Meet the Two Guys Who've Made Ridiculing Chevrolet Ads a Wicked Funny Art Form

The greenscreen ambushes of Zebra Corner

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For Ali Shahriari and Dave Irwin, advertising is a funny business.

Under the name Zebra Corner, they’ve earned their stripes with a series of outrageous online parody videos, frequently zinging Chevrolet’s “Real People” commercials. Their latest work is approaching 1.6 million YouTube views since it dropped last Thursday.

It features the hyper-sarcastic Irwin, aka “Mahk,” edited into actual Chevy ad footage, and doing his best Baaa-ston Mark Wahlberg tough-guy routine. He poses some pressing philosophical questions, like “Who is JD Power? I mean, honestly, it sounds like a porn star’s name” and “Did you guys rent this whole building out just to show off all the cars you couldn’t sell?”

UPDATE: And here’s another new parody, which rolled out March 23.

Both in their early 30s, Shahriari, a videographer for an engineering firm, and Irwin, a software configuration analyst (and former Army paratrooper), have been friends since high school and currently reside...



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