The agony of trying to unsubscribe | James Veitch

  • Published: 27 September 2016
  • It happens to all of us: you unsubscribe from an unwanted marketing email, and a few days later another message from the same company pops up in your inbox. Comedian James Veitch turned this frustration into whimsy when a local supermarket refused to take no for an answer. Hijinks ensued.

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  • luminair11
    luminair11  11 hours back

    Very funny and I'm all for whimsy.....and yes he should do stand up comedy if he has time for it in between driving spammers nuts!

    • P.M. Ring
      P.M. Ring  1 days back

      Who tha' frig dislikes these videos. That was one of the funniest I've seen in a while!

      • George Rikard
        George Rikard  2 days back

        How can i cancel utube

        • Noriel Sylvire
          Noriel Sylvire  2 days back

          James Veitch - Spammer pwner

          • izzy
            izzy  3 days back

            Close yours eyes and think of imalexx’s voice

            • Vasco Pinto Ferreira
              Vasco Pinto Ferreira  3 days back

              Imagine what experiences his parents have

              • Jm Schull
                Jm Schull  3 days back

                The easiest way to unsubscribe is the spam button.

                • MsBettyR.
                  MsBettyR.  4 days back

                  Pretending to be dead; reminds me of Harold and Maude.

                  • Vikas
                    Vikas  4 days back

                    Mark as SPAM

                    • Jay Nielsen
                      Jay Nielsen  4 days back

                      Agony? I unsubscribe all the time. I even unsubscribed from this channel, but it keeps popping up on my feed feeding me crap I don’t want.

                      • Alessandro Scarano
                        Alessandro Scarano  5 days back

                        He almost became the spammer ahahahah I freaking love this guy

                        • MrAlexLowen
                          MrAlexLowen  5 days back

                          Anyone else noticed that he got emails from Safemart in his inbox even if he said Safemart was a fantasy name?

                          • Daniel Young
                            Daniel Young  5 days back

                            This is ONLY funny if it were true. Which it is 100% NOT true..

                            He would not receive any emails!

                            All these gullible people who believe this are the ones I feel bad for.

                            • KingKiwi
                              KingKiwi  5 days back

                              I wonder what case number he’s on now?

                              • Curtis Lowery
                                Curtis Lowery  5 days back

                                Looks like he had down syndrome

                                • Jeffery Williams
                                  Jeffery Williams  5 days back

                                  Did you honestly do this? Because if you did that is epic

                                  • Al Biss
                                    Al Biss  5 days back

                                    Pure genius!

                                    • kaan bingol
                                      kaan bingol  5 days back

                                      I do not prefer to watch this guy.

                                      • LatestVibes
                                        LatestVibes  6 days back


                                        • Fred Fadungy
                                          Fred Fadungy  6 days back

                                          Love this guy :-)

                                          • C Moore
                                            C Moore  1 weeks back


                                            • ka jong venus Park
                                              ka jong venus Park  1 weeks back

                                              I have been IMMENSELY entertained by this guy! I agree with bisher martini - this guy should be doing stand ups!!

                                              • 2nd Account
                                                2nd Account  1 weeks back


                                                • Makayla DeLange
                                                  Makayla DeLange  1 weeks back

                                                  I like to imagine that SafeMart is actually Asda, and Dan is none other than Daniel Howell

                                                  • Kimberly Jones
                                                    Kimberly Jones  1 weeks back

                                                    I was dead at the auto email part

                                                    • Elmaestrodemusica
                                                      Elmaestrodemusica  1 weeks back

                                                      Never thought of that: "The internet gave us access to everything; but it also gave everything access to us."

                                                      • Beautiful Doge
                                                        Beautiful Doge  1 weeks back

                                                        Nice James you always make me laugh!

                                                        • krystalwaters47
                                                          krystalwaters47  1 weeks back

                                                          Can't stop thinking about that toaster bonanza. The red one is a winner!

                                                          • Rhuth K
                                                            Rhuth K  1 weeks back

                                                            He would get 4 yes + a golden buzzer if he uses this in Got talent shows

                                                            • R.P.W
                                                              R.P.W  1 weeks back

                                                              This guy is a genius!

                                                              • Mshojat
                                                                Mshojat  1 weeks back

                                                                Legends say that he's still not unsubscribed.

                                                                • A Fuller
                                                                  A Fuller  2 weeks back

                                                                  Hate to tell you but an auto-replay email is against FCC rules. This was tried about 23 years ago by a company called Bluefrog, the government shut them down and took all of their stuff. This is the same law that makes it illegal to send an unsolicited fax. Sad but true.

                                                                  • Mik Mik
                                                                    Mik Mik  2 weeks back

                                                                    I have never gotten a Spam that allowed for Replies.

                                                                    • AMY L.T
                                                                      AMY L.T  2 weeks back

                                                                      lol he is funny

                                                                      • Ulirat ni Bogs PH
                                                                        Ulirat ni Bogs PH  2 weeks back

                                                                        That was really awesome! I tried to make some of it. I like writing and ive made something to help everybody in writing! Cool stuff dude you might want to look some of my vids.

                                                                        • Chris Jones
                                                                          Chris Jones  2 weeks back

                                                                          I think he thinks he's funnier than he is. Any pedant could come up with better

                                                                          • Morgan Perry
                                                                            Morgan Perry  2 weeks back

                                                                            Dan setup another server too

                                                                            • ShadowGamer Xxx
                                                                              ShadowGamer Xxx  2 weeks back

                                                                              Bro one of the guys in the crowd looked like my sport teacher

                                                                              • Ali Mahdi
                                                                                Ali Mahdi  2 weeks back

                                                                                And that's how IoT was started.

                                                                                • jessica *
                                                                                  jessica *  2 weeks back

                                                                                  all i wanted was a free toaster

                                                                                  • ao t
                                                                                    ao t  2 weeks back

                                                                                    "What's the plan Dan?"

                                                                                    • Dopamine
                                                                                      Dopamine  2 weeks back

                                                                                      This guy should teach professional trolling as a college course.

                                                                                      • Mary G
                                                                                        Mary G  2 weeks back

                                                                                        This guy is so funny!

                                                                                        • AC3
                                                                                          AC3  3 weeks back

                                                                                          When a ted talk goes from being a 'talk' to a comedy performance.

                                                                                          • Dicaeum Music
                                                                                            Dicaeum Music  3 weeks back

                                                                                            The thing about unsubscribing from TED is simple and easy. You don't, case closed.

                                                                                            • Francesca Osgood
                                                                                              Francesca Osgood  3 weeks back

                                                                                              scene: job interview

                                                                                              interviewer: what is one moment that you think represents your life?

                                                                                              me: 0:32

                                                                                              • Erin
                                                                                                Erin  3 weeks back

                                                                                                21,439. Should like my conversations with my friend. 😀

                                                                                                • umberceri
                                                                                                  umberceri  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  I so wish I had had a child like you James, I totally love you! I can tell it would have been an hysterical 18years. Dude, I love you man!