It’s rare that fans of YouTube are able to see outside of their favorite creator’s particular persona. So much of a successful creator’s career mirrors (in some twisted fashion) the lifestyles of professional wrestlers — I know how that sounds; I’ll explain.
Much like the bombastic public images that most wrestlers must cultivate — Macho Man Randy Savage for example — creators often have to deliver similar personas that their fans have come to love/hate. To take this pro wrestling comparison further, that felt obligation doubles when the aforementioned persona is “larger than life” (i.e Stone Cold Steve Austin). In the world of YouTube, no personality is more akin to Stone Cold than Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time.
Meeting a celebrity and having them validate that expectation you have for their persona is great. Even greater still is when said celebrity totally defies those expectations in a good way. The above video from Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” series gives Morenstein the opportunity to do just that — challenge how we, as fans of EMT, view him.
You can check out Morenstein’s saga of one debaucherous night above and for more Epic Meal Time fast-living, check out: