Interview, YouTube, DISHWASHINGLICKWID, Comedy

My Interview with YouTuber, DISHWASHINGLICKWID.

DISHWASHINGLICKWID is one of the funniest commenter-style YouTubers we have today! The girl not only truly understands comedy but also isn’t afraid to give you her opinion, and yet she still gives off a sense of humility at the same time. That’s rare, which is why we need her on this platform! She can have me rolling on the floor laughing one minute and the next, sitting there having an honest discussion with my husband about her final thoughts.

I’m so thrilled that she agreed to do this interview. I thoroughly enjoyed her answers and please, go give her a follow go Twitter and be sure to subscribe to her Channel. I don’t promote YouTubers I don’t like and I truly am a fan of hers!

 

Let’s begin the interview! Here we go!

1. First off, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to discover your channel! But, at least I found you and I’m now a subscriber for life! What inspired you to start a YouTube Channel and did you have any other ideas for your channel before it was officially launched?

I encountered youtube at only 9 years old and I was completely fascinated by the concept. I started making my own skits and rants on my sisters terrible webcam on her computer and would milk any occasion in which I could submit a video for a school project. I would vlog random family occasions, edit and send it to my family group chat, film random videos in school or make overdramatic documentary-style videos about the people in my class. In retrospect, me, sitting in class screaming interview questions across the classroom to my classmates or teacher definitely made me seem more unusual than I already am. However, high school was nearing to the end, and I was left with a creative passion that i had failed to pursue, instead of feeling regretful, I realized how easy it is to make a channel and decided to start vlogging- and that was the beginning of my youtube channel.

2. How do your family and friends feel about you doing YouTube? Were they surprised when you decided to start one?

My family and friends were surprised in the sense that it was about time that I finally decided to start the channel. It seemed like the natural progression for me to express my creativity. All my family and friends are really supportive and make the time to watch my videos when they probably have no interest in what i’m talking about. For the most part, I find watching myself really cringe, so my dad makes it a point to watch all my videos on the tv to embarrass me, which is an odd way to show support, but I appreciate it.

3. Which YouTubers would you say inspire you the most? Would you ever consider doing a collaboration with anyone?

The two youtubers which inspire me the most would have to be David Dobrik and Shane Dawson. David Dobrik is the pinnacle of taking a typical format, such as vlogs, and completely turning them into something funny, creative and unique. However, Shane Dawson is by far my favourite youtuber and a collab with him (or Trisha Paytas- I would LOVE to eat and cry on the kitchen floor) would probably put me into cardiac arrest from joy. Shane Dawson is such a foregrounding channel in the youtube community- and it’s almost crazy to say that I connect so deeply with someone whom I’ve never met, but I think that’s what makes Shane Dawson so likeable, the ability to be real and genuinely relatable which is why he resonates with so many people.

4. Whenever someone is a public figure, there will always be a slew of misconceptions about them. Are there any misconceptions about you that you’d like to address?

This may be quite unconventional but I feel like my youtube channel breaks down any inaccurate preconceived notions someone might have of me. If I were to walk down a street, people may assume things about me or have some sort of judgment about me and I will never be able to address those. However, my youtube channel is a place where I can express my personality, views and opinions, and aside from the occasional hate comment, my youtube comment section and dms is really positive and can feel like a warm hug after a really long day.

5. I loved your video about Kylie Jenner’s brushes! Judging by your videos, it seems like you have an interest in makeup. Do you have any particular brands that you’re a fan of?

Firstly, thank you so much! And as for my interest in makeup it began only late of last year and so I obviously have some learning to do, but a brand which never fails me is Kat Von D. I know everything in which I purchase from her brand is high quality and is exactly what I’m asking for. I love experimenting and trying out new products, but ever since I purchased her tattoo foundation, I’ve never bought another foundation since- it snatches my edges every time.

6. Speaking of beauty, (I promise I’m not kissing up here) but you have a beautiful complexion. Would you mind sharing with us your skincare routine?

As someone who gracefully came out of the womb as a vogue model, I’m offended that you would insinuate that I need a routine to maintain my beauty. That’s obviously a joke and my skin is one of the 7 wonders of the world because I’m always wondering what to do with it. But for the most part, African Black Soap and a witch hazel toner (I haven’t found a moisturiser I stand by yet) has really saved my skin, I obviously get hormonal acne here and there, but for the most part the more consistent I am with my routine, the better my skin appears (go figure).

7. In your personal life, what are your favorite TV shows, movies, books, and music? Are there any particular shows you like to binge watch that you’d recommend?

My favourite tv shows cycle between trashy reality tv (I think I’ve watched every season of Big Brother that has ever been made) and British comedies (for some reason British comedy is just funnier)- as for reading, I enjoy crime or horror books, mainly because I’m too scared to watch a show about it, and as for music not to be a typical ‘I wAs bORN in The WRonG GeneRATIon’ person- but I enjoy older music- MICHAEL JACKSON’S OFF THE WALL ALBUM IS A BOP, or music which as an ‘older vibe’- so anything from The 1975 or Neon Indian has me SHOOK.

8. A bit of a personal topic: we all have causes that we’re passionate about. Are there any that you’re particularly passionate about that you’d like to share?

I’m really sensitive and overdramatic so I get passionate over everything- but something I’m passionate about is self-acceptance, self-love and mental health. The world would be such a better place if people loved themselves, or if people were more open with their emotions. At the end of the day, there are so many people who feel down, whether its a mental illness or life circumstances, and I feel like if people were more open and vulnerable, it would normalize emotion and in turn make people feel better.

9. Finally, what plans do you have for yourself in the future for both your YouTube channel and personal life?

I definitely want to pursue my youtube channel further- as it’s definitely what I’m most passionate about at the moment. However, we all know that youtube is not the most stable. I also find importance in pursuing further education. Before leaving high school, I was quite close-minded in the sense of how I wanted my life to pan out, but at the moment I’m just riding the wave (or tsunami) of life- and if that means pursuing education or dropping out to be apart of a barbershop quartet, instead of being afraid of the unknowingness of the future, I’m instead excited.

 

Thank you very much! Once again, I love your answers and am so happy both as a fan and as an aspiring journalist that you agreed to do this interview. I’ll never forget this!

Subscribe to her Channel here! (FYI: At the end of her videos, she’ll say that you can “subscribe or not, “I don’t give a f**ck!” I love that and it gets me laughing every time!)

Brodan White, HoorayPerfect, YouTube, Comedy, Podcast

My Interview with HoorayPerfect (Brodan White).

I don’t know if a lot of you know this, but I’m a 90’s kid, and the worst comedian to come out of that era was Adam Sandler. Now with social media, we have “Instagram Comedians.” Which is a whole different kind of cringe-worthy *ahem* humor in of itself? Thankfully, YouTube has given us genuine comedians as well. Let me proudly introduce you to Brodan White, who runs the Channel HoorayPerfect. My husband is the one who taught me what good comedy is, so I think I’ve got a pretty good eye for good, comedic humor. (Please excuse the humble bragging!) I hope by the time you get done reading this interview, you will get to know what a good person Brodan is and will become more interested in his Channel and even more importantly, click that subscribe button!

 

Now, onto the interview!
1. I am so happy I found your Channel and have no doubt it will gain more and more of a following than it already has! What inspired you to start YouTube and did you know in the beginning you wanted to go into comedy?

Thank you! I’ve always known I wanted to go into comedy. I initially had the idea of going to as many open-mic nights as I could to perform stand-up, and do that for years on end until I catch a break. But a few years ago I noticed how much time I was watching people on YouTube just making fun of others, or trends, or whatever it may have been. I distinctly remember thinking about how I could be doing a much better job than them at it. So I went to Google, brought up two random word generators, and it gave me “Hooray” and “Perfect.” Easily the dumbest name ever, but ironically it sounded kind of condescending. That was the birth of the channel.

 

2. As evidenced in this great video, this Channel called “DWLF Game” tried to *ahem* give you tips about working out as well as…other things! You had a great response as well as showed that you don’t need “tips”! What was the overall reaction from your awesome response video? Did they ever respond (again) as well?

I think this will always be my all-time favorite video that I’ve created. People seemed to really get a kick out of it and it’s still stuck around as a talking point throughout the life of my channel. Pickup artists have always come off as narcissistic to me, so I was pretty harsh on them with my jokes. They did respond… quite angrily, with 6 response videos I think, which proved my point that they were egotistical. They couldn’t fathom the idea that somebody doesn’t think they’re cool, so they let their egos come out. I think being made fun of is a good thing. It takes people down a notch when they get a little bit too self-absorbed. I can’t believe people actually get bent out of shape over jokes about them. You’ve got an entire life to live. You can’t constantly allow yourself to be defensive. That sounds miserable. Just keep moving forward if you truly think you’re living properly.

 

3. As evidenced in the video I linked to above, I can tell you take health and fitness seriously. (I do, too, so I really respect that.) Is that why it bothers you when Instagram Fitness Models create these accounts and show off their bodies that no woman can live up to? (The video you did about it was great, by the way!)  

I think it’s tragic that so many of these ladies on Instagram are promoting the ridiculous detox teas or their little 8 week booty workout plans. Not a single one of them got their physiques by drinking tea. They’re making so much money by promoting this crap to women that are new to fitness and simply don’t know any better. The majority of them are just naturally athletic and photoshop their pictures. It’s not just women though, it’s men too. But I felt particularly sympathetic for women though because it seems like the female models push it a lot more. I’ve been lifting and taking diet seriously for 8 years now, so I know how difficult it is to progress. I’d rather people just workout for the sake of their health, and nobody promotes that, just the physical aspect. I’m probably going to make another video on this topic too. In my opinion I didn’t do it enough justice.

 

4. How much has your life changed (both professionally and personally) now versus when you first started uploading to YouTube?

I had social anxiety ever since I was a child. When I started posting to YouTube, it began to go away, almost completely. I wonder if it’s because I finally released all these thoughts I’ve had – perhaps I was fearful of giving my opinion my entire life. So that’s been an unexpected blessing. Also, only a few people who personally know me, know that I have a YouTube channel. And that’s hilarious to me. I’ve never posted anything YouTube related to anywhere other than YouTube. I refuse to talk about my channel in my personal life.

I’ve had a handful of popular YouTubers message me on Instagram, as well as a few other people with some sort of stature. So that’s been surprising. Job-related, I was once given a position where an employer offered me the most money I’ve ever been offered. It was practically a done deal until the morning of my first day. They called me and said that they did a Google search on me. They found my channel and told me to not come in. I literally laughed so hard about that and thought to myself, “I’m probably not meant for this 9-5 thing at this point.”

 

5. Are there any specific comedians and/or YouTubers (who may also be comedians) that inspire you and the type of comedy you do?

I respect so many comedians out there. Dave Chappelle is my favorite. I also really like Chris D’Elia and Theo Von. They’ve got such unique personalities. Those guys are one of a kind, and that’s what I strive to be. I’m a huge South Park fan too, so I love Trey Parker and Matt Stone. As for YouTubers, Ethan Klein (h3h3Productions) has always been my hero on there. Plus he practically paved the path for others like me within that same genre.

 

6. What tips would you give someone wanting to start a YouTube Channel?

It helps to have a purpose. For myself, I genuinely want to make people laugh and it feels natural to me. So definitely choose something you’re good at. Don’t mimic anybody. If another artist sounded too similar to Beyoncé, that person would never make it. We already have Beyoncé. We don’t need another one. That’s why you have to be different. Personally, I really didn’t see anyone on YouTube with that crude sense of humor, like South Park or Tosh.0 has. If they did, they didn’t show face, which is pretty cowardly in my opinion. I wanted to bring that type of humor to YouTube with a face behind it. I’d also say, keep in mind that creating a successful channel takes a ton of diligent work. You more than likely have to be a unidimensional person. I’m not even working to my full potential yet and it’s still mentally and emotionally exhausting. But worth it.

 

7. Looking ahead, just past 2018, what direction would you like to see for yourself both professionally and personally?

I’m going to be putting in a ridiculous amount of time towards YouTube for sure. I’ve been enjoying it so much lately. The channel grows every single day and I’ve received hundreds of encouraging messages from people on Instagram and Twitter, which tells me I’m doing something right. Meanwhile, I’m aiming to move to the LA area as soon as I can. I’d like to stay where I’m at now in St. Louis, but in order to progress and become more involved in stand-up comedy, it obviously helps to be near all the action. YouTube will of course help build me an audience, but I want to be considered a legit comedian.

 

Thank you very much Brodan! It was such a pleasure talking to you and I thought you were very sweet and thoughtful! I hope we can do a followup interview down the road as your Channels grows so we can catch up! I wish you the best of luck and will keep tuning into your Channel.

Please follow him on Twitter here, Instagram here, his Facebook here, his Snapchat here and you can listen to his Podcast here.

 

God Friended Me, Religion, CBS, Comedy, Fall TV, September 2018

God Friended Me-First Look!

Get ready for this fall on CBS, the heartwarming show GOD FRIENDED ME will be premiering on CBS. The synopsis is as follows:

GOD FRIENDED ME is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken
atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social
media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies
of others around him. Miles Finer is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t
believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved
preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong
rejection of his faith. Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where
he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend
request. After repeated pokes by God, Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the
request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s
block. Brought together by the “God Account,” the two find themselves investigating
God’s friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their
journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender
by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara
research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he
believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process,
change his life forever.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 30 on the CBS Television Network
ON AIR: Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)
STARRING: Brandon Micheal Hall (Miles Finer)
Violett Beane (Cara Bloom)
Suraj Sharma (Rakesh)
Javicia Leslie (Ali Finer)
Joe Morton (Reverend Arthur Finer)
Here is the the Trailer: https://youtu.be/o6XfmicoyZw