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Dialect coach Erik Singer once again takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. Did Rami Malek do a good job speaking through prosthetics to become Freddie Mercury? How accurate was Jennifer Lawrence's Long Island accent in Joy? Did Christian Bale nail former Vice President Dick Cheney?

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Jan Kenny
Jan Kenny 6 hours ago
I would love Erik to read me a bedtime story every night with ANY accent. 🗣 🛌 📚
Elaina Kae
Elaina Kae 6 hours ago
I live for these accent videos
Kyle O
Kyle O 7 hours ago
How can you not have Josh Brolin’s performance of Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black 3?
Ronan FitzGerald
Ronan FitzGerald 8 hours ago
Sooooo.. a Speech and Dialect coach.. how does he fair with THE Irish accent?? (all 300 of them)
Nick Walker
Nick Walker 11 hours ago
are you kidding me?
Ricky
Ricky 17 hours ago
Fairly certain playing your own dad is kind of cheating. Especially when you look that similar.
jpmrblood
jpmrblood 22 hours ago
25 minutes and I don't realize? wow
PapierPanierPiano
16:11 if thats nixon im sponge bob
Jen Stein
Jen Stein Day ago
No one: Me: sth sth sky sth sth surrendahh
TheYouthquaker
Can you break down John Lithgow as Winston Churchill???
Dziugas Pi
Dziugas Pi Day ago
*All of his fingers look like they are the same length*
Sasha L
Sasha L Day ago
Would of been good to add Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos, I think she got that accent spot on. (btw I never watched his previous videos)
Zeyno Başak Zırhlı
i really want to see dialect daddy breaking down saoirse ronan's scottish accent!
Adrienne Jernigan
I bet Welsh accents give him a chubby lol
Bluemilk92
Bluemilk92 4 days ago
This guy is the only person I've known, who's tempted me into paying for CuriosityStream. They must have a course on this stuff, right? I just... I like it, and I want to do it. It's been a long time since I've ever really felt that way. Of course, I'm kidding myself to think that way. Heck, I only speak one language.
Collin Pew
Collin Pew 4 days ago
It would be really interesting to see this guy break down metal vocals
Noann
Noann 4 days ago
When they gonna review Taika Waititi playing as Adolf Hitler?
Formula7Driver
Formula7Driver 5 days ago
I stopped watching this video at 8:03. After that point, this man lost all my respect. I have a very good reason why.
Shiro
Shiro 5 days ago
Dan Hedaya looks more like Lyndon B. Johnson than Nixon, the one who acts as Nixon should be Pierce Brosnan
Sangeeta Kalsi
Sangeeta Kalsi 5 days ago
I know Freddie Mercury is originally Indian, but I always felt like Rami tried too hard to sound Indian in a way Freddie didn't truly himself
nicholas cicchillitti
he's so hot
Erikrafter 1092
Erikrafter 1092 6 days ago
This man is so smart and gorgeous
Wilson Moyer
Wilson Moyer 6 days ago
I just wanna hear a breakdown of all the impressions in Midnight in Paris
Yodele Ladejobi
Yodele Ladejobi 6 days ago
it's like y'all have him in a basement and bring him out just to make videos. Eric are you okay????
Like Police
Like Police 7 days ago
13:31 Sounds like an actual conversation
Angelo Santiago, Jr.
Wait wait wait, does not everyone say durable like Jennifer Lawrence said it..??
max
max 8 days ago
i swear the way i speak changed after this video
Brown
Brown 9 days ago
I want this guy to analyze how I talk, cause I talk weird
Brown
Brown 16 hours ago
Dane Potmo I’ve never been drunk
Dane Potmo
Dane Potmo 21 hour ago
Cause you're always drunk
Jhully Amilly Marangoni
Do I even know how to speak?
Tye Addison
Tye Addison 10 days ago
Why does this guy look like Denis out of its always sunny in Philadelphia
Lydia Krow
Lydia Krow 10 days ago
I love these breakdowns - it gives me a new appreciation for the craft actors bring to entertainment. Singer's breakdown is excellent, as well - easy for a layman like myself to understand.
Johnny C
Johnny C 10 days ago
WOW!! Erik is amazing. I have learnt so much on watching some of his videos. As a guest at the dinner table he would command the attention of every person!
Carly Matthews
Carly Matthews 11 days ago
Does anyone know what movie it is where he talks about Jennifer Lawrence??
Carly Matthews
Carly Matthews 8 days ago
Morten Aanstad thank you!!
Morten Aanstad
Morten Aanstad 10 days ago
"Joy"
tforceraven
tforceraven 11 days ago
I love that he doesn't make you feel like an idiot but instead is actually just trying to share information.
Azcena Jordan
Azcena Jordan 12 days ago
15:15 that chin looks like a Camel. Imma yeet now *whoosh....*
David Mesuli
David Mesuli 12 days ago
5head
Lonbunz
Lonbunz 13 days ago
Can this guy please talk about how HORRIBLE Pennsylvania Dutch is on tv?!
Heidi Carter
Heidi Carter 13 days ago
🙃 It seems, to me, like Ed Kemper was trying to imitate Cameron Britton’s voice. Lol
Hjønk Hjønk
Hjønk Hjønk 13 days ago
I kind of want him to analyze my own speech pattern now. I wonder how he would classify and mimic it.
Cammiboe
Cammiboe 13 days ago
And people look at me like I’m crazy for studying linguistics. This is why!... It’s so fascinating!
Kevin Fry
Kevin Fry 13 days ago
Looks like Dennis Reynolds.
Sab Bunnie
Sab Bunnie 14 days ago
I need more
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor 14 days ago
When did Dennis Reynolds become a voice coach
Corby Dinsburger
Corby Dinsburger 14 days ago
2:00 what do you mean "wow" it wasn't even close to Mercury.
Corby Dinsburger
Corby Dinsburger 14 days ago
IT would have been dope if he was a signing teacher. I'm sure tons of people have already commented that but I didnt them anyway.
S M
S M 14 days ago
I clicked cause I saw Freddy
RattPoison80
RattPoison80 15 days ago
I wish my idiolect could be described. Might give me self-esteem in my voice
YankessLove13
YankessLove13 16 days ago
Why do I always forget Christian Bale is not American until I hear his native accent, which is like once every 3 years
Simply Ava
Simply Ava 16 days ago
how the teenage girls who speak with a british accents think they are.
Lotus Child
Lotus Child 16 days ago
Am I the only one sitting here playing with vocal posture while watching this?
Executive Director
Executive Director 17 days ago
You're a dialect coach, and awesome, but why are you saying "prossetics?" Ahhhhhh
vanana
vanana 17 days ago
I have a Request to do an analysis especially on comedians who do celebrity impersonations
Shannon Allen
Shannon Allen 17 days ago
Can I just say I love Michelle Yeoh?
friendly pomegranate
the fact that rami looks nothing like freddie makes me _so_ uncomfy
DabuscusGames
DabuscusGames 17 days ago
Any time I hear gary oldman, all i can think about is Reznov
hernal5
hernal5 17 days ago
I'd love to see a video on British accents and the differences in "T" Like: A lit-oh boTTle" vs "a little bottle"
A Guy
A Guy 17 days ago
Man I'm so happy hè did Kemper
Brid Dodd
Brid Dodd 18 days ago
People say the Michigan accent sounds nasally, now I’m self conscious
Ava noodle
Ava noodle 18 days ago
He should use a different accent every time
Ava noodle
Ava noodle 18 days ago
So I say y'all a lot even though I live in the northwest. Would that be an idiolect
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