Times ‘Weekender’ Commercial Finally Gets the Skewering It Deserves


If you’ve watched morning cable news anytime in the past couple of years, you’re probably more than familiar with the ubiquitous New York Times “Weekender” commercial. (Was that even a word anybody had ever said out loud before that damn ad?) In it, a diverse cast of characters — the Beyoncé look-alike, the whiny suit-and-tie pig man — extol the virtues of the weekend Times subscription, and its life-changing impact, in the most annoying way possible. Well, an impressive cast of comedians, including Paul Rudd, Eugene Mirman, and Todd Barry, has finally given this pox on mankind the spoofing it so desperately needs. Check it out at right.

92YTribeca spoofs New York Times Weekender ad[comic’s comic]