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Miller Lite Adds Celebrities to Your Crew

Three guys walk into a bar with The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong. That’s all you need, because Jeong will take care of the rest with his ridiculous facial expressions. No punchlines necessary. Give him a pig and a cabana, and he’ll deliver the goods. Even though Miller Lite makes terrible beer, their new campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi, which also features Roots/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon drummer Questlove and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, provides a blueprint for integrating celebrities into advertisements. It’s easy and boring to let John Krasinski do voice-over work for a Coke commercial, but with a little thought and some strong writing, you can get Ken Jeong into a cowboy costume.

Liddell may be irrelevant to the public at this point in his career, but Jeong and Questlove are recognizable and likable. Most guys would love to have either celebrity in their crew, even if it meant using the word “crew” and having to drink Miller Lite. And in some twisted way, that will probably sell more Miller Lite. But now that celebs want to hang out with regular guys, can we get James Harden to trade his friend D for Ken Jeong, setting up possibly the greatest commercial of all time? Now, that would be Miller Time.

“Questlove” and credits after the jump.

AGENCY:  Saatchi&Saatchi NY
Chief Creative Officer: Conway Williamson
Executive Creative Director: Keith Scott
Executive Creative Director: Paul Johnson
Executive Producer: Bruce Andreini

PRODUCTION CO: Pony Show Entertainment
Director:                       Peter Berg
Executive Producer:  Susan Kirson
Exectutive Producer: Jeffrey Frankel
Producer:                      Helga Gruber
Producer:                     Fern Martin

Editorial:  Arcade

Editor Assist:  Trevor Shulte
Producer:  Amburr Farls
 Visual Effects: Light of Day
Graphics:  Justin Barnes
Lead Smoke:  Josh Williams
Lead Flame:  Colin Stackpole
Flame Artist:  Joe Wenkoff
Producer:  Nick Dziekonski
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