We have a lighthearted story for you tonight...
If you watch much TV (and we here at TSMW watch quite a bit), you know the Capital One commercial spots that ask "What's in your wallet?"
It appears a Tri-State man is the elf who delivers that tagline in the newest spots now airing nationwide.
Chip Chinery, a comedian, 1982 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, not Louisville) graduate, Anderson Twp. native and former Production Assistant at WCPO-TV 9, is that jolly elf in these commercials, according to John Kiesewetter's latest blog entry.
Chinery says he still does standup in L.A., including at the Improv there. He notes that he liked the costumes...some of the elves, even though you won't see them in the commercial itself, wore handmade custom shoes.
The commercial was shot over two days in September, and included a few different characters, like a mechanical reindeer. (We couldn't make that sound any less weird to us if we tried.) In the end, the commercial you see is the final spot chosen.
See clips of Chinery in action here, and enjoy the Capital One spots. (Apparently, yes, Santa's elf, and maybe Santa himself, has them in HIS wallet!)
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