Captain Disillusion: Heroic Feats of YouTube Debunkery - Live at QED 2016

  • Published: 30 October 2016
  • Self-proclaimed superhero Captain Disillusion reveals his cutting-edge techniques for analyzing viral video hoaxes and explaining them to viewers with tragically short attention spans. What visual effects tricks are commonly used by fakers? How can I make my own skeptical YouTube videos a little less terrible? Answers to these questions and more in the Captain’s award-pending talk.

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Comments • 3 366

  • A rainy day!
    A rainy day!  2 days back

    you were kind of excited

    • thundabird
      thundabird  2 days back

      wrong on half the real-fake list.

      • Min3gam3r156
        Min3gam3r156  3 days back


        • thepizzacar pizza
          thepizzacar pizza  4 days back

          What if captain dissolution decided to copyright claim his own video for having one of his videos in it?

          • bhgyutr Master
            bhgyutr Master  5 days back

            He plays so good

            • Mcglo
              Mcglo  6 days back

              holy fuck just breathe

              • bLaZe4T GD
                bLaZe4T GD  1 weeks back

                Alan... Oh my god ur Alan Becker..! You both got editing and animation skills and same name the look voice everything DEBUNKED or should I say ExPosed?

              • Pyrde Pavkki
                Pyrde Pavkki  1 weeks back

                Come to finland, or we feed you ammonium chloride

                • sulijoo
                  sulijoo  1 weeks back

                  Occam's Razor rules all.

                  • John Carlo Calampiano
                    John Carlo Calampiano  1 weeks back

                    Inspirational videos, hmm, Give it a like! Then share it in
                    your friends so they could watch this video as you laugh they will laugh too! LOL, Nice videos Captain Disillusion! Thumb ups here👇

                    • Sploosh McCooch
                      Sploosh McCooch  1 weeks back

                      God this paint huffing fucktrumpet even does live talks exceptionally well. Never stop captain I love that your posting regularly again as I’ve found myself in another loop rewatching all of your videos again for the 29th time.

                      • Brandon Morley
                        Brandon Morley  1 weeks back

                        It's rather weird seeing Matt on your page, even if it as a compère.

                        • Bicey
                          Bicey  2 weeks back

                          This dude deserves way more than 1.6 million subscribers

                          • Spencer jules Ramirez
                            Spencer jules Ramirez  2 weeks back

                            I wonder alan was very nervous in front of people

                            • egneva designs
                              egneva designs  2 weeks back

                              Blender :like:

                              • DoctorORBiT
                                DoctorORBiT  2 weeks back

                                You are my most favourite person on the internet :)

                                • Ya Boi Jules
                                  Ya Boi Jules  3 weeks back

                                  27:30 Ignore this. Just a bookmark for myself

                                • Jago Tes IQ
                                  Jago Tes IQ  3 weeks back

                                  huffing paint 😂

                                  • ic c
                                    ic c  3 weeks back

                                    How did dude perfects ball taste? Everything in USA is fake! Even yout fking president

                                    • Marcus Brown
                                      Marcus Brown  3 weeks back

                                      i know that allin is captian d

                                      • gusstav lagerwall
                                        gusstav lagerwall  4 weeks back

                                        I am new to your channel, have been watching a few of your videos, and I am totally in love with your content! All from your humor to your nice ways of teaching, and this live talk was just great, how you explained to be a sceptic.

                                        • TheKidWhoLivesToBe GREAT

                                          I just watched the whole video and I'm surprised I was entertained the whole time. Usually I hate long videos (besides movies). Good job captain big d

                                          • Kirsty
                                            Kirsty  4 weeks back

                                            He was in Manchester GODDAMNIT. I WOULD HAVE SO GONE AND SEEN HIM.

                                          • Spiffyriffic
                                            Spiffyriffic  4 weeks back

                                            I wish he could've toned back the nervous act, but still very good.

                                            • Johnrolf Marico
                                              Johnrolf Marico  4 weeks back

                                              Thank you CD and you dont waste my 46 minutes and 56 secs of my life learning from your video. God bless

                                              • Jonas Koliha
                                                Jonas Koliha  1 months back

                                                He is not robot???

                                                • Rick Meeker
                                                  Rick Meeker  1 months back

                                                  I've enjoyed your videos for while now, but this one earned you my Sub. Thanks. And although cringy, it's still enjoyable. Looking forward to the next one. And please thank your family (from all of us) for all they do for you.

                                                  • Samuel Ray
                                                    Samuel Ray  1 months back

                                                    you should legit be an actor

                                                    • Rae Shields
                                                      Rae Shields  1 months back

                                                      WOOOO YOU GO ALAN

                                                      • Captainkitty25 YT
                                                        Captainkitty25 YT  1 months back

                                                        It’s funny how he yelled at himse- Alan.🤫

                                                        • Samurai nuts
                                                          Samurai nuts  1 months back

                                                          I didnt think i would see this video through, but i just couldnt leave

                                                          • Abdullah Al-Munim
                                                            Abdullah Al-Munim  1 months back

                                                            Still trying to figure out what that jig is on the table and how it's holding the laptop. From the main camera angle it looks like something that needs to be debunked.

                                                            • No Chill
                                                              No Chill  1 months back


                                                              • Zebra Jerky
                                                                Zebra Jerky  1 months back

                                                                Sir, you kick ass.

                                                                • CogitoErgoCogitoSum
                                                                  CogitoErgoCogitoSum  2 months back

                                                                  You should really quit with the libtarded propaganda, Captain. You claim to value truth but liberals dont, and pretending like minorities suffer more than white men is an explicit lie.

                                                                  • Depression is really good

                                                                    Why does he sound so scared or embarrassed

                                                                    • Moritz Korsch
                                                                      Moritz Korsch  2 months back

                                                                      How has this talk footage from the Beakman Episode that JUST came out?

                                                                      • Justin Resuta
                                                                        Justin Resuta  2 months back

                                                                        Recently discovered your channel and you have immediately jumped to the top of my list of favorite content creators. You’re the best, capn

                                                                        • konando DXB
                                                                          konando DXB  2 months back

                                                                          This was one of the first few videos I watched when I discovered your channel (I was looking into the Derren Brown Lottery Event and someone on Reddit linked to yout TAM7 videos). Since then I've watched everything on your channel, subscribed to your Patreon and recommended you to anyone I think would like your stuff. It's been about 2 years since I watched that first video, and I've probably watched this 4 or 5 times since then.

                                                                          You're a great guy, keep on doing it!

                                                                          • h7opolo
                                                                            h7opolo  2 months back

                                                                            i love these amazing presentations. what a guy.

                                                                            • Lost soul
                                                                              Lost soul  2 months back

                                                                              Huffing paint

                                                                              • DARTH MONG
                                                                                DARTH MONG  2 months back

                                                                                I had no idea this was in the UK. They even got an Aussie to introduce him.

                                                                                • Bobby Moreira
                                                                                  Bobby Moreira  2 months back

                                                                                  duuuuude... you are goooooooooooooood!

                                                                                  • Baby Purple Bat
                                                                                    Baby Purple Bat  2 months back

                                                                                    Huffing paint

                                                                                    • Saj Tyk
                                                                                      Saj Tyk  2 months back

                                                                                      You seem a bit stressed at times. Chill out. Dont let haters get to you. Relax and remember that 99 percent of us love you and your work!

                                                                                      • Adolf Skroatler
                                                                                        Adolf Skroatler  2 months back

                                                                                        Who are the 487 buttheads that didn’t LIKE this video?

                                                                                        • Saj Tyk
                                                                                          Saj Tyk  2 months back

                                                                                          Way to go Cap D. Debunk fake news!

                                                                                          • Googadis Beotches
                                                                                            Googadis Beotches  2 months back

                                                                                            He never took his shoes and socks off so how do we know his feets are heroic?