Alan is a character from the Youtube web series, Alantutorial. He is the creator of the youtube channel Alantutorial, as well as all the videos posted on said channel. He is portrayed by popular comedian, Alan Resnick
Alan is a young man with a passion for giving tutorials. The videos he creates are intended teach the viewer how to do various things that may or may not serve any practical purpose.
Alan is soft-spoken and often seems very anxious or unsure of himself. He frequently asks viewers to like and favorite his videos and subscribe to his channel, often several times in the same video. He displays a strange affinity for slats of wood and is apparently quite attached to his blue chair, as he becomes very distressed when it falls over. His mental soundness is questionable; he often seems unaware of his surroundings and unable to identify everyday objects and substances, such as water.
Alan's face has yet to be seen in any of his videos. Not much is known about Alan's life outside of his obsession with tutorials. He lived in a small one-room apartment, apparently alone, until he locked himself out of it. In one video someone is heard loudly knocking on the door; the identity of this person has not been revealed. Alan is apparently quite reclusive and seems to avoid human contact: prior to being locked out of his apartment he never seemed to leave his room, and he was once seen hastily running away when confronted with another person .
He is currently being held, seemingly against his will, in an unknown location by an unknown party
During many of his tutorial videos, Alan is seen doing many bad and/or illegal things in his videos. Included are:
- Ruining a perfectly good 2TB harddrive (that is implied to belong to his "brother")
- Creating A Cigarette and posting a video on how to make one on the internet
- Destroying his own apartment and covering a bed with bits of his roof
- Stealing clean water with a milk jug
- Killing one or more people (evident by the blood on his hands in the videos following him being locked out of his apartment)
- This event was possibly forshadowed in his video: Locked Out Of Room Tutorial (what To Do) video, where as he is muttering ideas for tutorials when he says "how to kill"