TourismHey, Joe from "Joe Goes." Recently made videos in Rome, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Reykjavík. AMA!
Apr 26th 2017 by BadgeofShame • 45 Questions • 2076 Points
Hi. This is Joe from "Joe Goes." I make man-on-the-street comedy videos at events and in cities in different countries that are not North Korea.
YouTube page: http://www.YouTube.com/JoeGoes
Joe Goes playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEEC5C055DCC425BE
Just finished putting out videos from a trip to Rome, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Reykjavík. I traveled alone, hiring local camera operators in each city. Raised about half the money to do it on Indiegogo. I did the fundraiser last May, planned the trip from May through September, shot the videos in September & October, and edited them from October through now. So it's been a year of work. OH GOD I'VE WASTED MY LIFE. Oh well. :D
EDIT - All right, thanks everyone! This was fun. Really appreciate the support, and hope you enjoy the videos. :)
Hey Joe! I first found you many years ago when I was watching Beauty and the Geek with my mother. Then years later I found out you had this youtube channel that I've been following ever since.
I don't really have a question, I just wanted to say thanks for doing all you do. I think you're a real cool dude.
Edit: /r/IAMA wants a question sooooo. Would "Beauty and the Geek" era Joe be proud of current Joe?
Pssshh, I don't care what that cuck thinks! :D
Thanks for watching! That show was twelve years ago. We're old, so very old. I want a scooter.
I love your channel! It has actually inspired me to be more confident when meeting strangers, thank you for that!
How often do interviews go horribly wrong and don't end up making it into the final video or the deleted scenes? How often do you botch a freestyle rap? I'd imagine there are a lot of moments even more awkward than what we see in the videos.
Joe Goes to Berlin was my favourite video of your europe trip. Which city in europe was your favourite to visit?
Thanks for watching. I'm confident meeting strangers, as long as I have a microphone and someone running camera. It's important to have both. With just a microphone, I look like a crazy person.
Usually I can get at least one good moment from every interview. Once in a while, we'll get an interview with nothing usable, but it's not because anything went horribly wrong, it's just that person agreed to the interview but didn't really want to do an interview and answered in one word responses and gave me nothing to work with. It's all their fault! Not mine! I'm perfect!
Freestyle raps, they range in quality. I've done it so much it's never a complete fail, these days. I do several, and put the best ones in each video, but not too many, so it doesn't get redundant. The B and C raps go on Patreon, or are used for torture on prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.
Berlin was an awesome city, and I would love to go back again, just to hang, and not shoot anything. It's one of my all-time favorite episodes too. My favorite places were Berlin and Iceland.
Are there any other strange conventions that you have plans on attending? Also do you think you will ever run out of interesting ones?
I'll be at Mud Fest this weekend in Louisiana!
Hey Joe! Who is your favorite youtuber (apart from yourself), and why?
On YouTube, I watch Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Daily Show, Honest Trailers and H3H3. Oh, and Jenny Nicholson's funny.
Yeah I'm a late night comedy nerd. Always have been. I don't watch a ton of YouTubers b/c I spend so much time making videos, when I have some free time I'd rather watch TV shows. Right now I'm rewatching classic MST3K, and finishing up Blue Planet & Black Mirror.
I still have a hooker's (possibly Tanya Tate's) high heels in a box that you set me and an used sock that I think you picked up off a highway underpass. I've been watering it daily to keep whatever live-culture lives inside it alive. And, I've taken out the drawing and placed it over one of the many holes in my walls.
But I was wondering since you're starting to become a multi-dollar youtube revenuer, would you be willing to sign the box for me? It's really starting to get ripe. The sooner you could sign it -- the better.
Haha, wow! What was this, eight years ago? When I did that "Questions and Stupid Prizes" video? Awesome you're still watching, Raven. That was not Tanya Tate's high heel, but it was mine, and I am a hooker, so you are correct in that respect. The used sock was used for unmentionable things. Let's just say, you might be growing a kid in there. I'm glad the drawing is covering the hole in your wall. I was using it for a roof, and I've been soaking in the rain, for the past eight years. Unfortunately, I am not a multi-dollar youtube revenuer, just a dollar youtube revenuer, but I'm still down to sign your box. Or hey, join the club for my last month of http://www.Patreon.com/JoeGoes - get in on the last Google Hangout. It will be just as disappointing.
I give her fashion advice all the time, but it turns out, she's not a big fan of clothes.
Hi Joe! I love your sense of humor and watch me some BadgeOfShame videos. Keep up the videos! Two questions:
What do you do for a job to earn yourself a living?
(Not serious) 2.
Have you considered some more rap battles? I re-watch the Juggalos rap battle like every month, because it is genius in every way. It helps that the guy you won against was also really cringey.
Nanny for Jay Z & Beyoncé's kids.
I've played in a lot of comedy rap battles in LA, they just haven't been recorded. I don't really enjoy serious rap battles. But yeah, Juggalos was fun. If you liked that, you should check out "Joe Goes To Berlin" - I freestyle rap over "Baby Got Back" to a huge crowd, the biggest ever I've rapped in front of!
Some people have trouble seeing themselves on video or hearing their own voice. Do you ever cringe at/regret some of the things you film or situations you have put yourself in?
No. Well, I learned I can't work drunk. I made an episode last summer at We Fest, the biggest country music festival in America. We went to one of the party campgrounds, with the college kids, and they gave me all these shots and mystery drinks, and I got black-out drunk and still kept doing interviews and none of the footage after that was usable. I was cringing the most, watching that footage. I was zombie drunk, which is bad for interviews, but I probably would have nailed an audition for a part on The Walking Dead.
It was great. He said I can be in the Wu-Tang Clan. The other guys aren't too thrilled, but they'll learn to live with it.
Recent fan here. Besides the Wu-Tang Clan bringin' the mothafuckin' ruckus, what have you been listening to lately? Any suggestions for us with whale-sized mothers?
I've been listening to: Kendrick Lamar "Damn" Run The Jewels 3 Drake "More Love" Joey Badass - "All Amerikkkan Badass" Freddie Gibbs - "You Only Live 2wice" Migos - "Culture"
Looking forward to the new Big Boi. The new Raekwon album was cool, but I wanted more Wu features.
Can I sleep in your bed? With you? (If not, it's a dealbreaker)
That's a thing?!
I look forward to taking the Hardcore Belt from Cactus Jack.
I love LA but I do miss some people in Chicago. Specifically, Oprah Winfrey and Kanye West.
So Joe, what happened to your collabs with Julian Smith? Did he give up on youtube or something?
I still hang with Julian. But he's busy raising a family. What a loser!
What is your dream job? Patreon for a year this month btw! :)
My dream job would be to make Joe Goes as a TV show but have people helping me make it. Or to write or produce a TV show that I really like and think is good. Thanks for the support on Patreon!
Visit Estonia dude. Also what has been your favourite interaction with a fan?
Stop making up countries.
My favorite interaction with a fan was when I met Barack Obama. He said, "Joe, you inspired me to do everything. Without you, I'd be nothing. NOTHING!" Then he started crying I just sorta backed away.
Hey Joe!! I can't wait for the Mardi Gras episode, I was at the fan meet up! I do have a minor request about my interview, I'll PM that to you.
I think you should come to Albuquerque, NM next year for the Fiery Food Show, where we watch you eat various inferno peppers!!! Some pretty good and painful interviews!!
Anyways, will you be doing another NOLA meet up or general hangout when you come down for MudFest???
Not sure if I'll make it to NM, but yeah, Mardi Gras was fun! I did a pepper-eating contest once - in "Joe Gets Fed," and I ate barely any jalapenos b/c yuck. No plans for a meetup, b/c I'm not sure anyone in that area watches my channel.
It's already been recorded, but only Martin Shkreli has it.
Hey Joe! Have you ever received hate mail or death threats because one of your shows? BTW Come down to Costa Rica you'll have fun in the jungle full of monkeys I promise :O
Just from Donald Trump.
I can't wait to dress up the monkeys like the cast of Donkey Kong 64.
Hey Joe! I've loved your stuff for some time now! When a night hanging out with friends draws to a close, I still show the Juggalos video which leads to us binging some of my other favorite episodes for a good hour or two.
My question is: now that you won't be doing weekly videos, what will you be doing instead? Are you going to try and make it in LA? What's the future like for Joe?
And a bonus question/thought: have you thought of doing updated Joe gets? Like going back to the folks who do magic, drag, dominatrix, etc. Or even trying new Joe gets, where you go and try new things that you've never done?
Thanks for watching. I will be going back to my true passion, fry cook at Arby's. I'm not too interested in doing the same things again, but I'll still make videos in some form.
Hey Joe! Ive been watching for years! Out of your experiance what is the best place youve visited?! And what is the weirdest thing thats happened off camera while visiting for a trip? Also come to Dallas and we will love you long time
Iceland is amazing - the natural beauty, the unique people, the hot Icelandic girls. :D I also really liked Berlin - cool hipster city, with great clubs.
Was in Austin for SXSW! That episode is coming soon. Loved Austin. I was too weird for them, though. Had to tone it down.