My name is Rahat and I do magical pranks on YouTube. My most recent video, Homeless Lottery Winner, has struck a chord with so many people that I started this fund that allows anyone to donate to Eric (the homeless man in the video). All the money will go towards getting him on his feet, helping him get a job & place to live.

Feel free to ask me questions about my pranks or anything else you're wondering about!

Proof

Edit: Thank you for the Gold kind stranger!

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CrapKingdoms193 karma

How much money do you spend on fast food per drive thru video?

MagicofRahat201 karma

It usually depends on the type of prank I'm doing that night. It can range from $20-$200 per video

JustJoshinMagic180 karma

How does it feel to just go by one name, like Cher, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna. Are you secretly a strong independent woman?

MagicofRahat146 karma

How dare you! Lol see you this month for our epic reunion!

itzbedgood140 karma

Are you still in contact with Eric?

MagicofRahat266 karma

Yes I am. I took him out to Olive Garden last night

tuxkamen180 karma

...way to bring him down from that emotional high, buddy.

konkeydong94 karma

UNLIMITED BREADSTICKS

MagicofRahat17 karma

Yo we killed those breadsticks...and the salad!

WorkoutProblems8 karma

Curious, what do you guys talk about?

MagicofRahat18 karma

Breadsticks!

khicks4loves114 karma

Showing you support Rahat! You are doing great things with your life!

Love, ex-boss lady

MagicofRahat106 karma

Love ya Kate!!

I_Kissed_Cereal106 karma

PART 1:

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Are there any reactions that don't make it to youtube? Yes there are some reactions that don't make it due to a lack of reaction here
Hi Rahat how's is going? Has a prank ever gone so wrong you decided not to put it on Youtube? Hey TheG-Gamer what's up! I haven't really had a prank go wrong (cops,swat team, etc.). I've had prank ideas fail because in my mind I imagine the idea getting a great reaction. But doing the prank in reality it wasn't really what I excepted. here
Have you considered vlogging? I have. I use to vlog on my main channel back in 2010, but ended up taking those videos down and moving them to my 2nd channel here
Worst reaction you've gotten to a prank on or off camera? The worst reactions that I get after doing a prank would be the person just standing there with no reaction on their face. It's quite awkward from then on out. I wish them a happy birthday and go on my merry way. UPDATE: I just remembered this reaction from an old outtake video. Starts at 1:41. Such a bad reaction, it's good. here
What's the most dangerous situation you've been in due to MagicofRahat? Never really been in a dangerous situation. The only thing the comes close would be when I was filming a video in the hood. I had a group of people come over to surround my car when I drove up to do a floating dollar trick in front of someone. But I got out of there safely (GTA style....okay not really) here
How many times have you been stopped by police while pulling your drive-thru pranks? Once but they only gave me a warning. here
Have you ever caught an ass whooping for pulling a prank on someone? Haha no. I like doing pranks that don't involve me getting hurt or killed. here
What do you usually order at the drive thrus? Mickey D's- 4 piece Chicken Nuggets / Burger King - Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich / Wendys - 4 or 6 Piece Spicy / Chicken Nuggets (these are addicting) / Chick A Fil - A Cookie :) / Taco Bell - The whole entire menu here
follow up Do you eat them everytime? Yes and No. / I usually give the food to my friends or if i see homeless people out on the streets. / Sometimes I eat the food even though I am sick of fast food D: here
In your Invisible car seat prank, Can you see out of it? Yes, when I created the headrest I used a mesh cloth to help me see what's in front of me. here
How much money do you spend on fast food per drive thru video? It usually depends on the type of prank I'm doing that night. It can range from $20-$200 per video here
Are you still in contact with Eric? Yes I am. I took him out to Olive Garden last night here
How does it feel to just go by one name, like Cher, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna. Are you secretly a strong independent woman? How dare you! Lol see you this month for our epic reunion! here
Are you going to prank Chad? I assume we're talking about Chad from Polaris right? / If so, yes. I plan to shave his beard in his sleep. / jk, but seriously here
Thanks so much for doing this AMA! I am a huge fan and would love to meet you one day! / What is your camera and microphone setup? Really depends on what prank I'm filming. / For Drive Thru Pranks I use a Flip camera. For audio I use the audio from my camera / Any other public pranks I use a Canon Vixia for video. Audio I use the ol' Iphone Voice memo app lol here
Does Eric know you set up this fund for him? He deserves the best. He doesn't know right now, but once we raise the money, we're planning to reveal it to him. Can't wait to see how he reacts! here
How do you hide the camera in your drive thru pranks? For my old car I use to put my cam in this box which I place on the passenger side of my car. But with my newer car, the camera slides in perfect in the side handle of the car door here
Hey Rajat, how did you first get into magic and making your videos? Hey Hey! I first got interested in magic at an early age but really started performing it back during high school. I first started making videos only to showcase my tricks of wizardry here
Hey Rahat! I am a big fan! I've always wondered how much money you spend each time you do a drive thru video, Thank you for being a big fan!! It usually depends on the prank I'm doing that night. Videos can range from $20-$200 per video here
What's your favorite prank/trick that you've done? My favorite one has to be the Drive Thru Skeleton Driver Prank here
How many times have you almost been bashed/killed/threatened? I have gotten death threats over the recent video. But I don't let things like that get to me here
Showing you support Rahat! You are doing great things with your life! / Love, ex-boss lady Love ya Kate!! here
Hey rahat! Huge fan! Just wanted to say thanks for the laughs! Thank you for supporting and enjoying my videos! :) here
Did You Already Live Streamed?? I might have one soon (those are fun to do) here
Do you ever feel bad after pranks? If so, which affected you most? Not really. Lot of the times I do tell them it's a prank afterwards here
Can I have a signed picture? Who can I make it out to? here
Coke or Pepsi? Vanilla Coke here
Hey Rahat! Love your videos. I have a couple questions if you could answer them that'd be awesome! / What did that homeless guy who you gave $1000 in your most recent video do with the money? / Will you be doing more videos where you help the homeless? / Have you or do you ever plan on doing a collaboration with Roman Atwood or Vitaly? / Thanks in advance if you answer my questions. :) Hey Matt! :D / 1. I did meet with him yesterday. He told me that he got a haircut, bought ice cream for two girls, and got a pre-paid phone for emergencies / 2. Yes I will be doing more help the homeless videos (Check out my Coffee To Coins For The Homeless video) / 3. We have tried to plan something in the past. I do make a small cameo in Vitaly's Stealing Skateboard Video / Thank you for your question! here
What was your biggest fear when you first started off pranking? The prank not getting the reaction I imagined. I get butterflies in my stomach before ever prank :( here
What is your favorite Magic trick The invisible deck or a simply guessing a thought or name someone's thinking here

Thanks to Rahat for doing this awesome AMA!

EDIT: And thanks for the gold! I'll try to keep it updated for you guys!

MagicofRahat55 karma

Wow thank you for organizing the Q&A!

I_Kissed_Cereal30 karma

PART 2:

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Have you every pulled up at a drive thru and noticed that you already pranked them before? Really big fan! Thanks for the laughs! Haha yes I've had that happen once during the same night. here
Me and my friends love your videos. What's you're favorite restaurant for a reaction? Chick Fil A and McDonalds haha here
Any interests in doing a gaming channel? That would be cool Not at the moment. I don't play as much games as I use to here
Hello! I love your pranks and videos, and I have 2 questions: What is the cringiest prank you've done, and how did you get the idea for invisible drive through prank? Thank you! / 1. Never done a cringy type of prank. / 2. The inspiration came from a picture of a similar seat I've seen floating around on the interwebs here
No question but wanted to say its been an awesome ride seeing your videos going from simple card tricks to what it is now!!! Thank you being with me on this crazy journey and being a long time fan! here
Hey Rahat I'm a Big Fan of you I was Wondering When Was The First Time you Decided to Do a Lot of Magic and Start Beginning...??? I got interest in magic at an early age but really start performing it during my high school years here
May i have a picture that is signed? That would make my day/ year! Who can I make it out to? here
I just saw the video of what you did for Eric on CNN...brought me to tears, such a beautiful thing you did. Where is Eric now? Where does he stay? This type of prank gives me hope for humanity. After the video I got him a hotel for two weeks. here
Huge fan here! Who was your inspiration(s) for doing YouTube pranks? Biggest inspiration for pranks came from Jack Vale and Edbassmaster here
Hey Rahat! Thanks for doing this AMA. I'm a big fan who has watched you since your chat roulette tricks. Also, it's awesome that you rep the 757. A few questions: / How much do you make on YouTube? / Do you get recognized often? / Where do most of your pranks take place? / Thanks again! I loved your recent video. Thanks man! / 1. Can't really talk about that (google doesn't like that) / 2. Yes almost everyday / 3. Virginia and California here
The clock is ticking like a hammer crushing down in your mind with every click of the gears, time is running out. "Sally!" you cry out with your hoarse voice, as she lays with her perfect body impaled, sputtering blood from all orifices. The ship is sinking into the finger numbing cold water and there is a nuclear device beeping, piercing your eardrums uncontrollably along with a red hot angry Scandinavian monkey handler screaming because of how he wasted his entire life with that monkey as the monkey leaps about smelling like a fuzzy ball of shit. / What would you do this this situation? This made me emotional damnit :((( here
Hi! I just wanted to let you know my family and I watched the Homeless Lottery Winner video yesterday and we all cried :(: / Please do another video like that soon! Thank you for watching the video! / Look forward to doing more videos like this! here
Hey man, I am a huge fan and love all the stuff that you have done, especially for the homeless. Keep up the good work man, you truly are an inspiration. Thank you! :) here
how do you usually come up with your pranks? Ideas and inspiration comes from anything here
Rahat u should do a meet up in the 757 soon!!!! Any chances of that happening ? I may do one! here
With the money raised does Eric plan on getting a shelter? We haven't told Eric about the fundraiser. We're going to surprise him here
Hey, is YouTube your full time job now? How have people ie. family reacted to that if so? Youtube is my full time job. At first my parents didn't understand what I was doing but eventually they understood it. here
Hey Rahat! Were you ever worried about a negative reaction to the Homeless Lottery Winner video? I was nervous to see where it was going, and was pretty relieved to see a very happy ending. Not really. I only hoped for a good and positive reaction. Thank goodness it turned out that way! here
Hey, I want to do more "Pranks" like the one with Eric. You know like just like helping the homeless. You could buy cheeseburgers of the dollar menu and go hand them out to the homeless. I love those videos, and they are also touching. I have been apart of your channel ever since the Chatroulette magic tricks. Keep up the good work to! I miss doing those Chat Roulette Magic Trick videos! here
How often are you recognized at drive thrus? After the Invisible Driver Video a lot. But now in days its seldom. here
Hi Rahat, great videos, and excellent job on the homeless lottery. You are a great role model. What is the best advice ever given to you? Nothing is ever impossible here
Rahat, ive been watching since about 50k. Your channel blew up the past few months. Did you expect this? Not at all. Still feels like a dream from time to time here
Hey Rahat, thanks for doing this AMA. / What advice would you give to an aspiring magician/YouTuber? Do it! Don't let anyone hold you down, just do it! Do something that you enjoy and have fun with it! here
Thanks for doing this AMA. First, it's an awesome thing what you did for Eric and I donated as soon as I wiped the tears from my face. / I've read some comments regarding that video criticizing your motives for making it, saying that you only filmed it as a "set up" to gain more views. / While I disagree with those people since views are what probably paid for that $1000 for Eric in the first place, I think it's still an appropriate question for you to answer to why you chose to set up Eric into believing he won the lottery, as opposed to just giving him $1000 yourself. / Actually another question comes to mind...at the end of Eric's fundraiser, how are you going to present the money to him? Is he aware of the current fundraiser? / Thanks again! I wanted to create a moment of magic with him winning the lottery. I could've just went up to him and gave him $1000, but I wanted to do it in a unique way. / He is not aware of the fundraiser, We are going to surprise him with it. here
What was the funnest prank to make? Drive Thru Skeleton Driver Prank was pretty fun to make here
oh shit my brown brother.. / love you man. / whats your family background? / what does your parent think of your career choice...supportive or do they just want to get it over with already so you can go to medical school like they planned? At first my parents weren't fully supportive of my youtube career. They wanted to be the typically doctor or engineer (Said from every "Brown" parent lol). But I wanted to be something different. They have witnessed my success with youtube and now they fully support it here
hey rahat i a huge fan and i like your prank videos :) Thank you! here

I_Kissed_Cereal21 karma

PART 3:

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Hey, I worked with you at the Hidenwood store and I had no until just the other day that you made these videos. They're brilliant, particularly that last one. I'm gonna spare Eric what I can when I get my next paycheck! Thanks for the great videos! Oh? What's your name if you don't mind me asking? And thank you for any contribution! here
hey rahat found out about you when my teacher showed me your invisible drive thru video in class been a fan since then / my question is how do you record with your glasses? can you link them? The glasses cam I use are by PivotHead here
I was a fan of the falling 3 stories one, do you plan on doing any big ones like that soon? Yes sometime in the future here
What's your favorite prank? Also I only just discovered your channel through this AMA and you seem like an awesome guy. Keep up the great work! My favorite prank has got to be "skeleton driver prank" here
RaHat Do you have any advice for youtuber's who want to hit it big? Thanks for your time! I would say just keep working hard and try to be original. Think, "What can I do that no one else can? How can I showcase my unique point of view and make it interesting to other people?" Have those questions in your mind when you're thinking about the kind of content you're going to make. / It wasn't that long ago when I only had 1000 subscribers and people were telling me that I would never be able to do youtube as my profession. I just kept working hard and treated it like it was my full time job before it was. The old " fake it till you make it" thing works! Also, watch the content of other people you admire and try to think about what they're doing that makes them successful. That's it really. Good luck! here
"That motherfuckers a demon" / My favorite reaction by far. I'm pretty partial to "Instagram dat joint" and "Last Person I saw walk on water was Jesus, and you ain't Jesus!" here
Gotta say that I'm a huge fan. I've got many classmates and even professors to watch your vids and I'd have to say that my all time fav would have to be the floating dollar in the hoods ones. Just wondering, what's your favorite prank or trick to pull? Definitely "Skeleton Driver Prank" here
Hey Rahat! Just wanted to say that your videos are great and inspired me to start volunteering at the homeless shelter. Keep up the great work :) I'm so glad to hear that! Hearing you say that inspires me! here
It seems to me that there are very few Youtube channels (Yours being one of them, along with the likes of Jack Vale and Roman Atwood) that are consistently able to put out truly interesting prank videos. Do you think there is something you and these few other pranksters have in common that makes you so much better at pranking than others? I don't know if "better" is the word I'd use. Everyone puts so much hard work into what they do. I do think trying to do ideas that are original or haven't been seen on youtube definitely helps people stand out. here
ok so a few questions 1) were do you live ( no. i dont want your adress, just city and state would be fine) 2) what is the biggest prank you have ever pulled 3) who have you pranked with before( other pranksters or friends) Virginia / I'd say "Third Story Fall Prank" and "Disapearing Crowd prank" are two of my biggest pranks in terms of crew and preperation involved here
What is the best way yo advertise when you are just starting on youtube? I have done pranks, and I also do animations, but it is hard to get views. Promotion is important for sure, but at first I'd say focus on your craft and being original. The cream rises to the top. Try doing something very specific, and find a niche for yourself that no one is doing or has done before. The best advertising you can have is consistently good content. here
Thanks for making my day every time you post a new video! I don't have a question :) Thank you! You make my day by watching them! here
Hey Rahat, big fan here. I was just wondering, are you planning to do any collaborations with any other pranksters/YouTubers soon? Yes, can't say who though ;) here
Have people ever hit you? / What got you started on pranks? / What prank in your opinion, was most entertaining? 1. No one has ever hit me / 2. I was doing magic for a while, and I decided to start doing magic tricks on people without telling them I was going to do a trick first: Hence, magical pranks. / 3. I like skeleton driver prank. Best reactions. Invisible Driver is good too of course. Also Paranormal Acrivity Prank for how much of a long con it was. Really gratifying to see it actually work. here
You are my favourite prankster/magician. Thabk you for your videos! / Have you ever had an idea you've really wanted to try but can't find the right way to do? Well I can't tell you that cause I still might do it! here
Are you ever going to have a meet up in Canada?? Possibly here
Hi Rahat! I love all of your work. A few questions if you're still answering. / 1) How much of your time is spent making/producing the videos? 2) Where do you get the money from to buy all of that food, and the $1,000? 3) Do you have a "real job" too? / Keep up the great work! Thanks for doing what you do! 1. All of my time. Literally / 2. Any money I have comes from ads on youtube, so thanks for watching! The least I can do is give some away to people in need! / 3. YouTube is my one and only "real" job here
yo magic do you ever get drunk before you go out pranking? i know i do! im actually drunk right now!!!!!!!!!! Nope. You get drunk before you go pranking? I cannot say I support that here
Yo Rahat, "victim" of one of your pranks, here (the floating cup one). No questions, just wanted you to know your videos are awesome and kudos to you for helping out Eric. Let's make the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time! Let's all watch that movie starring Haley Joel Osment, "Pay It Forward," and do that! That's actually a good movie though. Sad ending, but good here
No questions, just wanted to say you are a class-act. I've been watching since about 75k and you still never fail to make me laugh/tear up. Keep doing what your doing. Thanks mxwjg, will do! here
How did you come up with being a YouTuber. Did you just wake up one day and say you were going to make some pranks? / Also, do you have a whole team like some other youtubers out there, or is it just you and your friends? I think I wanted to be a magician first, and I was just putting my magic tricks on youtube to show them to people, and it just kind of went from there. I saw other people on youtube making a living, and wanted to do that too, so I treated it like a job even before I was making any money. / I have friends with channels that help me film. Trey films a lot of my stuff that's in Virginia. Ben produces a lot of my bigger things in California, and sometimes I'll hire a crew. For my drive thru videos, it's just me for the most part. here
You're an awesome human being. That homeless lottery winner video brought tears to my eyes. Keep being awesome! No, you're awesome for taking such a strong stance in your username! That takes confidence. here
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Ginko Biloba here

I_Kissed_Cereal16 karma

PART 4:

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Your walking on water prank was great, but I feel like it had so much more potential. Any chance you'll revisit it soon? / Which video of yours is your personal favorite? Not allowed to claim the homeless lottery one. 1) I don't know. It was pretty hard to do. I'm gonna say, probably not / 2) Skeleton Driver Prank here
I feel like some of your pranks could end badly. How do you get away without getting in trouble, or do you get in trouble on a regular basis? / Either way, really glad you're still making videos. I laughed for a solid two hours when I found them. no, I never get in trouble really. The worst is being told to leave places by security guards. Guess I've been lucky! Glad you like them! here
Hey Rahat. Love your videos! You are really talented and a genuinely good person. Also, you should make a video with my friend Misterepicmann. Thanks Birdd. Tell Misterepicmann I said "What's up" here
What is your net worth? Come on now WoodenSteel here
Ugh I loved your videos even before they went hella viral in my school. Please keep on making everyone die laughing! Your captions are the best omg. Much love! (if only I could think of a question...) I will, much love to you too here
How far do you have to drive to find an area or restaurant that isn't familiar with your shenanigans? Pretty far here
Thank you so much for doing this AMA! You are wonderful! / I want to know more about Eric. What's he like? He's a really good guy with a good heart. Life has just thrown him some curveballs. The first things he did with the $1000 dollars he got was get himself a haircut, then buy himself a cheap cell phone. He got the phone specifically so that he could call the cops if he got in trouble out on the streets, cause it gets dangerous out there. He's currently sleeping in a motel I helped him out with. He's a really smart dude. Thanks for asking! here
What inspired you to start pranking people? David Copperfield. JK i'm not sure actually! here
Do you have an agent? Have you ever auditioned for any TV or movies? nope here
Yo, Rahat! Im a huge fan. Where do you currently live? I've been told you're in the area, and you go to ODU. (Hampton Roads) I am in the area! here
Are your parents proud of you? I think so here
Have you ever had moments where you ran out of ideas or do you ever keep track of random prank ideas that pop in your head? Yes, I keep a notebook next to my bed, cause I'll sometimes think of things when I wake up or when I'm about to go to sleep here
Can you explain the invisible drive through prank? Yes, I wear a chair costume, and I put it on just before I get to the drive thru window. The mesh is see through, so I can still see where I'm going. / Check the beginning of this video for a visual explanation here
1. What was the worst thing that had ever happened to you during a prank? / 2. Which is your favorite prank? / Big fan and love your videos. :) 1. Hmm not sure. Been kicked out of a lot of places by security. / 2. Skeleton Driver Prank / Thanks so much for your support! here
Hi Rahat! I'm a little late to the AMA, just watched your video though. You definitely took a tear out of me! That was an amazing reaction, and I'm sure that man will always consider you his hero. / My question is: Do you think you'll help him any further? 1000 dollars is a good chunk of money, but helping him out by going with him to a job interview or something would give him an even greater gift. Taking that money to buy some nice clothes, getting more hygienic, and getting into the world with a job would set him up for success. He seems like a great guy, so I don't think it would be too hard for him! Just thought I'd ask, or maybe he's already planning on it! Thank you again for the very inspiring video! Yes actually, I set up a fund for him online this morning, and we've already raised over $12,000! It's crazy. The money will go toward getting him an apartment with pre-paid rent for several months, a wardrobe, and other life needs like food and transportation. Hopefully that will get him on his feet and he'll be self sufficient in no time at all! If you'd like to donate to the fund, Click Here here
Have you ever decided not to do a prank because it was too risky, crazy, or anything like that? If so, what? Yes there is an idea that I've been holding off because it can potentially be too risky. I can't explain the idea. But maybe sometime in the future I can do the idea. here
Hi, what was your original plan for the homeless lottery winner video? As in, what would you have done if he didn't turn out to be such a nice guy, take back the money, laugh, and say he got pranked? / I'm asking this because my first reaction after reading the title of the video was: ''Wow this prank is of bad taste'' The plan the whole time was to give him the money, and let him keep it. I think I just explained it a little awkwardly at the beginning. I'm glad you gave it a chance and watched the whole way through! here
Rahat, do you ever practice magic at all anymore? / What was your favourite kind of magic (cards/coins/sponge balls/bands/stage?) I use to practice close up magic a lot. But now and days I don't practice as often. here
What do you plan on doing next? Probably getting grab a quick snack to eat here
Because of your videos I always say "What the hail?!" I've picked up quite a lingo that no one except those who watch your videos understand...And because of your videos you helped me go through finals week when I was in college :) I've watched you since you were just starting and and not as popular! I love what you do it makes me feel good :) keep making them! also are you Bengali? Cause I'm half! What's your other half? Thank you for sticking with me from the beginning! :D here
What are your favorite YouTube channels? Your videos always make me smile! I don't watch too much of Tubes lately. But when I get a chance I usually watch Alltime10s, SoldierKnowsBest, TechnoBuffalo, Edbassmaster, Dalyxman, TvTrax, HodgeTwins, and others that aren't coming to mind here
How many other prankers you know irl, like roman, vitaly? Yes I do here
Can you work under pressure and deal with deadlines? Yes and No here

Sorry! I'm back and cataloging these again, I thought you had left for the night.

MagicofRahat11 karma

Thanks again for doing this. I can't thank you enough!

Oster2269 karma

I just saw the video of what you did for Eric on CNN...brought me to tears, such a beautiful thing you did. Where is Eric now? Where does he stay? This type of prank gives me hope for humanity.

MagicofRahat118 karma

After the video I got him a hotel for two weeks.

Oster2279 karma

Man, you really did an amazing thing. Serious respect my friend!

MagicofRahat66 karma

Thank you my friend ;)

dub180858 karma

Hi! I just wanted to let you know my family and I watched the Homeless Lottery Winner video yesterday and we all cried :(:

Please do another video like that soon!

MagicofRahat55 karma

Thank you for watching the video!

Look forward to doing more videos like this!

tdubbya52 karma

Hey Rahat! Thanks for doing this AMA. I'm a big fan who has watched you since your chat roulette tricks. Also, it's awesome that you rep the 757. A few questions:

How much do you make on YouTube?

Do you get recognized often?

Where do most of your pranks take place?

Thanks again! I loved your recent video.

MagicofRahat68 karma

Thanks man!

  1. Can't really talk about that (google doesn't like that)

  2. Yes almost everyday

  3. Virginia and California

Lunchin2 karma

This has been bothering me for a while; I think i saw you come into five guys in MV California and you looked very familiar but i couldnt put my finger on it. Then i looked you up and assumed that you only do videos in newport news, until you just said you do in California as well. Was that you?

MagicofRahat3 karma

;)

TheAaronWilhite38 karma

Thanks so much for doing this AMA! I am a huge fan and would love to meet you one day!

What is your camera and microphone setup?

MagicofRahat57 karma

Really depends on what prank I'm filming.

For Drive Thru Pranks I use a Flip camera. For audio I use the audio from my camera

Any other public pranks I use a Canon Vixia for video. Audio I use the ol' Iphone Voice memo app lol

BaconOverEverything38 karma

Have you ever caught an ass whooping for pulling a prank on someone?

MagicofRahat89 karma

Haha no. I like doing pranks that don't involve me getting hurt or killed.

Mattpalmq35 karma

Hey Rahat! Love your videos. I have a couple questions if you could answer them that'd be awesome!

  1. What did that homeless guy who you gave $1000 in your most recent video do with the money?

  2. Will you be doing more videos where you help the homeless?

  3. Have you or do you ever plan on doing a collaboration with Roman Atwood or Vitaly?

Thanks in advance if you answer my questions. :)

MagicofRahat54 karma

Hey Matt! :D

  1. I did meet with him yesterday. He told me that he got a haircut, bought ice cream for two girls, and got a pre-paid phone for emergencies

  2. Yes I will be doing more help the homeless videos (Check out my Coffee To Coins For The Homeless video)

  3. We have tried to plan something in the past. I do make a small cameo in Vitaly's Stealing Skateboard Video

Thank you for your question!

hammyboo34 karma

Worst reaction you've gotten to a prank on or off camera?

MagicofRahat95 karma

The worst reactions that I get after doing a prank would be the person just standing there with no reaction on their face. It's quite awkward from then on out. I wish them a happy birthday and go on my merry way.

UPDATE: I just remembered this reaction from an old outtake video. Starts at 1:41. Such a bad reaction, it's good.

MJlago928 karma

What do you usually order at the drive thrus?

MagicofRahat70 karma

Mickey D's- 4 piece Chicken Nuggets

Burger King - Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Wendys - 4 or 6 Piece Spicy Chicken Nuggets (these are addicting)

Chick A Fil - A Cookie :)

Taco Bell - The whole entire menu

MJlago929 karma

Do you eat them everytime?

MagicofRahat75 karma

Yes and No.

I usually give the food to my friends or if i see homeless people out on the streets.

Sometimes I eat the food even though I am sick of fast food D:

DTFpanda28 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA. First, it's an awesome thing what you did for Eric and I donated as soon as I wiped the tears from my face.

I've read some comments regarding that video criticizing your motives for making it, saying that you only filmed it as a "set up" to gain more views.

While I disagree with those people since views are what probably paid for that $1000 for Eric in the first place, I think it's still an appropriate question for you to answer to why you chose to set up Eric into believing he won the lottery, as opposed to just giving him $1000 yourself.

Actually another question comes to mind...at the end of Eric's fundraiser, how are you going to present the money to him? Is he aware of the current fundraiser?

Thanks again!

MagicofRahat69 karma

I wanted to create a moment of magic with him winning the lottery. I could've just went up to him and gave him $1000, but I wanted to do it in a unique way.

He is not aware of the fundraiser, We are going to surprise him with it.

ericbensoussan25 karma

How do you hide the camera in your drive thru pranks?

MagicofRahat32 karma

For my old car I use to put my cam in this box which I place on the passenger side of my car. But with my newer car, the camera slides in perfect in the side handle of the car door

ArthurDigbyS11 karma

Was that one of the key selling points when car shopping?

"I want something that will stealthily accommodate this camera, that has seats that are easy to mimic...oh and good MPG"

MagicofRahat8 karma

Yes, car salesman looked at me with strange eyes

Tronberr20 karma

How many times have you been stopped by police while pulling your drive-thru pranks?

MagicofRahat46 karma

Once but they only gave me a warning.

cnehila2311 karma

Hey man, I am a huge fan and love all the stuff that you have done, especially for the homeless. Keep up the good work man, you truly are an inspiration.

MagicofRahat6 karma

Thank you! :)

CrizpyBusiness10 karma

Yo Rahat, "victim" of one of your pranks, here (the floating cup one). No questions, just wanted you to know your videos are awesome and kudos to you for helping out Eric. Let's make the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time!

EDIT: Gold on a comment with 1 up vote, this has to be some kind of record. Thank-you, kind stranger.

MagicofRahat4 karma

Let's all watch that movie starring Haley Joel Osment, "Pay It Forward," and do that! That's actually a good movie though. Sad ending, but good

itzbedgood10 karma

Does Eric know you set up this fund for him? He deserves the best.

MagicofRahat16 karma

He doesn't know right now, but once we raise the money, we're planning to reveal it to him. Can't wait to see how he reacts!

itzbedgood7 karma

You're a great person. My friend recently suffered a brain aneurysm and has been in the hospital for over a month. He just came out of a coma. We set up a gofundme page for his family and so far we have raised over $2,000. Any way you could help spread the word?

MagicofRahat17 karma

Can you link me to the page?

shadowwolf439 karma

Rahat, ive been watching since about 50k. Your channel blew up the past few months. Did you expect this?

MagicofRahat14 karma

Not at all. Still feels like a dream from time to time

RadioactiveMonk8 karma

Are you going to prank Chad?

MagicofRahat18 karma

I assume we're talking about Chad from Polaris right?

If so, yes. I plan to shave his beard in his sleep.

jk, but seriously

z34223937 karma

How many times have you almost been bashed/killed/threatened?

MagicofRahat24 karma

I have gotten death threats over the recent video. But I don't let things like that get to me

LBCvalenz5627 karma

No question but wanted to say its been an awesome ride seeing your videos going from simple card tricks to what it is now!!!

MagicofRahat4 karma

Thank you being with me on this crazy journey and being a long time fan!

Obvious_MD7 karma

Hey Rajat, how did you first get into magic and making your videos?

MagicofRahat12 karma

Hey Hey! I first got interested in magic at an early age but really started performing it back during high school. I first started making videos only to showcase my tricks of wizardry

Kknowsbest7 karma

What was your biggest fear when you first started off pranking?

MagicofRahat9 karma

The prank not getting the reaction I imagined. I get butterflies in my stomach before ever prank :(

JewBrownie6 karma

Yo, Rahat! Im a huge fan. Where do you currently live? I've been told you're in the area, and you go to ODU. (Hampton Roads)

MagicofRahat6 karma

I am in the area!

Cruz9216 karma

hey rahat i a huge fan and i like your prank videos :)

MagicofRahat6 karma

Thank you!

grevejp5 karma

Are there any reactions that don't make it to youtube?

MagicofRahat9 karma

Yes there are some reactions that don't make it due to a lack of reaction

WhosaWhatsa5 karma

Do you ever feel bad after pranks? If so, which affected you most?

MagicofRahat9 karma

Not really. Lot of the times I do tell them it's a prank afterwards

CompanionCubi5 karma

I was a fan of the falling 3 stories one, do you plan on doing any big ones like that soon?

MagicofRahat3 karma

Yes sometime in the future

calvintheidiot4 karma

how do you usually come up with your pranks?

MagicofRahat5 karma

Ideas and inspiration comes from anything

lilliiliiillililli4 karma

The clock is ticking like a hammer crushing down in your mind with every click of the gears, time is running out. "Sally!" you cry out with your hoarse voice, as she lays with her perfect body impaled, sputtering blood from all orifices. The ship is sinking into the finger numbing cold water and there is a nuclear device beeping, piercing your eardrums uncontrollably along with a red hot angry Scandinavian monkey handler screaming because of how he wasted his entire life with that monkey as the monkey leaps about smelling like a fuzzy ball of shit.

What would you do this this situation?

MagicofRahat4 karma

This made me emotional damnit :(((

Koolkat214 karma

Hey Rahat! I am a big fan! I've always wondered how much money you spend each time you do a drive thru video,

MagicofRahat4 karma

Thank you for being a big fan!! It usually depends on the prank I'm doing that night. Videos can range from $20-$200 per video

thanksforthememories4 karma

Hi Rahat! I love all of your work. A few questions if you're still answering.

1) How much of your time is spent making/producing the videos? 2) Where do you get the money from to buy all of that food, and the $1,000? 3) Do you have a "real job" too?

Keep up the great work! Thanks for doing what you do!

MagicofRahat7 karma

  1. All of my time. Literally
  2. Any money I have comes from ads on youtube, so thanks for watching! The least I can do is give some away to people in need!
  3. YouTube is my one and only "real job"

harry_pooter1234 karma

Me and my friends love your videos. What's you're favorite restaurant for a reaction?

MagicofRahat5 karma

Chick Fil A and McDonalds haha

TakingTheXOutOfXmas4 karma

Hey Rahat! Were you ever worried about a negative reaction to the Homeless Lottery Winner video? I was nervous to see where it was going, and was pretty relieved to see a very happy ending.

MagicofRahat6 karma

Not really. I only hoped for a good and positive reaction. Thank goodness it turned out that way!

TheG-Gamer4 karma

Hi Rahat how's is going? Has a prank ever gone so wrong you decided not to put it on Youtube?

MagicofRahat10 karma

Hey TheG-Gamer what's up! I haven't really had a prank go wrong (cops,swat team, etc.). I've had prank ideas fail because in my mind I imagine the idea getting a great reaction. But doing the prank in reality it wasn't really what I expected.

Ghostissobeast4 karma

What was the funnest prank to make?

MagicofRahat4 karma

Drive Thru Skeleton Driver Prank was pretty fun to make

killabee854 karma

Rahat u should do a meet up in the 757 soon!!!! Any chances of that happening ?

MagicofRahat4 karma

I may do one!

ErickIsGaming3 karma

hey rahat found out about you when my teacher showed me your invisible drive thru video in class been a fan since then

my question is how do you record with your glasses? can you link them?

MagicofRahat2 karma

The glasses cam I use are by PivotHead

Walkingtalkinghawkin3 karma

Can I have a signed picture?

MagicofRahat7 karma

Who can I make it out to?

Ninja183123 karma

What is your favorite Magic trick

MagicofRahat7 karma

The invisible deck or a simply guessing a thought or name someone's thinking

csr7883 karma

Hey, I worked with you at the Hidenwood store and I had no until just the other day that you made these videos. They're brilliant, particularly that last one. I'm gonna spare Eric what I can when I get my next paycheck! Thanks for the great videos!

MagicofRahat7 karma

Oh? What's your name if you don't mind me asking? And thank you for any contribution!

YAHOONATOR3 karma

Do you have any idea what your name means in romanian?

MagicofRahat2 karma

Doesn't it mean poopy?

Cameron85083 karma

In your Invisible car seat prank, Can you see out of it?

MagicofRahat5 karma

Yes, when I created the headrest I used a mesh cloth to help me see what's in front of me.

I_Kissed_Cereal3 karma

What's the most dangerous situation you've been in due to MagicofRahat?

MagicofRahat10 karma

Never really been in a dangerous situation. The only thing the comes close would be when I was filming a video in the hood. I had a group of people come over to surround my car when I drove up to do a floating dollar trick in front of someone. But I got out of there safely (GTA style....okay not really)

I_Kissed_Cereal1 karma

Thanks for answering! Glad to know you're generally safe. I watched about 30 of your videos yesterday and think they're hilarious. Keep up the great work!

MagicofRahat2 karma

Thank you!

NT_213 karma

How often are you recognized at drive thrus?

MagicofRahat5 karma

After the Invisible Driver Video a lot. But now in days its seldom.

TylersMagic3 karma

Hey Rahat, thanks for doing this AMA.

What advice would you give to an aspiring magician/YouTuber?

MagicofRahat7 karma

Do it! Don't let anyone hold you down, just do it! Do something that you enjoy and have fun with it!

Kknowsbest3 karma

Hi Rahat, great videos, and excellent job on the homeless lottery. You are a great role model. What is the best advice ever given to you?

MagicofRahat4 karma

Nothing is ever impossible

Henryradio983 karma

Have you every pulled up at a drive thru and noticed that you already pranked them before? Really big fan! Thanks for the laughs!

MagicofRahat3 karma

Haha yes I've had that happen once during the same night.

phz103 karma

Hey, is YouTube your full time job now? How have people ie. family reacted to that if so?

MagicofRahat8 karma

Youtube is my full time job. At first my parents didn't understand what I was doing but eventually they understood it.

AznShuffle3 karma

Did You Already Live Streamed??

MagicofRahat5 karma

I might have one soon (those are fun to do)

ProjectPatriots3 karma

Hey Rahat, big fan here. I was just wondering, are you planning to do any collaborations with any other pranksters/YouTubers soon?

MagicofRahat3 karma

Yes, can't say who though ;)

betterwithferguson3 karma

Coke or Pepsi?

MagicofRahat19 karma

Vanilla Coke

keganbwalton3 karma

Have you considered vlogging?

MagicofRahat5 karma

I have. I use to vlog on my main channel back in 2010, but ended up taking those videos down and moving them to my 2nd channel

WhenItGotCold3 karma

Are you an ODU student? I always wonder if I will catch you on campus.

MagicofRahat3 karma

I use to be

ChaleBoy2 karma

Have people ever hit you?

What got you started on pranks?

What prank in your opinion, was most entertaining?

MagicofRahat3 karma

  1. No one has ever hit me
  2. I was doing magic for a while, and I decided to start doing magic tricks on people without telling them I was going to do a trick first: Hence, magical pranks.
  3. I like skeleton driver prank. Best reactions. Invisible Driver is good too of course. Also Paranormal Acrivity Prank for how much of a long con it was. Really gratifying to see it actually work.

itsahardcocklife2 karma

It seems to me that there are very few Youtube channels (Yours being one of them, along with the likes of Jack Vale and Roman Atwood) that are consistently able to put out truly interesting prank videos. Do you think there is something you and these few other pranksters have in common that makes you so much better at pranking than others?

MagicofRahat3 karma

I don't know if "better" is the word I'd use. Everyone puts so much hard work into what they do. I do think trying to do ideas that are original or haven't been seen on youtube definitely helps people stand out.

mrgoober13372 karma

Huge fan here! Who was your inspiration(s) for doing YouTube pranks?

MagicofRahat4 karma

Biggest inspiration for pranks came from Jack Vale and Edbassmaster

mrgoober13372 karma

Of course! How are they in real life?

MagicofRahat3 karma

Both are the nicest people you can ever meet!

Cameron85082 karma

May i have a picture that is signed? That would make my day/ year!

MagicofRahat3 karma

Who can I make it out to?

Cameron85082 karma

Like my address?

MagicofRahat2 karma

No the name, I'm guessing Cameron?

Cameron85082 karma

Yes

MagicofRahat2 karma

andreasboy402 karma

Hello! I love your pranks and videos, and I have 2 questions: What is the cringiest prank you've done, and how did you get the idea for invisible drive through prank?

MagicofRahat4 karma

Thank you!

  1. Never done a cringy type of prank.

  2. The inspiration came from a picture of a similar seat I've seen floating around on the interwebs

Cameron85082 karma

Hey, I want to do more "Pranks" like the one with Eric. You know like just like helping the homeless. You could buy cheeseburgers of the dollar menu and go hand them out to the homeless. I love those videos, and they are also touching. I have been apart of your channel ever since the Chatroulette magic tricks. Keep up the good work to!

MagicofRahat4 karma

I miss doing those Chat Roulette Magic Trick videos!

BigG01012 karma

Rahat please reply but if it is possible maybe when you give Eric all the fund raised money maybe you could make a vid on it

MagicofRahat3 karma

yes

Cameron85082 karma

Any interests in doing a gaming channel? That would be cool

MagicofRahat3 karma

Not at the moment. I don't play as much games as I use to

besserr2 karma

How the hell did you do the jesus walking on water prank?

MagicofRahat3 karma

Magic

geesting102 karma

With the money raised does Eric plan on getting a shelter?

MagicofRahat4 karma

We haven't told Eric about the fundraiser. We're going to surprise him

Shugbug19862 karma

Hey Rahat! What do you feel helped your channel grow? Do you still have any other work besides youtube, or do you pretty much only need YouTube now? I myself am going to be trying to grow my own channel to help fund my own hobbies and would love any tips!

MagicofRahat4 karma

Hard work and Consistency. Focus on making things that are good, not on making money. There is a chance for money, but only if your content is great.

osterizerble2 karma

Hi Rahat,

Great Video of helping Eric. You also managed to raise enough money for him which I guess today was approximately $23000. This is just great. I have one request to you that you show him how he can spend that money for better life like a manager. Most people don`t know where to spend money. May be you can ask a bank to provide their service for free to manage his money?

Keep up the good work.

MagicofRahat3 karma

That's the plan. It wouldn't make sense to simply give him the money. The plan is to use the money to get him the tools and in the right situation to be self sustainable

I_Kissed_Cereal1 karma

What's your favorite prank/trick that you've done?

MagicofRahat2 karma

My favorite one has to be the Drive Thru Skeleton Driver Prank