Lakewood resident Bill Cochran is a creative director and writer at The Richards Group. Check out his Super Bowl commercial for Bridgestone, “Reply All.”


Time magazine last month listed that commercial at No. 3 on its list of the 10 best TV ads of 2011, behind the tearjerker Google Chrome ad and the Darth Vader kid.

Cochran also is a longtime cast member with Ad-Libs improvisational comedy troupe, which is performing two 25th anniversary shows next weekend at Mouth in Deep Ellum.

Bill Cochran

The “all-star reunion” cast performs at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Tickets are $18.

Also in that all-star cast is neighborhood resident Christopher Smith, also a creative director at the Richards Goup, who is lead singer for glam band Stan Halen.

On Friday, Jan. 13, Ad-Libs stages improv from The Greg Wilson, Kurt Basa and Joel Zeff.

Wilson, who has appeared on “Modern Family” and in that one Taco Bueno commercial, among many other credits, performs stand-up at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. He is funny. Check it out:

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