TheReportOfTheWeek (commonly referred as "Reviewbrah" or "John") is an American YouTuber, food critic and radio host.
Establishing his eponymous channel in 2011, Reviewbrah's initial focus was on a series of energy drink reviews known as Energy Crisis. He has since diversified to include a food review series, Running On Empty, which focuses on fast food and ready-made meals. A third, as yet unnamed series focuses on reviewing specialty drinks. The first video was uploaded on February 20, 2011, with a review of pomegranate-flavored 5-hour Energy energy drink.
Regarding the type of food items featured in his reviews he has stated, “Is every average American going to be eating a steak dinner every night? No. Fast food though, well, there’s usually a McDonald’s every half mile… I want to be applicable to the largest number of people.”
In addition to the three review series, he also produces a series of lectures titled The Idle Mind and Voice of the Report of the Week (VORW), an audio-only program featuring listener mail, general commentary and channel updates. He occasionally uploads miscellaneous videos that are not part of any series, most notably a yearly video depicting his average day.
He is well-known for wearing suits of an older style and his manner of speaking, which has been likened to that of an "old-time radio newsman."
In addition to his YouTube offerings, TheReportOfTheWeek hosts a weekly shortwave radio program, VORW Radio International. The program has been transmitted primarily by WBCQ and WRMI. The program features brief commentary and listener-requested music.
TheReportOfTheWeek was the guest on The Needle Drop podcast in October 2015. He made a cameo appearance on an episode of television program Tosh.0 in March 2016. He has been featured by several media outlets, including CNN Money and New York Magazine.
He was incorrectly reported missing in the wake of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing after a hoax image featuring his likeness was circulated on social media and further disseminated by television news networks. In a video entitled "I am alive" he ended the rumor by showing that he was unharmed and in the United States.
|“||I'll give this and 8/10, just because I don't give 10/10's.||”|
―Domino's Pan Pizza Review, during the rating of the meal.
|“||Gotta dip it in the sauce.||”|
―Domino's Pan Pizza Review, known for the pronunciation of the word sauce.
|“||Hello everyone, this is Energy Crisis – The Energy Drink Report.||”|
―The greeting used in most videos of the Energy Crisis series.
|“||My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day has been ruined"||”|
―Upon reviewing popeyes newest creation on July 4th 2017
|“||Its lit, it's lit. I don't know what that really means...||”|
―Burger King Flamin' Hot Mac n' Cheetos