In case you missed it, Jerry Seinfeld won an honorary award at last night’s 55th Annual Clio Awards. He then took the opportunity to (generously) label the ad industry “a bunch of nonsense” and commend the agency folk in attendance for their ”phony careers and meaningless lives.”
If we didn’t know better, we’d think he were an AgencySpy commenter rather than a comedian who did his best work 20 years ago. His opener was a little familiar:
“I love advertising because I love lying.”
Before you roll your eyes, he did elaborate on that premise:
“Spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won earnings to buy useless, low-quality, misrepresented items and services is an excellent use of your energy.”
While recounting the infamous 1991 “trophy run”, he even tackled one of our readers’ favorite topics: the inanity of awards shows themselves.
“…I got this. I didn’t really win it, but I got it.”
Now you’ll have to click through to watch the whole thing.