13 November 2007

The Best Use of a Clown in a Bankruptcy Commercial Award Goes to...



I was reminded of this fine commercial by Bubs over at the Sprawling Ramshackle Compound.

I'm proud to say that my friend and colleague Kate plays the frightened woman in this spot. She told me that the guy who played the clown came to the shoot directly after playing Othello at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. I didn't learn any fun facts about Erik Martin.

EDIT: He was playing Othello, but not at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre...my mistake

7 comments:

Monica said...

i remember being horrified the first time i saw this ad campaign. then i accepted its unintentional comedic genius about 5 seconds in.

Catherinette Singleton said...

Why don't you tell me all about the commercial as my work likes to block videos to torment me.

Catherinette Singleton said...

Why don't you tell me all about the commercial as my work likes to block videos to torment me.

pistols at dawn said...

Well, I love clowns again.

Monica said...

also i wonder what damon wayans thinks about this

The Ambiguous Blob said...

clowns are very scary.

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Kate. I was in the commercial. We're told to be "frightened" of the clown attacking our window. Truth is, we were frightened of the clown attacking our window. The dude playing my husband bruised my arm he squeezed me so hard. Brad, the clown, was a super nice guy but he was fucking scary in that costume.