Interview: The Uncle Dolan Show

What is it about running the Uncle Dolan Show that you enjoy the most?

Putting it all together. The drawing is pretty fun; although it’s just a ton of copying and pasting. But the final product (Slicing the voices to perfectly fit each slide, adding music and bringing the “motion comic” to life) is what always makes me happy. I am genuinely proud of each episode, but some more than others!

How long does it take to put together an episode of The Uncle Dolan Show?

I say hours upon hours. For example, Act II took me around 10 hours to complete. That isn’t including the upload times either, which out here in college, aren’t very speedy. Convert the minutes of the episodes into hours and you have the time it takes to create each one.

What challenges have you faced keeping the show running successfully?

Without a doubt the biggest challenge is scheduling. Time for college life, social life, daily dosage of video games and then running the channel (and the Facebook page) leaves little room for rescheduling. If I ever get good at managing time I would like to start releasing [two videos] a week again. Right now, though, once a week is hard enough.

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The first episode of The Uncle Dolan Show features some special, recognizable guests.

 

Do you feel under pressure to constantly produce videos that are as funny as the ones before them?

Oh, absolutely. Like I mentioned before, the comedy is what keeps people wanting more. If my show wasn’t funny to the fans it would be dead in the water. A few of my episodes are funnier than others (I’m looking at you: season 1 episode 2) but like I said before, I’ve been able to deliver funny episodes for the past year and a half.

What will Dolan be up to in the future on your channel?

Good question. I’ve never had a way to broadcast future plans in a literate and professional manner like this. Fans should look forward to a cross between my universe and Spodermen’s (the YouTuber named Spodermen, that is). I also talked with the creator of the Necki Menij show a while back. Both are talented Dolan-esque YouTuber’s and I look forward to working with them if I get the chance.

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British YouTuber, journalist and Arsenal fan. Co-editor, @TubeChum. YouTube: TomSpeaksWords. (New video every Sunday)
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