Eli Manning Channels a Bad Comedian in DirecTV's Latest Commercial

By: Jana Pijak - Jul 27, 2015
References: youtube & giants
DirecTV's latest commercial is a humorous athlete ad that features New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. The sports star channels dual personalities in the TV spot that features his true self -- representative of DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package -- and Bad Comedian Eli Manning, a fictional character who represents a low quality cable alternative.

This humorous athlete ad promotes DirectTV's HD streaming qualities while comparing them to regular cable services. The fun commercial appeals to football fans and also shows viewers a famous athlete's approachable side. Manning's knack for humor is illustrated through his spot-on impression of a comedian who tries too hard to make an impression on his audience while failing to make them laugh.