Just for laughs? We don't think so! A comedic voice also exists for the purpose of memorability. Comedic drama is bold, daring. It cuts through the noise and gets the listeners interested.
There’s more to it than having a funny voice. Performing a comedic voice is particularly hard because comedy is entirely subjective. Besides, it is a combination of the voice, the content, and the delivery. A comedic voice finds a creative way to convey the character and humor in the script.
Comedic voices are popular in animation, television, podcasts, and radio. This voice can bring a character or a commercial to life. Just because a comedic voice is light doesn't mean it that it cant be used for serious purposes. For instance, a comedic medical instructional video. It’s fun, conversational, and people are more likely to remember it. This voice is especially great for children’s animations when making animal sounds.
All the best comedians have a comedic voice, or better yet, a persona. It can be observational, physical, storyteller, or a political comedic voice. It serves multiple purposes and multiple audiences. The most important aspect of a comedic voice is character. The voice actor needs to embody the character of the script both vocally and physically.
A comedic voice can also be an impression of a famous voice. Since the voice can carry a lot of different tones, it’s important to match it with the content being presented.