3 x Daily Comedy

3 x Daily Comedy

The truth tastes funny. They say that Comedy = Reality + Time. Do we really have time to wait for reality to amuse us? In March 2020, the world changed so suddenly and so drastically that I was compelled to lighten the mood by any means necessary. Through a quick scientific in-depth analysis of the situation, I determined that we all needed at least 3 doses of comedy each day to maintain our sanity. My new pages on Facebook and Instagram are my way of delivering that medicine. As an advertising creative director and publicist, I spend a good deal of time helping brands and artisans disseminate their messages. But I’ve also logged my 10K+ hours as a comedian and entertainer. Oh, and I have 5 kids & 28 years of experience in THAT field. I love improv, so none of these videos are scripted per se. This is a scrappy, run-and-gun process, but it’s rooted in the characters, dialects, and circumstances around me. I also love to take requests – so if there’s a character/voice you’d like to see, hit me! Who knows what tomorrow holds? All I know is we’ve gotta show up to find out. I hope you enjoy the pages – and, in advance, thanks for...
Better Call Hersh

Better Call Hersh

“A hat for the open-minded head” “liberate yourself…and your next step is clear” “Better Call Hersh” Okay, that third one isn’t a tagline. Like the others, however, it is penned by me, and – whether you’re looking to tell the story of your company or your personal brand – there is no doubting the power of original copy and press writing: Hersh really is the person to call. “Far better than pushing information, Hersh tells our story. He magically captures the essence of whatever we’re publicizing, and taps into our voice.” – Jordan Brady, Filmmaker/Futurist “Jesus, Hersh! You are really good with words!” – Natalie Sakai, Executive Producer, Contagious “I’ve worked with Hersh for many years. And so have his clients. That can’t be said very often in the challenging business of creative marketing where rampant client churn is the norm.” – Gerald J. Giannone Managing Editor, Founder SHOOT Publicity Wire Co-Owner, SHOOT & SHOOTonline.com “You lie so good!!!! And what I mean by that is, the big surprise was to see this dude capture an insight and expand on it. I’m a writer too, but it’s a treat having someone who can look at my story and make it juicier without resorting to lies.” – Warren Lam, ECD, Creative Fugitives Writing Services Bios: $500 Press Releases: $1000 Copywriting: $100/hr Browse: Warren Lam Adam Taylor Tom Mooney Contagious Birkenstock Mephisto Union Editorial Jordan Brady NOHRTH Fjällräven Sweetgrass Kitchen HershRephun.com (what?? he’s a good client!) When the time is right, write...
Press Writing & Coverage

Press Writing & Coverage

“Thank you so much Hersh! It’s already a total success because of your amazing press release. Seriously, the theater could burn down or the screening not happen and we still walk away as winners because of you. Gratitude from the bottom of my shriveled blackened heart!” – Beth Dewey, writer/director, ‘Erasing Eden’ Hersh Rephun is an independent PR pro with 15+ years experience handling some of the world’s most celebrated production companies and directors, including Anonymous Content, Headquarters, Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent), Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), Jake Nava (videos for Beyoncé, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones) and Bob Giraldi. His unique gift for capturing the “voice” of the artist or brand extends to creative direction for clients in the fashion and footwear industry. As CD of SLAM (Sportie LA Media), Hersh oversaw and executed grassroots PR/Creative Marketing campaigns for major footwear brands and trade organizations. His successful strategies now serve a diverse clientele, spanning advertising, entertainment and apparel, including serving as CCO of Propeller 5, whose clients include Mephisto USA, Flip Flop Shops and Ccilu International, a brand sold in 60 countries and now entering the US. Current PR Projects: PUBLIC RELATIONS Select Coverage: Freise Bros – adidas Golf “Dear Sports” SHOOT Magazine Front Page Story  Monty Marsh “adidas is never finished” Spec: Top 5 Creative Ideas of the Week – AdAge This Director Turned $5,000 Into an Outstanding Adidas Spec – Adweek These Six Films are a Glimpse Into What More Diversity Can Do For Advertising – Creativity Adidas Meets Afrofuturism, In Monty Marsh’s New Spec – SourceEcreative The Best Work You May Never See: Monty Marsh Directs...
On the YES, BRAND Podcast: Filmmaker Andrew Laurich

On the YES, BRAND Podcast: Filmmaker Andrew Laurich

If you haven’t felt the directorial hand of Andrew Laurich creeping quietly up your taboos, you don’t know what you’re missing. For the YES, BRAND Podcast, Andrew sat down with me recently to talk about directing The Most Interesting Man in the World (for Astral Tequila, no less), his twisted award-winning short films (his new short airs during American Horror Story), : Andrew Laurich talks Father-son incest, Hitler fantasies and more – in...
Will the real Hersh Rephun please stand-up?

Will the real Hersh Rephun please stand-up?

He helped build the careers of Oscar-nominated film directors, only to dive headlong into Standup, and emerge as a podcaster bridging the worlds of comedy and industry. From the time I was an actual child I’ve been building an arsenal of characters, impressions and stories that help me get through life, work through my mommy issues, be a functional husband and daddy and, as a byproduct, entertain others. As a comedian, a lot of my material revolves around my life as a “rowdy dad” with five kids aged 3 to 25 years. Onstage, in the branded arena, and as host of a podcast, I seek to engage, move, inspire and entertain. My struggles have played out for the amusement of people across the country in legendary venues such as The Comedy Store, StandUp NY, Comic Strip Live, Funny Bone, Flappers, Caroline’s, and The Ice House. In 2015, I embarked on the first leg of my “20 Years to Kill” tour, performing in LA, Vegas, NY and staging a branded comedy concert called “3 Bitches Ain’t Enough!”, sponsored by Manatawny Still Works and 3 Bitches Wheat Vodka. This tour runs intermittently through 2025, when I plan to retire from standup. In 2014, I did something even God has not done: I created a “A Woman with 3 Nuts”. It’s a very strange and entertaining musical stand-up comedy show that played regularly at the iconic Pig ‘N Whistle in Hollywood. In addition to work in Film & Television, I’ve voiced numerous characters for brands (and people who like to hear voices but can’t do them on their own). I’ve also written...