The age-old rivalry between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles is set to reach its peak in the upcoming Super Bowl LVII. But this epic showdown isn’t the only one that will be taking place over the weekend.
Comedians Steve Martin and Ben Stiller are set to face off against one another in an uproarious teaser for their upcoming 2023 Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Zero Sugar.
The two comedic heavyweights have traded verbal barbs in the clips currently available online, with Stiller feigning umbrage over an insult from Martin: “For example, Ben is acting right now like he’s not intimidated by standing next to me.” Martin then snarks, “And Steve’s acting like he’s not lucky to be here.”
To which Stiller responds, “Oh, and Ben’s acting like that whole awkward thing he does is a character and not his actual personality.” This witty repartee seems to fluster the “Zoolander” actor, who fumbles around in vain for a comeback, prompting his fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum to quip that he just proved his point.
The celebrity roast battle continues with Stiller calling the “The Jerk” star a “banjo player,” to which Martin refers to the younger funnyman as a “nepo baby” in reference to the controversial New York Magazine cover.
The celebrity roast battle concludes with Stiller calling an armistice. “You know what Steve, I actually don’t want to do this because I’m a huge fan of yours,” the “Ben Stiller Show” creator admits, to which Martin replies, “Thank you and I’m a big fan of yours.” Martin then jokes telling Stiller that he was only acting implying that he is not a fan of Stiller’s.
The commercial comedy duo then pretends as if they were just acting all along before the screen cuts to a can of Pepsi Zero Sugar. The banter between Martin and Stiller is sure to be one of the highlights of the upcoming Super Bowl LVII, which kicks off on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona at 6:30 p.m. EST.