Rodney Carrington, Owen Benjamin and our own Brad Hinderliter were asked to be part of a Bud Light commercial during the Wild West Comedy Festival in 2015. Brad was doing a bar show in a honkytonk as part of WWCF and they interrupted him, asking if he was “up for anything.” They handcuffed a briefcase to his wrist and told him he needed to bring it to Rodney Carrington. Then Hinderliter was dragged around town doing beer commercial type stuff: being in a parade, riding in a monster truck, etc. He then found out that he would be opening for Rodney Carrington at TPAC that night.
“It was a lot of fun,” says Brad, “and they wouldn’t let me drink beer.”
Rodney Carrington posted the clip on his Youtube channel, saying, “The commercial never aired… so we are airing it.” Here it is:
..and here’s a video of Brad’s stand-up:
For more from Brad Hinderliter:
Our calendar has had “TBA” for May 15-18 for a few months now.. here you go kids:
The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events you won’t find anywhere else, will take place in the city of Nashville on May 15 to 18, 2014. The historic Ryman Auditorium, the performance arts theaters at the Tennessee Performng Arts Center, Jack White’s Third Man Records, and Zanies Nashville will host the festival performances. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions is producing the festival in partnership with Nashville’s premiere concert promoter Outback Concerts. The festival is presented by Bud Light, with Netflix as the associate sponsor.
So far the A-list lineup includes: Aziz Ansari, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Billy Gardell, Dick Gregory, Chris Hardwick (w/ live performance of his @Midnight show), the cast of Impractical Jokers, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Dennis Miller, B.J. Novak, Nick Swardson, Aisha Tyler and Vince Vaughn.
VIP Packages will go on sale March 14th at 10 a.m.
Follow the Wild Wild Comedy Festival online:
TONIGHT at Zanies Nashville: Axe Hair presents Splitting Hairs Comedy Tour featuring the awesome David Koechner (“Anchorman”), with the hilarious Abby Elliot (SNL), and the incredible Owen Benjamin (Comedy Central)!
Event page @ ZaniesNash.com