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Brent Allen goes head-to-cone with Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) in an ad for State Farm. The worship minister soon realizes

Like a good neighbor, worship minister helps the Coneheads in State Farm ad


Brent Allen isn’t planning any career changes, he recently told his friends on social media. He’s just happy with his “15 minutes of fame.”

It’s 31 seconds of fame, actually. That’s the length of a new ad for State Farm featuring the Coneheads and Allen — an agent for the insurance company.

When he’s not helping customers file claims — or being magically whisked away to a space station — Allen serves as worship minister for the Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin, Texas. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He and his family moved to Austin and began worshiping with the congregation in 2004.

Allen said he was thrilled to be selected for his company’s national ad, featuring comedy legends Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Larraine Newman. The trio first appeared as the not-so-incognito extraterrestrials in a 1977 comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live. Audiences laughed and the sketches continued through the end of the decade. In 1993, the Coneheads movie debuted in theaters.

“It was wonderful and so rewarding working with Dan and Jane,” Allen told The Christian Chronicle in a quick message from the church camp where he’s assisting this week. “It was so interesting seeing the process and realizing how much work it is to get a 30-second commercial.

“I pray God will use this for his plans.”

Here’s a bit more from the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” and Allen in a behind-the-scenes video:

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