Chris Hansen, famous for his deadpan delivery on Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator," got a laugh out of the 250 in attendance at Thursday night's Thoth Awards (pronounced "Tot") by mimicking his own trademark phrase, "Why don't you come over here and have a seat," when he confronts a shocked predator on the show.
That wasn't the only comic relief at the annual event put on by the National Capital Chapter of PRSA honoring the best campaigns submitted by communications pros in the D.C. area.
Thoth, the Egyptian god of communications, was brought to life by a real-life stand-in who filmed a couple of YouTube shorts showing the life of a god is not all it's cracked up to be.
ABC7/WJLA-TV Maryland bureau chief and veteran reporter Greta Kruez also presented a few awards noting, "In the news business the glass is always half empty, but in PR the glass is half full."
Lockheed Martin took home the "Best of Show" award for its internal communications program called "The I Campaign" launched in Oct. 2009 which focused on educating employees about how to protect the company's information assets and minimize cyber security risks through proper behaviors.
Complete list of winners can be found on the National Capital Chapter's website.