There are many rewards to be gained from doing voiceover. There’s the money. The freedom to audition in your underwear from your home studio. The pseudo-fame that bubbles up to the surface of the cultural cesspool for fifteen minutes… And sometimes, if the voiceover Gods smile upon you — enlightenment.
Yes, enlightenment. Newfound knowledge that opens up one’s perspective. For me, that happened when I voiced the new McDonalds campaign – “Be The Sizzle” – which illustrates the beauty of the sausage egg McMuffin. It planted the seed in my mind.
Then, one early morning in the valley, I got hungry. Then I saw the local McDonalds… and I knew. I had to try a sausage egg McMuffin once more (15 years after the last time, thanks to the ability to afford real restaurants and shacking up with a health-conscious woman). In I went.
Nirvana. I’ve had it two more times since… Thank you, voiceover Gods, for showing me the light… The cholesterol tinted light… I am more than lovin’ it. I’m adding the joy to my waist.
Don’t you just want one now???