Ad Nut
May 15, 2017

Manulife Philippines scores viral hit with video about young comedian

The clip featuring Victor Anastacio, by J. Walter Thompson Manila, has hit 3.4 million views in a week.

The clip featuring Victor Anastacio, by J. Walter Thompson Manila, has hit 3.4 million views in a week.

The ad above marks Manulife's 110th anniversary in the Philippines with a story loosely based on the career development of a real-life standup comedian named Victor Anastacio.

It's not very funny, at least at the beginning. But that's sort of the point, as the entertainer hones his material in front of his stoic father. The jokes improve as the video moves alongalthough only slightly in Ad Nut's opinion. No offense Humour is highly subjective,...

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