Thursday, May 31, 2007

Funny by association?

Check out this commercial. You've probably seen it before. It's in high (and loud) rotation on Fox.

The Elaine-and-Jerry Dude is in my ward (church congregation, for you no-Mos). His name is Ryan Hamilton. He's got a great stand up comedy act. I've never had a conversation with him, but we were at the same dinner a few weeks ago and, curiously, he was one of the very quietest people in the room. I kept expecting him to switch on at any moment, but like the limp Looney Tunes singing frog he remained stubbornly silent (except for one little joke about lycra leggings). Maybe he was in mourning for his newly flattened car tire. Or maybe -- more likely -- silently harvesting our quirks for his new act.

If he wins the competition with a new bit about a flabby chick committing social suicide by poking fun at a muscular, attractive young Ironman champion, I'm hitting him up for royalties.

So vote for Ryan! It's a vote for clean humor, missionary hair, and achy tummy muscles (no Pilates required!)


Rachel C. said...

Ryan's is the cousin of one of my very good friends.

Such a small world here in Mormonland.

Marie said...

Small indeed! Forget Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- most Mormons could connect to any stranger in church with Two Degrees of...Brigham Young?

Carvel said...

Did you mention which nite of the week it comes on, & at what time, & was it on ABC (ch. 4)?
I'll be delighted to vote for him.
When are you going to write re: Your adventure in Yellowstone Park?

Marie said...

You're right, Dad. It is NBC. I've been staying up for my beloved Conan a lot these last few weeks, so that's probably where I've been seeing the commercials.

It says the premiere is Wed, June 13 at 9/8 central. I've been watching TV my whole life and I'm still not sure I know what that means. I'll check the listings when we get closer to the 13th.

As for's a-brewing. Come back soon.

Anna Maria Junus said...

This is hilarious! I loved Hangover bear.