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The viral series, “Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews,” continues to take YouTube by storm.

Created by Joe Plummer, a professional actor in New York, under the channel Gotta Kid to Feed, “Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews” has been described in The New York Times as a reflection of how “these little slices of our Web experience – social media posts, customer reviews – have become such a part of our daily lives that we can sit back and collectively laugh at the absurd elements of them if they’re presented in the right way.”

As the title says, the hit YouTube video series features real, veteran actors reading user-generated consumer reviews taken from popular review site Yelp. (You can watch the first six hilarious videos here and here.) The latest two videos, uploaded this week, feature Eat Pray Love’s Ashlie Atkinson delving deep into the heart of a three-star Yelp review of the Olive Garden in Times Square.

The second video, meanwhile, showcases the tremendous acting prowess of professional actor Danny Deferrari, who reads – or dramatizes – an emotional review of La Donuts in Anaheim, California. It’s not actually a negative review; in fact, we wonder if the business owner will not laugh at the video himself, seeing that it’s set to Erik Satie’s Gnossienne #4. (“Nothing else would quite do,” wrote Mr. Plummer.)

Is your business tracking online reviews? If you happen to come across a customer review that you think will strike comedy gold, Mr. Plummer ([email protected]) will be happy to hear from you. Yes, his company, Gotta Kid to Feed Productions, really is asking for Yelp reviews that can be brought to life on YouTube by a professional actor.

Migs Bassig

Migs is the Content Manager for ReviewTrackers. He's a creative writer who has helped numerous companies communicate more effectively online, and he loves sharing his local marketing knowledge to help brands and business succeed.

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  1. socialnim00

    This is really awesome. I did not realize that the review can be so interesting. This project is more then great and I hope that there will be more reading coming in the future. Simply brilliant.

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  2. Vince

    Wow, give the girl her candy, for God’s sake! And for the future reference – business owners, don’t hide your daughters. Or marry them. At all. lol What a freak 😀

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    • Chris Green

      This is more sad then funny. This girl lacks a self control. Obviously her parents spoiled her when she was a child. This is no excuse for such behavior. Is the society gone mad? Why we allow these people to act as spoiled brats.

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    • georgeblanco

      I love these! Keep ’em coming 🙂 Freaks are all around us and are always a good laugh.

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  3. Fiona Wong

    Wow,those people are so funny,i would like to see more of this more.. What would Sigmund Freud have say about those people especially to the candy lady, “is it really the candy what you want or you fell on your head when you were a little girl”. All review for now-on should be in video form.

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