“Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline” | Funny Radio Commercial & Good Copywriting Example

Copywriting Examples, Humor Writing, Radio Commercials

“Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline” is a 60-second, funny radio commercial, written by Walt Jaschek and produced by Paul Fey for Smartship.com. It stars Stewart Sloke as a caller to the hotline; turns out he’s very, very good at beating himself up. This spot also provides a good copywriting example; the script is below the video. Listen and enjoy.

Can you beat yourself up as well as THIS guy?

“Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline” | :60 Radio | Script by Walt Jaschek

HOTLINE WORKER: Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline.

CALLER: Is this Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline?

HOTLINE WORKER: Yes sir, if you’d like to beat yourself up, this is the place to do it.

CALLER: Okay, I’d like to beat myself up now, please.

HOTLINE WORKER: Go right ahead when you’re ready.

CALLER: [Ahem.] I am so stupid. I can’t believe how stupid I am. What an idiot. I left all my holiday shipping until the last minute again. Now it’s a huge hassle. Why do I have to do this to myself every year? When, oh when, will I learn?

HOTLINE WORKER (genuinely impressed): You beat yourself up very well sir.

CALLER: Thanks.

HOTLINE WORKER: But maybe you should just go to smartship.com.

CALLER: Smartship.com?

HOTLINE WORKER: Right. Type in your zip code, and smartship.com tells you the fastest, easiest, most affordable ways to do your holiday shipping, even at the last minute.

CALLER: Wow. Smartship.com

HOTLINE WORKER:Mmm-hmm.

CALLER: Why didn’t I like of that?

HOTLINE WORKER: Well…

CALLER: Why do I have to have somebody else tell me what to do?

HOTLINE WORKER: Sir…

CALLER: When, oh when, will I ever have an original idea?

HOTLINE WORKER: You are really good at this, sir.

CALLER: I’ve been told it’s a gift.

ANNOUNCER: Smartship.com. The way smart shipping is done.

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Funny, Award-Winning Radio Adverts (and Good Copywriting Examples!)

Copywriting Examples, Humor Writing, Radio Commercials

Funny radio commercials? Are they still a thing? Yes, funny radio adverts are still a thing. We specialize in funny radio spots, and advertisers (and audiences) treasure them. They love to “laugh their ads off.” The samples below also serve as good copywriting examples.

Funny radio commercials provide an attention-getting break from the boring radio norm (radio today: zzzzzzzzzzz). Truly funny radio commercials also provide a memorable, positive, and thus loyalty-building listener experience. 

So turn your volume up for these award-winning funny radio adverts, written or co-written by Walt Jaschek, and produced by Paul Fey, many from the heady days we were known as Paul & Walt Worldwide.

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Funny Radio Commercial #1 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Picard Auditions” / Funny radio commercial for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” / Writer: Walt Jaschek. Producer: Paul Fey

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Funny Radio Commercial #2 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Beat-Yourself-Up Hotline” | Funny Radio Commercial for Smartship.com | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

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Funny Radio Commercial #3 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Viva La Volvo” | Funny radio commercial for Volvo | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

Funny Radio Commercial #4 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Missing Persons” | Funny radio commercial for “Matlock” | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

Funny Radio Commercial #5 (And Good Copywriting Example)

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“Laugh Catalog” | Funny radio commercial for George Schlatter’s Comediy Club | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey | Clio winner, “Best Use of Sound”

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Funny Radio Commercial #6 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Robert Goulet ” | Funny radio commercial for “The Simpsons” | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

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Funny Radio Commercial #7 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“Ballad of Judge Wapner” | Funny radio commercial for “The People’s Court” | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

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Funny Radio Commercial #8 (And Good Copywriting Example)

“I’m Shaving My Head!” | Funny radio commercial for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” | Writer: Walt Jaschek | Producer: Paul Fey

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