Benny and Lenny in Great Clips

Great Clips, the US/Canada hair salon franchise, is strengthening a reputation for off-beat advertising with “Benny and Lenny”, a commercial featuring an abandoned ventriloquist dummy, Lenny. What is it that might have led Benny to leave Lenny alone on the stage? And will their partnership be able to continue when Lenny sees what Benny has done at Great Clips?

Benny & Lenny in Great Clips commercial


The Great Clips Benny and Lenny ad was developed at Periscope, Minneapolis, by executive creative director Charlie Callahan, creative director/copywriter Chris Wareham, senior art director Jen Neis, head of production Patty Hofstad, freelance producer Tammy Auel, management supervisor Teddy Hobbins and account executive Brooke Lattin.

Filming was shot by directing team The Perlorian Brothers, director of photography Bobby Shore, Soft Citizen line producer Merrie Wasson, and MJZ executive producer Eriks Krumins.

Editor was Jim Hutchins at HutchCo, Los Angeles. Puppet master was Jamie Shannon, Toronto.