You know how big of an audiobook fan I am, and I know many of y’all are, too. So, I had to bring Dylan White on my podcast! He’s an author, actor, comedian, and even played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin musical! Plus, I’m sure you’ve heard his voice on national commercials.
We talked about a variety of things, including Will Smith and aliens. This conversation was so interesting, it flew by! If you’re a fan of Sci-Fi, be sure to listen!
Also in this episode:
- Being an odd kid
- Knowing your audience
- How he came up with the idea for his first book The Orion Abduction.
- The art of narration (where he would project his voice from to change the sound for each character)
- Why he didn’t watch the version of Aladdin with Will Smith in it
- His writing process
- Having a teenage girl’s insight
- The biggest secret skill a man can use when arguing with a woman
- The technicality of comedy
- Offending people during comedy shows
- Looking at the universe from our limited perspective
“I wasn’t like a normal kid.” ~Dylan White
“You gotta know your audience.” ~Dylan White
“The technicality of comedy; you wanna get more laughs per minute or per set as you can. And if it takes you too long to get to your next punch or your next laugh line, you’ll lose an audience.” ~Dylan White
“I didn’t see it [Will Smith’s Aladdin].” ~Dylan White
“I’ve always been fascinated with aliens and UFOs and abductions.” ~Dylan White
“What if we’re the weird ones [instead of aliens]” ~Dylan White
After over 10 years of playing the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure, Dylan is “out of the blue”—but only in terms of the costume and makeup. Dylan has been on the standup scene for quite some time and uses his snarky Gen-X sensibility to share his unique perspective on divorce, dating after fifty, depression, and everything in between. He is also a successful author and voiceover artist so be sure to follow him on his social media. But not on the street. That’s creepy.
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