The 'press conference' was complete with sponsors, 'Live' programming, mics, shutterbugs and annoying questions.
We're used to seeing world leaders, sports stars, and actors holding press conferences but has anyone ever grilled you about your daily life? Evan Kyle Berger, a comedian and stay-at-home dad, acted out what it would be like if ordinary people were asked about their day and it's hilarious. In his TikTok video, the dad from Los Angeles is 'asked' questions about his day with kids. “Could you sum up the day?” a "reporter" asks him. “I honestly just felt like we got behind early after the milk spill and the marker on the wall,” says Berger, sitting in front of a sponsor wall often seen in post-match press conferences. Skippy peanut butter and kids clothing brand Cat & Jack serve as "sponsors" for this update from a stay-at-home dad. The press conference is complete with mics as well.
Berger posted the TikTok video with a caption reading, "Hate doing these but it’s part of the deal." Berger can be seen carrying a post-game athlete's energy as he goes about answering the questions with all seriousness and sincerity. What makes it even more authentic are the flashbulbs going off every 4-5 seconds during the "interview." “I felt like we were playing catchup for the rest of the day,” he adds. Berger can be seen wearing a T-shirt covered in rainbow stickers. Berger acts disinterested and annoyed as "reporters" pepper him with questions about his day. "Before you went to the store, you called a time-out. Was there an attitude change after that?” asked a 'reporter,' and he replies, "Yeah, it felt like we were losing our heads there for a minute,” said Berger, holding a passive face. 'Reporter' follows it with: "What about that snack that he served 30 minutes before dinner?" Berger explains the 'move' as he pulls a Lego out of his hair. “Lost track of time, just wasn’t thinking,” said Berger. “And so three bites of dinner, that’s on me.”
The video was posted on Thursday has been liked by more than 200,000 people. Evan Berger is one half of the Dumbdadpod, where the video was posted. Berger has a 6-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter and hosts the podcast with fellow comedian Kevin Laferriere. The pair started uploading funny videos on TikTok when the pandemic started last year. Berge spoke to TODAY about the viral video and added that what makes them tick is that they capture the everyday experiences of parents. “We post about stuff that we’ve experienced,” Berger told TODAY. “The comment we get the most is, ‘You’re so relatable.’ We’ve had a lot of stay-at-home moms say, ‘I feel so seen right now! Thank you.’ The biggest compliment to us is that we’re helping other parents get through tough days.”