The Dresser - Rube Goldberg Machine for Getting Dressed.

  • Added:  Year ago
  • A year in the making, The Dresser was a live show performed at McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

    Welcome to my channel! I am an inventor of useless machines.


    The Dresser was a live performance, November 2013 in Charlotte, NC, at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. It took Joseph Herscher a year to build and two months to test.


    Machine Creator: Joseph Herscher
    Producers: Corey Gegner, Gemma Gracewood, Joseph Herscher
    Steadicam Operator: Justin Hoogeveen
    Performance Director: Elizabeth Mills
    Machine Assistants: Nicole Shaver, Angela Polly
    Music: Hershal Herscher
    Stylist: George Gladstone

    THE DRESSER was made possible with generous support from:
    The Chartwell Trust, NZ
    John and Jo Gow, founders of Connells Bay Sculpture Park, NZ
    McColl Center for Art + Innovation
    John S. And James L. Knight Foundation
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  • Runtime: 3:38
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Comments: 170

  • HeyItsMe906
    HeyItsMe906 8 days ago

    This could've gone horribly wrong

  • Leleily YT
    Leleily YT 11 days ago

    That. Was. Awesome. But doesn't he have clean that up soon? XD

  • surya bhaskar
    surya bhaskar 22 days ago

    how do u do that man

  • Kathryn H
    Kathryn H Month ago

    But was it worth it

  • Patrick Stare
    Patrick Stare Month ago

    extremely aesthetic! very well done.

  • J and A Pictures
    J and A Pictures Month ago

    Hey Joseph! Our name is J+A Pictures, and we see some talent in your recent videos with Rube Goldberg machines, dominoes, and all of the sorts. We would like to invite you to our Rube Goldberg machine contest. If you are interested, please follow the instructions in the description of our contest video. Also, please share this with others if at all possible. Thanks, and have a nice day! :D

  • Mr Panda 480
    Mr Panda 480 Month ago if your doing this I will give you a warning it will be messy....

  • Сергей Васильев

    Eto kacestbennii budilnik

  • Inas Dzakiyyah
    Inas Dzakiyyah Month ago


  • Youtube 초코
    Youtube 초코 Month ago

    Wow! amazing!

  • Happy LOL
    Happy LOL 2 months ago

    what is the point of doing this like u have to clean up and half of the things are broken and then u have to go buy new ones to start again

  • Savanna Holloway
    Savanna Holloway 2 months ago

    2:18 😨

  • zahidkhantahmid tahmid
    zahidkhantahmid tahmid 2 months ago

    you are very creative and cool

  • TimeTravelinc
    TimeTravelinc 2 months ago

    I felt like this was in the style of Charlie Chaplin with the way everything was done. Well done sir. Well done indeed.

  • Oxygen Theif
    Oxygen Theif 2 months ago

    Seeems ligit

  • estoyazucar
    estoyazucar 2 months ago

    Wow! It's like watching a Charlie Chaplin film. Watched it without the sound and it is still amazing.

  • Született Gamer
    Született Gamer 2 months ago


  • mad GAMEINGninjas
    mad GAMEINGninjas 2 months ago

    this reminds me oh the marks brothers comady

  • CinnamonSano and Friends Productions

    2:43 he is INVINCIBLE!!!

  • Julian Novarr
    Julian Novarr 2 months ago


  • juan zarza
    juan zarza 2 months ago


  • TheWolf401
    TheWolf401 3 months ago

    How the hell did I not know about this channel earlier?? This is pure gold! I hope you never give up on making these machines :)

  • Daniellemarie gaming and more

    Charlie Chaplin is that u?

  • Mahendra yadav
    Mahendra yadav 4 months ago

    Nyc video josefh

  • 피투게더혜
    피투게더혜 4 months ago

    와 마지막에 샹들리에? 거기에 맞는줄알고 깜놀

  • Melek Chellouf
    Melek Chellouf 4 months ago

    hi i really like your ideas and i really appreciete if you can do a video like this to make a little lamp turn on by a battery i need it for my exam

  • HiggsTV
    HiggsTV 4 months ago +1

    Hitler mustache

  • Fox
    Fox 4 months ago

    Love that mr bean reference!

  • Erris Lance
    Erris Lance 4 months ago


  • Bıdıh Mneta
    Bıdıh Mneta 4 months ago

    greetings from Turkey

  • Bıdıh Mneta
    Bıdıh Mneta 4 months ago


  • Lidia Marino
    Lidia Marino 5 months ago

    I am trying to enter a Rube Goldberg machine in a contest to trap a action figure...... Have any tips? ; ) <)

  • Lidia Marino
    Lidia Marino 5 months ago

    Your inventions aren't USELESS!! Do You have a movie for some of ya machines? CAN I HAVE ONE?

  • Kyshawn Lomas
    Kyshawn Lomas 5 months ago

    they wasted a lot of money of that thing!

  • nick smymee
    nick smymee 5 months ago


  • Maksim Sandstrom
    Maksim Sandstrom 5 months ago

    very creative

  • Bikram Das
    Bikram Das 5 months ago


  • Sara Dickerson
    Sara Dickerson 6 months ago

    sweet and cool cant stop watching!!

  • MrBraddles3128
    MrBraddles3128 6 months ago

    This man is a fucking genius. If it were legal, I'd marry his brain.

  • Prazi Draco
    Prazi Draco 6 months ago

    oh hey, it's this guy

  • Rehan Shah
    Rehan Shah 6 months ago


  • Bodie Trick shots
    Bodie Trick shots 6 months ago


  • Ahmad Alghamdi
    Ahmad Alghamdi 6 months ago

    you are real artist
    keep going

  • Jik PGN
    Jik PGN 7 months ago

    it is funny because that clock 😄

  • Che Simmons
    Che Simmons 7 months ago

    that makes a mess

  • Katie Livermore
    Katie Livermore 7 months ago

    You are the real life version of the man on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!!

  • Nitromachine2002
    Nitromachine2002 7 months ago +2

    0:12 i liked the Mr. Bean reference

  • Femke Deen
    Femke Deen 8 months ago

    I wonder if you have actual knowledge on physics and how force works and stuff? It seems like knowing formulas like the ones regarding force, friction and movement would be quite useful here.

  • Abby Mills
    Abby Mills 8 months ago

    These are sooooooooooooooo muck fun to build

  • Psy London
    Psy London 8 months ago


  • J. Schmitz
    J. Schmitz 8 months ago

    I love your funny inventions! :-)

  • davis martin
    davis martin 8 months ago

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    p[3 your mom

  • Tim Moser
    Tim Moser 8 months ago

    Wegen Galileo hier.

  • Fire Wolf
    Fire Wolf 8 months ago

    That was amazing, needs more views.

  • Zillachi
    Zillachi 9 months ago

    so cool!!!!!

  • David Montes
    David Montes 9 months ago

    En el minuto 2:43. Aijuesu Mais JaJaJaJa

  • Barbara Szabó
    Barbara Szabó 9 months ago +3

    The world really need you, so does my soul

  • Rajat Jaiswal
    Rajat Jaiswal 9 months ago

    amazing videos 👍👍

  • l mainfawad7
    l mainfawad7 9 months ago

    the first thing which came to mind when I saw a video of your was you should be in that TV show the big bang theory

  • KamaalGetsBucketz
    KamaalGetsBucketz 9 months ago

    this is trash

  • Fernanda Mendoza
    Fernanda Mendoza 10 months ago +2

    this remind me of Chaplin Movies

    • Shona O'Neill
      Shona O'Neill 9 months ago

      Fernanda Mendoza You are right, I think his inspiration comes from 1.) Charlie Chaplin (like you say) 2.) Wallace and Gromit (for the fantastical machines) and last but certainly not least 3.) Mr Bean (for sheer comedy genius).

  • Libra Galaxy
    Libra Galaxy 10 months ago +1

    Cool. But it makes a big mess...

  • kai929888
    kai929888 10 months ago +1

    I like your video,and I am just a little girl from Taiwan (>﹏<)

  • Bob The Blob
    Bob The Blob 10 months ago

    0:03 hate this sound

  • Afonso Assalin
    Afonso Assalin 10 months ago +3

    just imagine watching this live, like in a theater or something

  • rudy
    rudy 10 months ago +9

    I like how the machine tried to kill him several times

    CJ RULZ 10 months ago

    nice video

  • 肥劉
    肥劉 10 months ago


  • Neeraj Gupta
    Neeraj Gupta 10 months ago


  • Loli Hunter です
    Loli Hunter です 10 months ago +2

    all those efforts for an auto hat

  • Tony Curtis
    Tony Curtis 10 months ago +3

    Absurdist reality at its comedic zenith.
    Oh, and it's clever, too.

  • Sana Amjad
    Sana Amjad 10 months ago

    lolxx that was so funny

  • LucyCuppingCakes
    LucyCuppingCakes 10 months ago +6

    Why am I thinking of Wallis and Gromit?

    • Shona O'Neill
      Shona O'Neill 9 months ago

      LucyCuppingCakes I know right, I think Wallace and gromit with a sprinkle of Mr Bean, absolutely joyful to behold, utterly fantastical and wonderous. Brings out the inner child in me, I love this guys genius.

  • Kuol Anyang
    Kuol Anyang 10 months ago

    putting that together gor the next nighy every no thanks but very creative.👌🙌😇😂

  • dr pwnapplz
    dr pwnapplz 10 months ago +1


  • Alexis Zarco
    Alexis Zarco 10 months ago

    Aha that was clever

  • Nick Sqlly
    Nick Sqlly 10 months ago +1

    and who ignited the candle?

    • Christopher Lee
      Christopher Lee 7 months ago

      The guy in the video did. He lit it before he got into bed.

  • Mohammed Zayd
    Mohammed Zayd 11 months ago +2

    i had the go back to check the hat

  • MsCherade9
    MsCherade9 11 months ago +16

    I've now watched every one of your videos and need some more. What new projects do you have in the pipeline? It's especially interested to see how your thought processes evolve over time, I can see specific ideas leading to another idea to an entirely new video. In that way your process is very much like any other artist, except it's very hard to put these ideas down on paper in a sketchbook!

    My son is 17 now, but he started building Rube Goldberg machines when he was 5 too. He still has bits of them in his room made of Lego, random bits of track, Knex, an old yo-yo, books and dominoes. But he won't let me show them to anyone! He's decided he prefers games design and development as a job but loves the idea of making physics based games, which incorporate Rube Goldberg machines and devices in them. I'll share your channel with him tomorrow, I think he'll love it!

    G'night from Edinburgh!

    • Prasad Ponnaganit
      Prasad Ponnaganit 9 months ago


    • wheresmyhotpocket
      wheresmyhotpocket 10 months ago

      MsCherade9 jjhy

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  11 months ago

      That sounds like a really smart direction for your son. I used to be a software developer, but never did games. The idea of doing a physics based game sounds like a dream!

      When I was a teenager I stopped making machines for a while, it wasn't til I was 22 that I "rediscovered" my passion. So I'm not surprised your son doesn't want you to show anyone, haha.

      Next I'm experimenting with different video formats: a really short, simple but messy video, and a "cooking show" video!

  • Donald The Duck
    Donald The Duck 11 months ago +131

    So you're telling me this machine will not only slide an iron across one section of my shirt and pants once but also break one of my alarm clocks, drop a vase off a table breaking that as well, dump a wad of soggy blue paper towel on my floor, AND drop a chandelier on my head?SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

    • Elzor Elzor
      Elzor Elzor 4 days ago

      Donald The Duck AND you've gotta set it up again later

    • Lou FoxyBun
      Lou FoxyBun 12 days ago

      Not to mention the alarm clock is actually not ticking in the beginning. It may not work if you have a working alarm clock. Little details.

    • Gavson 83
      Gavson 83 2 months ago

      Donald The Duck that's not all it also ruin your book shelf

    • Tess Crelli
      Tess Crelli 4 months ago

      You win the sarcasm prize of the year. Congrats.

  • Anmol Neupane
    Anmol Neupane 11 months ago +2

    good job

  • smutchers
    smutchers 11 months ago +1

    Mr Bean

  • Ming-Yen Tsai
    Ming-Yen Tsai 11 months ago +54

    Amazing and creative! You're the most interesting man on this planet. Love your work so much. You've made my life much more colorful. Big thank to you, Joseph!

  • Nazmax
    Nazmax 11 months ago +33

    Anyone notice the mr bean reference?

  • F N
    F N 11 months ago

    I don't need any fancy machine to dress up and make a mess at the same time

  • Wawa_Wanida
    Wawa_Wanida 11 months ago +9

    I think the world needs more of guys like you! So creative! Keep it up! :)

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    윤명섭 11 months ago


  • Felipe Silva
    Felipe Silva Year ago

    MAN i Need one of dat!

  • Jude Yaela
    Jude Yaela Year ago

    I meant on

  • Jude Yaela
    Jude Yaela Year ago +1

    I thought the chandeleir will make him uncontious it will actually put his hat in

  • Grey
    Grey Year ago +8

    How Isacc Newton wakes up every day.

  • Anup kumar
    Anup kumar Year ago

    Awesome man !! you are amazing !!

  • SeriouslyStaffy
    SeriouslyStaffy Year ago

    Who cleans this up?

  • Vanice John Canoy
    Vanice John Canoy Year ago +1

    Someone is moving the rope in 2:25-2:34

    JACK-O-PIE BABY! Year ago

    Nice,my 8 year old brother like your videos very much,he is doing this kind of stuff in my room and thats anoying some times so my room looks like a crazy scientist lab.

  • zohrra
    zohrra Year ago

    "Helloooo? Room service!"

  • Bruno Van Sompel
    Bruno Van Sompel Year ago

    Amaai!!!In dit filmpje is veel werk gekropen!!!

    NYLOUDMOUTH Year ago

    if you look closely the iron isn't connected . I call fake

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