A voiceover artist is pushed to his breaking point. | The Lion

A voiceover artist is pushed to his breaking point. | The Lion

Learning with CRG English Prime enables your workforce to be more productive, more collaborative, and ultimately more successful. English Prime is a multi award-winning platform that puts interactive media at the heart of the learning process. Great, thanks Vince. How is that? It sounded good to me, nice and positive. Yes, but I’m sorry, It’s not “English Prime” right, it’s “English Prime”. Right and “the learning” is really important to it. I, I think when you say we should really emphasize “the learning”. Maybe we can, um… Like keep the pace, but slow down some of the words Exactly. Okay great, so a bit of emphasis and watch out for “Prime”, keep the energy, but a bit slower. Yep, okay. Got that Vince? Got it. OK, let’s go again. Learning with CRG English Prime enables your workforce — Hold it, waitwaitwaitwaitwait. It’s not “Prime”, it’s “Prime”. “English Prime”. “English Prime”, like that? That’s it. Learning with CRG English Prime enables — “English Prime”. It’s “Prime”. Prime. Prime. “English Prime”. That’s the one. And again, here we go. Learning with CRG English Prime enables — I’m sorry, I’m just not sure about the word learning. I was just thinking the same thing. What do you got in mind? How about knowledge? It just seems much more… aspirational. Knowledge makes so much more sense. (indecipherable chattering) Look, look, look, okay, I’m sorry, I really think we’re overthinking this paragraph. Okay, let’s move on, I think we all know when you say the same line over and over it loses all meanings so Does that… Is that okay with everyone if we… come back to this later? Yeah. / Sure. Okay Vince. Trusted and proven, next line when you’re ready. Trusted and proven solution English Prime is used by top businesses from around the world with in-depth source monitoring they also benefit from comprehensive reporting as standard. Nicely done, Vince. How was that? Yeah, we really need to bring more energy to “as standard”. We specifically put that in bold. Okay, no problem. Got that Vince? Got it. They also benefit from comprehensive reporting as standard Nicely done Vince, lots of energy in there. Everybody happy? No. Look, we really need to add to this. It’s a major selling point. No one else has a reporting air standard. It’s almost like it needs… surprise. Lots of energy. Lots and lots of energy for this one. Can you go again Vince? I’ll try. We’ll get there. They also benefit from comprehensive reporting as standard. That sounded the same. They also benefit from comprehensive reporting as standard As standard, as standard, as standard, as standard, it’s as standard — Definitely a lot of energy in there. It just doesn’t feel like genuine surprise to me. It needs to be shocked, right? (in background) As standard!! Yes, I understand no one else has this feature (in background again) As STANDARD! Okay, so uh, I think what we’re, um — Okay. How about this? And Vince, um, try this, all right? Imagine you’re walking down the street. It’s just an ordinary day. Everything’s fine, and then suddenly, you see a lion. Yeah, it jumps out at you. “As standard!” Yeah? Imagine it’s a lion. All right, all right Vince. Good, let’s, let’s just, um… Let’s just really push this one, okay? Let’s go for it, and see what happens, okay? Here we go. [inhales then exhales] Trusted and proven solution English Prime is used by top businesses from around the world with in-depth source monitoring, they also benefit from comprehensive reporting… [heavy breathing] Oh god. [frightened stammering] [screams] Ruuuuuun! [more screaming and whimpering] [screams] AS STANDARD!! [screaming and crying] How’s that?

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “A voiceover artist is pushed to his breaking point. | The Lion

  1. Christie Wagner says:

    How true. I have unbridled contempt for the pompous, untalented, addled brained idiots who do not know how to act or write or even think rationally yet presume to dictate to a voiceover artist how to interpret the script. And that's the majority of those who yield power over the actor.

  2. Crydan says:

    Jeez, this pissed me off A LOT.

  3. Joe Kelly says:

    30 years I spent doing voice work & believe me this depiction is spot on ( about 30% of the time

  4. Lebogang Seleleko says:


  5. Mi says:

    Now I feel sorry for any VA in movies I have watched all these years

  6. DaftPanther171 says:

    sees thumbnail That guys seen some sheet

  7. G_Odu Of the North says:

    "He's not communicated the shock, he should be surprised that it's standard." "Nobody else has this feature." That's Hilarious

  8. Aj9Livess says:

    the poor engineer, he just wants to get the job done and make sure the talent doesn't get harassed lol

  9. Jason Bourne says:

    Gabe newell

  10. Aussieroth7 says:

    7:13 Disney, HIRE HIM!!!

  11. Messiah says:

    why does the guy sitting in the back look like turkeys president Erdogan

  12. Dutch Duk says:

    I love the attention to detail in this sketch , you can see what I think is an fl studio sound goodizer on the audio guys computer a nice detail

  13. Maalik Rahim says:

    this is dope I like it!!! sub? 🤨

  14. Divyum says:

    That man needs an oscar

  15. Justaburgscuzzin says:

    I can feel his stress

  16. Gear Blue says:

    Vince showed the 3 dudes that he has been doing everything they've been telling him to do perfectly. they thought they were experts when vince was the expert. they didn't know how much of a professional vince was and probably realized in the end that they were in the wrong.

  17. tim 7733 says:

    best video on youtube hands down

  18. BurnSchulz says:

    Not quite my tempo

  19. Taco says:

    Everybody happy?

  20. PK Saenz says:

    LOL I can't quit laughing. Touche'

  21. Dough_Cheeze says:

    It's not prime, It's pppppppppppppppprrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  22. Iqra Adalat says:


  23. Iqra Adalat says:

    "everybody happy?"
    Ready to move on but in the silent pause for a second
    Imao 😂😂😂poor Vince

  24. JayRonin says:

    I love it this is pure genius 😂👆 the life of a voice actor man😥😎

  25. Falk Hauser says:

    It took them 6 minutes to get to that ‘joke’. Not even a bit funny…

  26. FrozenNuts says:

    Eh, not enough energy

  27. prithuadhikary says:

    Haha haha hahahahaaha

  28. Yasumori says:

    Why’s is that girl on her phone the whole time?

  29. Mark T says:

    This reminds me of the the few millennials ive met who try to tease and test peoplr all the dam time.😆😐

  30. Etnobalium E says:

    Wait these people do comedys

  31. jacobsnana98 says:

    they deserved that

  32. e hd says:

    An example of a panel of phony overpaid arrogant executives; pretending to have some sort of special intellectual superiority. Able to instruct professionals how to do what they're the best at, better. It's all bull manure.

  33. Muhammad Adnan says:

    its not prime its pryme 😛

  34. Gatcha Empire says:

    eNgLiSh PrImE

  35. Gatcha Empire says:


  36. Shivam Thakur says:

    Humour is relative. If you dont like it, then it's not for you.

  37. Gunjan Aggarwal says:

    Any reviews???

  38. HotShot says:

    Ooooh no!!

  39. Harleen Kaur says:

    The man on the chair looks like the cartoon character "Tintin"

  40. Yusef Endure says:

    "…you're walking down the street…and suddenly, you see a lion. It jumps out at you…'At STANdard.'
    The most literal interpretation of an asinine suggestion ever. Lmgdao!

  41. Cullen Rutherford says:

    I just discovered I have a very short temper. By watching this video.

  42. Brandon Schmidt says:

    Great actors, awful short film

  43. Ugly 404 says:


  44. Tony Reynolds says:

    This film nails the management team…better is the enemy of good….

  45. celtic knight says:

    Why not let these judges do the speaking…..problem solved

  46. 1_ MO says:


  47. barfyman362 says:

    Reminds me of Orson Wells getting pissed off whilst recording a commercial.

  48. Kayla Burke says:

    “it’s not levi-OHHsa, its levioh-SAWHHH”

  49. Man Free says:

    Excelent film. Titled as a comedy? Yes. Pushing typical comedic vibes down your throat? Not at all! Instead it has a very warm, beating heart in the story and the characters. A loveable little piece.

  50. dragonball slayer326 says:

    Finally something worth recommended on YouTube

  51. Fox says:

    Some clients are completely gypped in the head lol. I once auditioned for a dumb little fan dub/SFM thingo for Team Fortress 2 (video game). Character is very clearly Australian, and I'm Australian so I thought I'd get the part as everyone else was doing a bad Aussie accent. Then some American does a British accent and the client says "I'm looking for an Aussie accent", the guy replies "well the accent was originally meant to be English for the game before they made it Australian". Client says "oh ok then" and gives him the role.

  52. Destiny Boykin says:

    This made me more angry than happy

  53. rajem sanorjo says:

    the best literal short film😂😂 keep it up!

  54. Shari H says:

    HAHAHAHAHAA one of the best I have seen thus far, lion standard. In big organizations/ corporate world has the same types of know it all exist!! Well done!!!

  55. Блог Фильммейкера says:

    Short and Eazy. Nice.

  56. Nereus says:

    this is the reason why you should never work with the customer

  57. Ai Fan says:

    Proves that business executives are parasitic MORONS‼️

  58. Kcarren Starr says:

    Such method actor…

  59. Robert Pilla says:

    loved it

  60. Osei Kwame says:

    As a voice over artist stumbling on this was very entertaining albeit feeling my veins nearly pop. i've been there.

  61. Pak De says:

    Apparently the lady meant imagine the feeling of suddenly seeing a lion in an unexpected place but from a relatively safe distance. OMG A STANDARD!!

  62. Deepak Khetwal says:

    Only on word great

  63. Yedidiya K says:

    Still my favorite video

  64. Mahesh M says:

    I came home frustrated from work and saw this, now I feel better. But he should have shoved redbulls in their ass for the energy they were looking for.

  65. glenn parker says:

    Yeah for Vince! ! !

  66. Rene Fortier says:

    Hahaha! Comic genius.

  67. Glenn McGrew II says:

    Brilliant! I love the sarcasm and realism of his visualization of the lion!

  68. Ryan Foley says:

    Good idea. Just overplayed.

  69. Brutus Pequenus says:

    Vince is THE MAN!

  70. Doron Ron says:

    That was right on the button. I used to work as a designer in the 'creative' sector.Every stinking lousy project was inflicted by this kind of collective decision making, where everyone felt the need to have their 'contribution'. It took ten years before my 'Lion' encounter. I found the best solution was to calmly walk away. And never go back.

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  72. no no says:

    Is it "prime" or "prime"??? 😂😂😂

  73. Reme A says:

    They got their emphasis, didn't they!!!#

  74. JJ Surma says:

    I'm a voice actor. This makes me want to jump off a bridge.

  75. Pewdiepie FanBoy says:

    Not my tempo

  76. Shirley Parks says:

    Soo funny…😆

  77. Tracy Keyes says:

    A lion she wanted, a lion she got!!!!

  78. Chris Rodriguez says:

    holy cow i wonder if Robin Williams and that voice guy are related and and all honesty he had a type of voice that would sound like to be featured in a Transformer movie

  79. Varsha Mehra says:


  80. Perla Zeynalova says:

    This is my favorite in Omeleto

  81. Cuteoby says:

    6:36 is the start of comedy

    Rest is just to frustrate you, to make you want to punch the clients through the screen

    Good s*** YouTube, atleast you recommended me something good with your shi*** algorithm

  82. D Lisa says:

    What were they selling again?
    Been in the booth … you get about 30 minutes and they run with what got.
    Man is amazing!

  83. Sandy J Renfroe says:

    They deserved that

  84. King Dollop-head says:


  85. DatOne Guy says:

    They did say a lion

  86. Sally Clay says:

    That was a great one. I like twists in stories at the end.

  87. the good boi says:

    Me "acting" for my mom

  88. Namphu Gangmei says:

    That was hilariously funny and I feel so satisfied now

  89. Rita Marley says:

    I found this super hilarious 😄Thanks for the Sunday laugh😄😀😃

  90. Blender Bach says:

    8:07 How's that XD

  91. Happy Reaper says:

    That exactly my reaction when I see a lion on the street. Aahhhhhh as standarrrrdd!!!

  92. the dublin FIVE says:

    English prime

  93. Kevin Koah says:

    I just experienced this last week. Being a VO artist while there's more than one client representative for the same ad is EXHAUSTING!

  94. ElSmusso says:

    As radio producer for 25 years I found this hilarious 😂

  95. rugbynimbus says:

    One of the many, many reasons why clients have no place in the creative process. Never. No place at all. Not now, not ever.

  96. jdawgs place says:

    yep, he added some surprise into the script

  97. Christian Rosselli says:

    I know this situation all too well. Funny stuff!

  98. semajnosnibor17 says:

    Yes I can hear you Clem Fandango!

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