You Can Count On It
By Matthew Burnside on May 24, 2011
As I listened to this week’s podcast, I was reminded of a conversation my friends and I had with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, and Maria Bamford a few years ago in Detroit. The night before, The Comedians of Comedy were in Cleveland, OH, which happens to be where my friends and I are from. For some reason, it didn’t take long for the conversation to move into local TV ad territory.
Every city has their locally famous commercials. Cleveland has a doozie. If you know anyone who has spent time in NE Ohio, ask them about Norton Furniture’s Marc and his vocal chords. I bet they’ll do an impression of Marc. This night was no different. Everyone was having a hoot. Patton in particular was extremely tickled by the bizarre nature of these commercials. I have come to find that he actually worked Norton Furniture material into sets performed in Cleveland the years surrounding our conversation. I look back on that conversation as a neat comedy nerd moment to catalog in my brain.
The podcast reminded me of this. Naturally, I must share with all of you (if you have yet to see one) a wonderful advertisement for Norton Furniture. I encourage everyone to watch even more on YouTube.
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