The countdown of the Funniest Commercials of the Year 2010 airs tonight on TBS! Isaiah Mustafa, best known for his work on this year’s Old Spice ads, will be hosting! We couldn’t think of a better host for this special.
FanBolt’s Emma Loggins recently had the pleasure of chatting with Isaiah about tonight’s special. Here’s what he had to say!
So you were the obvious choice for host for Funniest Commercials of the Year 2010. I assume you have to have the #1 commercial of the year, right?
I don’t know. I saw up to a point in the show, and that’s all I was allowed to see. The last few remaining spots I was not allowed to see, so I have no idea.
What was your favorite commercial of the year?
My favorite were definitely mine [Laughs]. I’m a big fan of that commercial too. Not just because I’m in, but because I know the writers and the director – and having worked with them I find what they did very unique and very honest in a weird way. It’s very straight forward. They hit you where it hurts.
Are you going to be doing any more Old Spice commercials? Or do you know right now?
I am currently working with P&G. I signed a year contract with them in July. So whenever they’re ready for me to do something, I’m sure I’ll step in and do it.
How has these commercials changed your life? I know you’ve gotten a lot of TV offers.
I’ve gotten quite a few TV offers. I’ve had fun doing a couple things. I did Chuck, Love Bites which comes out next year, and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family and stuff like that. I’ve had a lot of fun opportunities and fans recognizing me on the street. I’ve just had a lot of fun this last year.
Now you’re going to be interacting a little bit with David Hasselhoff on the Funniest Commercials right?
Yes. The Hoff [Laughs].
Can you tell me a little bit about that?
Yeah. Me and the Hoff swear off [Laughs]. We try to one-up each other. It’s fun. He’s a funny guy. Upon meeting him, he’s the nicest guy you can imagine. He knows exactly who he is and the impact he’s had on television. I watched Knight Rider when I was a kid, and I loved that show. So for me to meet Michael Knight, that was amazing! He was so cool about it. I was like ‘You’re Michael Knight!’ And he was like ‘Yeah.’
And our last question for you was a fan submitted question. Can you tell me a bit of what it was like guest starring as Greta on Chuck?
It was great. That set, that whole cast and crew, they’re really a cohesive family type unit. They’re really fun. That’s every set I’ve been on. I’ve never been on a set where people are mean or mad… or ranting. I’ve never experienced that, so when people talk about that I don’t know what that means.
But Chuck was just really fun. They really are those guys. They are, for lack of a better word, geeky kind of gamer guys. They’re into comic books. They’re into games. They’re into all kinds of popular culture. They really do those things. That’s probably why it transfers so well.
The special will also feature guest appearances from David Hasselhoff and Jonathan Goldsmith. Don’t miss it tonight on TBS at 10pm ET/PT!