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Web Video / ML Lanzillotta

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the many faces of Mr Lanzillotta

Though primarily a writer, ML Lanzillotta also has a YouTube channel. He mostly posts vlogs - usually as a version of himself, though he occasionally portrays has a number of bizarre characters.

The channel can be found here.

Tropes Found in his Videos Include:

  • A Cappella: None of the "music videos" have any backing music.
  • Author Appeal: ML Lanzillotta seems pretty fond of the name Lucia/Lucie/Lucy.
  • Black Comedy: A re-occurring theme. One especially notable examples would be the video in which Lanzillotta describes his "hilarious suicide attempts" (there were quite a few, apparently).
  • Character Blog: ML Lanzillotta vlogs as various characters... including Trixie the Usherette, Tallulah the flapper, Lucia the accidental time traveler, and Hamlet. Yes, that Hamlet.
  • Evil Uncle: Lanzillotta's eccentric, lizard-obsessed Great Uncle Louis [1]. Evil might be a bit strong, though he did once let a bag of snakes lose on a bus.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Most of the early videos (from 2016) are either clips of ML reading plays, pretending to be a movie usherette, or singing songs a cappella.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Badly Singing "Cabaret" To A Dog [2].
  • Fish out of Water: Lucia, the accidental time traveler from Ancient Rome [3], certainly counts.
  • Functional Addict: Lanzillotta spends a lot of time defending this concept. He,himself might count.
  • Large Ham: The Mad Scientist speech video [4], among others.
  • Shout-Out: In many of the vlogs, viewers can see a half-erased painting of the TARDIS in the background.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In some of the addiction-related videos (notably, this one), Lanzillotta refers to his drug-using years as his "Prince Hal phase".
  • Vlog Series: While few of the characters last long enough to count as proper series, the various personas mentioned under Character Blog probably qualify.