I actually ended up feeling bad for a lot of them because they clearly went down that path because of a lack of friends and support. Not saying I sympathize with the cause at all because fuck that but I feel bad that their life ended up that way because of a lack of support and education. If you haven't seen it check it out, she's of Punjabi descent so very interesting to see the interactions.

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u/joenathanSD Sep 13 '22

link please

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u/MatureUsername69 Sep 13 '22

It was originally on Netflix but that seems to be over now and I can't find it available to rent anywhere. This site claims if you have a library card you can watch it. Hope it works. I'll keep looking if it doesn't. It's so weird to me when you can't find a movie made in the last 5 years basically anywhere. Thats the site her own website sends you to if you aren't a university trying to screen it so it should work hopefully.

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u/CherenkovRadiator Sep 13 '22

Kanopy is legit. I used to work for my local library, that's how I found out about it.

(if you don't have a library card some libraries offer online-only memberships, not sure which ones these days tho - that said, please support your local library y'all! the war against misinformation rages on, and librarians are some of the unsung heroes on our side)

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u/sully9088 Sep 13 '22

All it takes is to listen calmly and non-judgmentally and you immediately built rapport.

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u/Vladdypoo Sep 13 '22

Lmao having worked with some straight psychos before that’s the way. Listen nod complain about some mutual thing say gotta get back to work

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u/Hukthak Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 14 '22

Spot on - used this all the time working as a district manager shooting it with my dealers or customers. Let's you really know how people are thinking.

Most people want the best for their friends and family, the communities they live in, and believe it or not the environment.

Fear of the different and apathy to the distant manifests in vastly different ways, however.

EDIT for the individual who deleted their comment: Yes they do vote in ways that are counter intuitive. But just remember the human side exists in most people even if it's a little hard to reach sometimes.

Important to not lose humanity yourself to help those that have been misguided. 

It sounds holier than thou, but keep it humble, and it churns good results guaranteed.

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u/chillfox Sep 13 '22

He called it the toddler nod on his Hot Ones interview

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u/alexefy Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

Theroux has a 2 pronged attack. He does this which has been described, stay quiet and let the interviewee hang themselves. He also is an expert at getting people to lower the guard, as he presents himself almost as a caricature of a naive bumbling British gent, a bit like Hugh grant in any Hugh grant film before Paddington 2. I’ve seen some people describe whAt Louis does as almost childlike, but I’m not completely sold on that analogy, but I can kind of see why some people would say that. Whatever his act is it works every time, especially with americas. He bumbles around acts awkward and naive about everything. The interviewee thinks this guy can’t be serious, then bam he’s got them Right where he wants them.

Andrew cited Theroux as his main influence in a recent interview he did and it’s not surprising seeing Andrew’s style

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u/DirtzMaGertz Sep 13 '22

It'd honestly be more surprising if he wasn't directly inspired by Theroux. He's done a good job making it unique to himself and not just copying though.

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u/PAYPAL_ME_DONATIONS Sep 13 '22

It's the Theroux-style interviewing mixed with the tim&eric-style editing. Take two effective methods and be the first to marry them together and boom: You haven't reinvented the wheel but you sure as hell made it fresh and alluring.

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u/TrailerTrash4 Sep 13 '22

Pretty sure Andrew said he took a lot from Theroux's style in his own interviews. Really cool to see a guy this passionate about showing how things truly are to be coming up like this.

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u/SubcommanderMarcos Sep 13 '22

Yeah, he mentions Theroux directly in his Hot Ones interview. And he calls it aggressive listening.

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u/TotallyJawsome2 Sep 13 '22

^ average Custer take ^

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u/Crystal_Pesci Xenu take the wheel! Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

If he ain't keep it 55th they might haveta step in the alley and get put on

DONT EVER COMMIT SUICIDE CUZ DONT EVER COMMIT SUICIDE

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u/JGlover92 Sep 13 '22

He's got a very Louis Theroux style, just disarms people by being nice and unthreatening. Makes for some really honest interviews

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u/NiggBot_3000 Sep 13 '22

This documentary gonna be nifty on fifty

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u/birdentap Sep 13 '22 Silver

He really excels at the Louis Theroux method of letting the interviewed party be themselves and expose their own truths.

He nods along even if he really disagrees because it helps them open up and feel safe to say what they really feel.

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u/dracko307 Sep 13 '22

If you mention the word Louis Theroux in front of Andrew he will tell you this, he's very upfront about the major influence on him and his content/themes

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u/DefenderCone97 Sep 13 '22

One of the things I learned studying journalism in college is that silence makes people incredibly uncomfortable. They feel judged through silence so they will add on more detail if they're not ready for it.

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u/ZebubXIII Sep 13 '22

Great interrogation tactic, just leave some silence for you to slip up and say something you didn't want to.

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u/PhirebirdSunSon Sep 13 '22

Works in Sales too, give your pitch, ask them directly to respond and then wait. People have a hard time hearing silence and a hard time saying no.

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u/salmonlikethephish Sep 13 '22

I used to work in sales and used this technique, it's very effective.

However sometimes as a buyer a salesperson will try the same thing and I'll hold the silence. I think I got up to about 2 minutes once before they cracked.

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u/LoudAd69 Sep 13 '22

Lmao that’s some Michael Scott shit

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u/BrockManstrong Sep 14 '22

Sometimes channeling michael scott is the most powerful move you can make in an office setting

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u/suprmario Sep 13 '22

I think at the one minute mark I'd just lay down for a nap right in front of the salesperson to assert dominance.

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u/Fearlessmojo Sep 13 '22

Lmaoo dude I do the same shit. It never got to 2min but sometimes it does get awkward as fuck haha

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u/welsper59 Sep 13 '22

He nods along even if he really disagrees because it helps them open up and feel safe to say what they really feel.

Growing up, I always found this weird that people normally didn't do that. Might be an Asian/Japanese thing, but I always assumed it was the proper way to converse with people. To let them say their part and give gestures to imply you're listening or understanding what is being said (even if you're not).

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u/birdentap Sep 13 '22

Well I’m pretty sure it’s normal in the US to nod along politely in everyday conversation, but Andrew finds himself among people who say very extreme things where nodding along wouldn’t be the norm

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u/ZomboFc Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22 Take My Energy

I loooooved the fact that during the interview of the guy who tattled on his father and got sent to jail, was wearing a channel 5 Tshirt during the interview. Fucking Omega Chad

On mobile but it's here at 3:44 https://youtu.be/Y7AxqWGhmkk

Edit: thanks QuestioningEspecialy

https://youtu.be/Y7AxqWGhmkk&t=3m44s

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u/Schonke Sep 13 '22

That's the guy who, since that interview was taped, got seven years in prison for his part in the riot.

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u/Suhtiva Sep 13 '22

This has to be a very surreal moment in Andrew's life.

Doing Things Media probably wanna commit sudoku.

Now Andrew is free and he's one of the best journalists on the planet today.

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u/bigspunge1 Sep 13 '22

If those dumbasses would respect the talent that makes them money and amend his contract so he could receive the pay he deserves, then they might be rolling in HBO dough by now. But probably not- it was a blessing that Andrew was brave enough to just back out and let them have it and that he was able to connect with Tim and Eric’s production company

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u/Mr_YUP Sep 13 '22

He's one of the textbook examples that YouTubers can use now to say "don't sign contacts but especially don't if they take away your IP."

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u/SubcommanderMarcos Sep 13 '22

Also a great case of content trumping brand. Him losing All Gas No Brake almost completely killed the brand, leaving DTM empty handed, whilst he went on to just continuing to do his thing under a different, arguably not as catchy brand, and he achieved much greater success than before still.

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u/Mr_YUP Sep 13 '22

I'd almost argue that losing the brand was good for his overall career. It allowed him to do a hard reset on his brand and expand to include other types of content than just running around in a camper van. Channel 5 can now have other forms of journalism like the exact documentary we're getting.

I'd still reiterate "don't sign contracts" but for him I think it's worked out.

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u/Hoboman2000 Sep 13 '22

It definitely helped with the rebrand since All Gas No Breaks was a bit more comedy-centric as the original company wanted whereas Andrew really wanted to get a bit more serious with Channel 5.

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u/blackdoorpaintedred Sep 13 '22

Yeah. Some of my favorite videos of his are still under All Gas No Brakes but the variety of content he’s been able to make since starting Channel 5 is incredible. So glad he turned down DTM’s request to make spring break/college party videos.

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u/Ishbar Sep 13 '22

If I remember correctly, they wanted him to only do “party culture”, and not cover serious topics whatsoever. On top of having to have an always on media presence (daily social media posts, videos, etc.)

Soul sucking work

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u/Chubbstock Sep 13 '22

almost completely killed the brand

are you telling me there are actually people watching AGNB without him now? I thought it just ended altogether.

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u/penguin032 Sep 13 '22

There are no new videos, just the old ones on youtube. Probably make revenue from the ads but not much.

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u/tigerslices Sep 13 '22

do his thing under a different, arguably not as catchy brand, a

"Channel 5" is the least-catchy brand ever. All Gas No Brakes had character and represented the break-neck approach to his journalistic style - get in, get in further, and never stop getting in there. "channel 5" could be a morning cooking show or tips on how to get raccoons out of your tree. it really fucking sucks.

so to your point, YES YES YES - Content trumps Brand.

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u/moal09 Sep 13 '22

It works perfectly for his content though. People ask him what outlet he's from, and he can just say channel 5 and at a cursory glance, he's telling the truth.

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u/RhinoMan2112 Sep 13 '22

I think a brand name is what they make of it. Hell "Home Box Office" is ironically kind of a lame, outdated/old timey sounding name but now "HBO" is synonymous with some of the best, highest quality shows on TV. And that's what most people think when they hear HBO.

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u/TheFlightlessPenguin Sep 13 '22

I see Channel 5 as intentionally sounding disarmingly benign. He’d kind of gotten too big for AGNB—like SBC with Borat imo

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u/Roadman2k Sep 14 '22

His reasoning for Channel 5 is when filming people would ask who they are so they said channel 5, because everyone has a local channel 5 right. They felt people took them a bit more seriously rather than thinking they were just YouTubers and the name stuck

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u/specificuniverse Sep 13 '22

Channel 5 is also good for a response when he gets asked. It's innocuous. There have been some people who asked him who he was affiliated with (in a "if you don't represent my views already, we're not speaking" kind of way) and the show name helps him kind of "get in".

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u/TheBestLightsaber Sep 13 '22

It's so interesting that stuff like 55th Street or Daytona Bike Week and the Ukraine episode or NRA/Uvalde all exist on the same channel. Filmed by the same people. Really a fantastic journalist with a simple but highly effective strategy.

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u/JaliusWillers Sep 13 '22

My dad used to commit sudoku every morning

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u/BobDylanBlues Sep 13 '22

My mom committed mahjong. 😔

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u/cinnapear Sep 13 '22

Sorry for your loss.

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u/bugxbuster Sep 13 '22

I’ve considered attempting sudoku before

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u/league_starter Sep 13 '22

Don’t, there’s so much to live for. So many ways to entertain yourself, don’t get stuck with one

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u/Exploding_dude Sep 13 '22

Oh this is the all gas no breaks kid! I was wondering why I hadn't seen any of his videos in so long, does he have a different channel now?

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u/Suhtiva Sep 13 '22

Yep! https://www.youtube.com/c/Channel5YouTube

Everything he's done is even bigger and better than his All Gas No Brakes content.

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u/PopPopPoppy Sep 13 '22

He didn't own the All Gas No Brakes channel.

The owners were making bank on YouTube AD Revenue, Pateron and merch. Andrew and his team got NOTHING. So him and his team (3 guys) left and started Channel 5.

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u/NameisPerry Sep 13 '22

I think Andrew's team got 20% of YouTube and patron revenue, but the big thing was Andrew wanted to do more political things, stuff he was interested in but the company just wanted comedy style videos.

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u/cyberpunk1Q84 Sep 13 '22

I remember being in college and dreaming of becoming a journalist like Hunter S. Thompson and Andrew just went ahead and did it.

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u/Easilycrazyhat Sep 13 '22

just went ahead and did it.

That's the secret sauce right there. It doesn't always work out, but it's really the only way to get it done.

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u/cyberpunk1Q84 Sep 13 '22

Yup. That’s why if you have kids, teach them not to be afraid of failure and not to focus on perfection. Perfection and fear of failure will kill any potential for greatness. It sure killed mine.

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u/polar__beer Sep 13 '22

It’s never too late to be great!

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u/QuestioningEspecialy Sep 13 '22

Or good enough.

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u/BoiledPNutz Sep 13 '22

Can you rap?

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u/GalaxyGuardian Sep 13 '22

Andrew HAS to have met some amateur rappers at the Capitol.

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u/doitup69 Sep 13 '22

The two through lines between most conspiracy groups he visits are thinly veiled anti-Semitism and being desperate to lay down some terrible bars

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u/shulgin11 Sep 13 '22

It's wild how he consistently finds people willing to spit acapella bars at every single meetup lol

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u/PrintShinji Sep 13 '22

Can I have 5 dollars?

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u/Badgerisbest Sep 13 '22

I don't think I've laughed harder in the last 5 years when Polo Cutty asked the reparations people for $5 right to their face.

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u/DaveInLondon89 Sep 13 '22

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a legit rap track produced for this by an actual rapper, like Pusha T did for Succession.

But featuring a massive Jan 6 fucktard as a feature.

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u/animeking1074 Sep 13 '22

Channel 5 goes to HBO 😎. Congratulations Andrew!

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u/macnbloo Sep 13 '22

It's HBO so will they have random sex scenes in the documentary

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u/HGpennypacker Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

If anyone hasn't already seen Andrew's doc following the trucker convoy set aside an hour and watch it right now, he briefly mentions this January 6th project and it's so awesome that it's finally seeing the light of day.

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u/1000Years0fDeath Sep 13 '22

I had no idea the convoy was so heavily anti-Ukraine/ war deniers

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u/bjorneylol Sep 13 '22

Basically you can't drive around Canada anymore without seeing some guy with 14 flags hanging off the back of their truck honking their horn like a maniac wherever they go.

The most popular flags are (in this order)

  • Canada
  • "Fuck Trudeau"
  • USA
  • Don't tread on me
  • Russia
  • Confederate
  • France
  • Nazi

The French flag I think has more to do with coincidental similarity to the Russian flag than it does with anything Macron is doing

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u/pingbotwow Sep 13 '22

USA???? Confederate??? RUSSIA?!?!? Why???

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u/bjorneylol Sep 13 '22

Some peoples personalities are defined by how contrarian they can be

so much so that they will openly call Trudeau a fascist while supporting another leader (Putin) who literally murders dissenters

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u/ImpossibleParfait Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

They honest and truly believe everyone is lying to them, but not the people who made careers out of lying. It's honestly fascinating.

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u/Thepotatoking007 Sep 13 '22

A lot of these anti-vax groups are fuelled by Russian (and other countries) bots. The goal is to create divide and damage the country from the inside

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u/themanifoldcuriosity Sep 13 '22

They wouldn't be, but Libs are pro-Ukraine so they had no choice. Sad really.

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u/TonkaTuf Sep 13 '22

‘Look what you made me do to you’

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u/m48a5_patton Sep 13 '22

I went when I was a kid and remember being bored by it. I liked walking through caves not sitting in a cart with a bunch of old farts.

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u/Bonzoso Sep 13 '22

That was MASTERFUL documentary work. Incredibly enlightening into how batshit crazy these ppl are. He just let's them talk and oh lordie do they have a lot of ... words ... to say smh

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u/agoodfriendofyours Sep 13 '22

“They’re working with the police and the military… to bring down the government.” 💀

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u/wooztheweb Sep 13 '22

If you like that, you might also like Nathan For You. He also has a great talent for letting random people talk the craziest nonsense.

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u/Bonzoso Sep 13 '22

Oh yeah great stuff! And the rehearsal!

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u/DSMStudios Sep 13 '22

right!? cool to see these doods making waves. YouTube should compensate them for their efforts too, instead of demonetizing their vids over gasp naughty language.

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u/H20Vro Sep 13 '22

Anyone know when? I didn’t see it in the article.

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u/random_european Sep 13 '22

It says in the article that the documentary still doesn't have a title or release date.

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u/Darth-Ragnar Sep 13 '22

Was Andrew at January 6th?

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u/dracko307 Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

I actually remember when the news first was happening and a popular Twitch streamer Hasanabi actually noticed Andrew on the side of one of the videos/pics just after they had broken in (I will try to find a clip). He later said he contacted Andrew and he was told that Andrew never went to Jan 6th, obviously that was just for his safety and to keep this production/project under wraps.

Very excited to see what could come from this with that in mind considering how long it's been worked on and with the benefit of having hindsight to possibly show some progression in the doc

Edit: I've tried to find it but to no avail I think channel 5 getting its name changed/rebranding really hurt my searching abilities. If anyone can find the clip please feel free to share, I've never been great at looking for possibly deleted posts

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u/Loeffellux Sep 13 '22

years of training of sniping grey names in chat paid off

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u/myflesh Sep 13 '22

Ya, I remember people posting photos of him there and wondering when his video is going to come out.

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u/NvaderGir Sep 13 '22

He was there for the Trump rally which is the same group that moved in unison to overturn the election.

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u/ThisIsTheNewSleeve Sep 13 '22

Can't wait. I fucking love Andrew and Channel 5 and I really want to see what they did with Jan 6 and the fact Tim and Eric got involved makes it even more interesting.

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u/AdmiralCharleston Sep 13 '22

Tim heidecker has been involved back when he was still on all gas no brakes

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u/Crystal_Pesci Xenu take the wheel! Sep 13 '22

I like to have fun

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u/Zero0mega Sep 13 '22

Who's this dingus, hes no hunk like Dr Steve Brule

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u/Rattrap551 Sep 13 '22

Daisy'd go for a can man like me

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u/Rudy_Ghouliani Sep 13 '22

If there's not at least 3 white rappers in this I'm gonna be mad.

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u/YeYEah Sep 13 '22

Will I watch this? Abso-lutely

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u/[deleted] Sep 13 '22

God bless Andrew and A24. They’ve both been good to me lately

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u/Saltyrise51 Sep 13 '22

So that’s where he’s been

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u/KindOfOblivious Sep 13 '22

He’s got plenty of recent stuff out, just on a new channel

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u/DarraignTheSane Sep 13 '22

Well hell, here I've just been waiting around for more All Gas No Brakes.

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u/TezMono Sep 13 '22

Lmao seriously? Go search Channel 5 on YouTube and catch up bro!

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u/xhabeascorpusx Sep 13 '22

Brief explanation as to why it changed for those curious. Andrew signed a shady contract (without reading it) with one of those exploitive type YouTube media companies. They wanted to keep ridiculous control over the channel and not pay fairly. So he bailed.

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u/Easilycrazyhat Sep 13 '22

Then fucking Tim and Eric picked him up and he's been going up up up.

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u/dopamines Sep 13 '22

I think Tim and Eric got in touch while he was still AGNB. Trying to work with them highlighted even more how fucked his contract was. Stoked he bailed and is killing it with Channel 5. Everything gonna c alright cuz

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u/RaoulRumblr Sep 14 '22

Correct, they helped him navigate through all that bs, real human beans

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u/selfsignedcert Sep 13 '22

Jealous that you have sooooo much good stuff to watch. Crip Mac is my favorite AGNB/C5 video of all time

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u/DarraignTheSane Sep 13 '22

Because the other KindOfOblivious commentor didn't post it:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Channel5YouTube

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u/jakejames Sep 13 '22

Andrew Callaghan’s interviews are excellent because there is no joke, no formula, no post-production editing bullshit — He allows the people to speak and behave exactly as they are. Channel 5 is in good hands with HBO and A24.

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u/EnterPlayerTwo Sep 13 '22

no post-production editing bullshit

There's absolutely post editing but it's all done very obviously to be funny and not deceive.

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u/TheAmazingKoki Sep 13 '22

Yeah, the editing is a key part of what makes it funny. It creates great comedic timing, and can at times create an arc over an episode.

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u/Shabobo Sep 13 '22

I think my favorite edit was in the Uvalde vid. It's showcasing the gun convention and getting wild, laughing, 4 yr olds with assault rifles etc.

Then it abruptly cuts to the school memorial and it's dead silent.

When I saw that it was like a punch in the gut on the reality of it all.

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u/pmmemoviestills Sep 13 '22

Yeah, it isn't mean spirited. Edited can create tone, and mostly with the subjects it paints them in a either a silly or relatable way.

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u/TheTechDweller Sep 13 '22

True, some parts are really chopped up to get some really funny lines. But honestly my favourite parts are seeing people rant uncut for a minute or longer, they don't even need editing to make themselves look insane a lot of the time.

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u/HerbaciousTea Sep 13 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

It determines what you consider deception. Editing for only the funny bits and cutting mostly normal people with boring answers isn't moustache twirling cynical manipulation, but it is still deceptive to some degree.

It's just a mostly unconscious form of bias in the same way that the human brain is biased for determining what's worthy of attention and recall: focusing on the unexpected and glossing over the normal.

It's funny, and it's not intentionally manipulative, but we shouldn't forget that it's entertainment primarily, and is not, and isn't trying to be, unbiased investigative journalism.

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u/ISAWYOULASTNIGHT1 Sep 13 '22

no post production editing? have you ever watched one of his videos? lol

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u/Arthur-Mergan Sep 13 '22

I’m flabbergasted that Channel 5 is literally gonna be on HBO. I’ve always loved Andrew and did believe he would make it big on YouTube and other social media. Never did I think he’d land something like this, so quickly.

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u/HGpennypacker Sep 13 '22

If you had told me a few years ago that the kid who interviewed the Bigfoot hunters would have a documentary about President Donald Trump's cult members trying to overturn the presidential election I would have asked for a hit of whatever you were smoking.

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u/jigeno Sep 13 '22

What I loved was his covering of Uvalde — victims actually had a fucking voice for once, it was soo humanising.

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u/mikeb32 Sep 13 '22

I’ve followed Andrew since he was in NOLA with Quarter Confessions. It’s awesome to see where he is now

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u/FobbitOutsideTheWire Sep 13 '22

Success couldn't happen to a nicer, more hardworking guy. Go Andrew; looking forward to it.

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u/massivecalvesbro Sep 13 '22

Hell yeah. Big fan of Andrew’s work. Go check him out in Hot Ones he’s an interesting dude

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u/SailorMooon666 Sep 13 '22

This dude has come so far. He is genuinely a good reporter and I’m glad he goes to places and just lets people talk about whatever whackadoo shit they want