Lawn Clippings: ZekeIsAwesome Blog

Thoughts from the $300 Lawn Mower of Comedy: Zeke Thomas

Reeling in Commercial Goodness

with 2 comments

We all have to pay the rent somehow and until the next pilot gets a green light, I try and sell the shit out of any product that comes my way.  Its the young performers dilemma.  I want to do important things and make strong daring choices, you know . . . leave a legacy . . . make a mark in show business.  However,  until you get taft-hartley’ed in or your rich producer uncle throws you a bone, you gotta play the game.

We’ll here’s a quick 2 minute reel of some of my finer commercial moments.  You’ll find my first pro gig I ever did, a national Hyundai ad that was shot in both English and Spanish.  I think the English version was played once, but the Spanish version was in heavy rotation for over a year making me a local LA superstar among the prized busboy and landscaper demographic.

One spot that is noticeably absent was the job that gave me my SAG card, Pizza Hut.  After shooting copious amounts of footage, shot over 3 14-hour days, I received  0.3 seconds of screen time. Yeah, not everyone has the ability to jump out of a minivan and smile. (See previous Blog “No, thank you, Pizza Hut” for full story).

More live shows are on the horizon with dates at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks, CA and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.  I’ll drop a line as we get closer.


Written by ZekeIsAwesome

April 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Hey Zeke, Its the damnedest thing, My comment on your other blog posting brought 3 people to my website. Crap I cant get anyone to comment on MY blog. But if I can comment on yours and people go to my site then hey why not. Maybe it was just you going 3 times. I think I’ll change the name to “I Said Sit!” is awesome. yep that ought to just do it.

    Jonathan Klein

    August 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

  2. I wish I could take credit for visiting your site 3x or even directing traffic there, but it wasn’t me. I’m told the best way to drive traffic to your blog is to be “active” within the blog community. But “I Said Sit is” has a pretty good ring to it . . .


    August 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: