Hamner Barber Theater


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Getting His Fill of the Future

I couldn't resist posting this ad from the October 13, 2008 issue of People Magazine. It wasn't the "Barber Foods" brand that I first noticed, rather my old pal Craig Anton as the Refrigerator Comatose guy looking for comfort food.

Craig and I used to tour the college circuit as comedians, and performed together on a few occasions. We both were working with the Kramer Agency out of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time. Since then, Craig has gone on to great success in many television commercials, films and tv sitcoms, including a leading role in Disney's huge hit series, "Phil of the Future."

I identify with the ad as I usually "assume the refrigerator position" when I return home from the theater each night. Great job Craig and thank you Barber Foods... wish I was related so I could get a family discount on your stuffed chicken breasts!

Visit: Craig Anton's Comedy Academy, BarberFoods.com, RefrigeratorComa.com


Barbara Brinkmeyer, MBA, 4th Degree Black Belt, Certified ATA Instructor said...

I like the way you've created multiple blogs, linking them together.

B. Brinkmeyer

Jim Barber said...

Blog, blog, blog...

Thanks, just trying to be my social best! Jim

Doug deGrood said...


I work for the ad agency that created the Barber Foods ad with Craig. There's a TV spot you can view on YouTube, by the way.

Anyway, I'm at a party last night (in Minneapolis), and I'm talking to this banker who turns out to be Craig's old roommate from the University of Nebraska. Bizarre small world moment. His name is Brian Munderloh.

I'm sure Craig would get a kick out hearing about it. Do you have his email address?


Doug deGrood
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