I get asked to be the “voice of reason” beside the wacky goings on around me, a LOT. This commercial? It was really hard to keep a straight face. The voice actor that did the voice of the oven was brilliant. And apparently, he’d given the audio engineer something like an hour or more of insane improv to choose from. What they ultimately went with was fantastic and I love how this commercial turned out. (Not to mention that Goo Gone is a great product!) It can be a lot of fun to be the “amused observer”.
If you’re just getting started in voice overs, or you’re a seasoned pro and want to improve your craft (it’s a never-ending process, after all), one of the best places to visit is VoiceActing.com. There’s tons of resources on their website, but one of the best things you can do for your career is to pick up their book, The Art of Voice Acting by James Alburger – which is widely accepted as an industry standard.