The E! True Hollywood Story: Paula Poundstone
aired this month several times.
Gil was seen in it talking about the old comedy days in
the San Francisco club scene. Unfortunately for Gil,
E! Television decided to use a graphic labeling him as
a “Former Stand-up” when he asked to be shown a “Actor/Writer.”
Oh, well, that’s Show Biz!
me out to the Ball Game! Gil's IBM spot ran on the World
Series, and is being seen all over television! The Lending
Tree.Com and the Carnation Instant Breakfast spots are
also still running on various cable and national outlets.
Also this month, Gil taped an interview with E! Entertainment
television for E! True Hollywood Story: Paula Poundstone.
Gil knew Paula when they both were beginning stand up
comedians back in the San Francisco Comedy Scene in the
early 80's. E! Television tells us that the program will
air sometime in January or February of next year.
also had a satirical article published in the on-line
political lampoon magazine "The Latest Sedition," which
you can read by clicking
This month you can see Gil in 3 different commercials
on TV: IBM, Carnation Instant Breakfast and Lending Tree.Com.
The IBM ad was seen on the World Open as well as every
Sunday football game. Also, Gil shot a part in a new film
called "Something Borrowed." Gil plays a sleazy Justice
of the Peace who takes bribes and performs illegal weddings,
and participates in a scam to cheat the heroine of the
picture out of millions of dollars (type casting again!)
here at the Gil Christner Web Site would like to take
a moment to remember the many Americans lost in the tragic
events of September 11, and to honor the valiant men and
women of the police and fire departments, as well as the
air lines and U.S. Military. We stand behind our country
in this time of tragedy, and hope you will join us all
in a prayer for a swift resolution to this conflict.
God Bless America!
is Mr. Television this month! His Carnation Instant Breakfast
commercial is appearing on morning shows everywhere, including
Good Morning America, and his Lending Tree.com commercial
is running on national cable TV channels, including E!
Entertainment Television, HGTV, TNT, CNBC and ESPN! Plus,
a rerun of Gil's episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer,"
first seen in February and again in June, shows on the
WB on the 5th of August!
July heats up as Gil films not one,
but two national commercials. The first spot, for IBM,
finds Gil playing a panicky executive who thinks all of
his company's servers have been stolen, only to find out
they have been replaced by more efficient IBM machines.
In the second commercial, for Lending Tree.com, Gil is
one of a group of bankers who go into overdrive in a military-like
assault to get the best loan rate for the Hendersons so
they can redecorate their kitchen. Several bankers slide
down a fire pole, while others deftly work calculators,
as still others run around madly. Gil, as the look out,
spies a competitor bank ("Hartrick Bank") already on the
job of finding a good loan rate.
April starts out with a bang for Gil, as he films a national
commercial for Carnation Instant Breakfast. The premise
of the spot: a young photographer is sleepy and not very
motivated at her job, until she drinks some Carnation
Instant Breakfast. Suddenly she is full of pep and vigor,
taking pictures and talking like a high-fashion photographer:
"You're beautiful, you're gorgeous, pout for me, baby,
yes!" It turns out she is the DMV photographer, and Gil,
standing in line to get his picture taken, looks kind
Also in April Gil won the Los Angeles Times writing contest
entitled "Don't Wait for the Sequel," in which contestants
were asked to come up with improbable sequels to famous
works of literature. Gil's winning entry:
LORD OF THE FRIES - Once back in civilization, the shipwrecked
boys start a successful fast-food chain. Their specialty?
Piggy in a blanket!
New Year is starting as a busy one for Gil! Eckerd Drug
Stores hired Gil to do more voice over radio spots for
their company, which can be heard on the East Coast, all
the way from Upper New York to Florida.
Gil just filmed an episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer,
called "You Were Made To Love Me." Gil plays a grumpy
suburban Resident who is woken up in the middle of the
night by a mindless "Girlfriend" Robot that is searching
the neighborhood for her inventor. Gil's character is
not too pleased that the Robot knocks on his door at 3:30
in the morning looking for her inventor/boyfriend. Watch
for this episode during the sweeps month of February on
the WB network, probably around Feb. 20!
Scripts of the Month for February!
Check 'em out!