We are an experienced team of social-media marketers, who are launching an adult comedy YouTube channel. We have been working in this industry since 2012 and during our journey, we launched and ran multiple YouTube channels that reached hundreds of thousands of subscribers, with our biggest success reaching 1.2 million subscribers. We are looking for a voice actor who is interested in joining our team LONG-TERM. The character will have a British accent - you do not need to be British, and you do not even need to be good at doing a British accent, as reading the scripts in a very stereotypically posh way without actually being British can add to the humour.
The character should sound high-pitched (cartoonish) and posh. He is a spoiled, sheltered kid from a rich family, who decided to start a YouTube channel to share his stories and give people tips. The humor comes from him being oblivious to the fact that his "tips" are useless (for example, "How to make more money, tip #1: If you're poor and you need more money, all you have to do is go to the bank and ask them to withdraw some money from your trust fund!") and his social commentary is idiotic (for example, "I believe America should 'build the wall,' because walls are cool! Where else are you going to hang paintings? Paintings would not exist if not for walls!"). He is misinformed about current events and oblivious to the fact that not everyone lives the same lifestyle, but unlike a typical "spoiled brat" he actually wants to help people and he believes that he is giving quality advice and commentary, even though it is clearly nonsense to the viewer. He explains his advice in the way that a teacher might explain something to a child; he is not "trying to be funny" nor is it done in an overly cartoonish way.
Besides the accent and pitch, you should try to capture his personality by emphasizing certain words and phrases and getting his flow and tonality right. You can hear our vision for the character in the sample audio file in the attachments.
Please note that while this is an animated series, it is definitely targeted at adults, not children. It is for audiences who like shows such as The Simpsons, South Park, and Rick & Morty. If you are uncomfortable with this or do not expect that you will enjoy this type of work, please do not bid.
- In your audition, please do one reading where you try to imitate the tonality and all aspects of the character's voice from the sample audio. You can feel free to submit multiple versions.
- Please, submit your take only if it matches our description - YOUNG VOICE with IMITATED BRITISH POSH ACCENT. You can see an example in the attached files along with the script we would like you to voice.
- This specific job includes the content for 2 videos. However, we are producing 8 videos per month with each one being 2-10 minutes long, and we are ONLY looking for someone who is interested in voicing this character long-term - please only audition if you can do this long-term! If you are hired you will receive a guaranteed minimum number of scripts per month (at least 8), which you will receive in a batch together so you can record each month's batch all at once, to make things easier. IMPORTANT: When submitting your audition, please let us know what your desired rate will be for each month's batch. You can assume an average of about 30-40 minutes of reading per month.
- As the series grows, we will be needing your talents more and more for various associated merchandise, such as audiobooks and courses read by the character. We are looking for a voice actor who is looking for long-term work as your character voice will become an iconic part of our brand. We are looking for a person who shares the same love for the character and who enjoys the content himself, because we believe that only such a person can help us reach the level of growth that our previous project attained and that we are aiming for with this one.