H. Jon Benjamin new spokesman for Arby’s

Is Arby’s cool again now? Despite my unyielding love of horsey sauce and previous efforts such as the $5 for 5 beef-and-cheddar deal, Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches remained the butt of comedians’ jokes in recent years. Jon Stewart made a running gag of mocking Arby’s as non-food during his years hosting The Daily Show on […]

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Greg Barris for Twitter: “Don’t Believe Every Tweet”

Twitter, like other social media platforms, has a huge legitimacy problem. Nobody is minding the store, so to speak, to separate the lies from the truth, the facts from the fiction. How’s Twitter responding in August 2018? With a humorous TV ad campaign. Starring Greg Barris. The campaign is called “Don’t Believe Every Tweet.” Or […]

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Tom Segura almost became known as Jared from Subway’s “bad” brother

Sometimes, it turns out for the best that your big break never broke. Tom Segura told the story on Tuesday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert about how, more than a decade ago, Segura had booked a nationwide TV commercial spokesman campaign with Subway to appear as the unhealthy brother of Jared. Even Segura knew that […]

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Billy Zane goes Georgia Gold(finger) for KFC in Super Bowl ad battle with Rob Riggle

After cycling through colonels quicker than you get used to them, Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to settle on Rob Riggle as its TV hypeman dressed up as the late fast-food founder, Col. Harland Sanders. But Riggle’s reign began with the start of the 2016 football season, so it might as well end with the Super […]

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