Flip Flop Shops Summit @ Surf Expo 2020

Flip Flop Shops Summit @ Surf Expo 2020

For two evenings in January, Hersh will dodge the polar vortex to entertain shop owners and brand execs at the FFS Summit in Orlando, FL. The Summit is a yearly invite-only gathering where franchisees, leadership and vendors convene to share experiences and ideas surrounding the 40+ shops open in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. If Jimmy Buffett ran into Warren Buffett at a luau the night before a clambake… well, you get the picture! Hersh is sure to embrace the positronics and the “right kind of chill” personified by the year-round FFS lifestyle. The location is apt, timed to coincide with Surf Expo, the Watersports & Beach Lifestyle show, where Flip Flop Shops will unveil its new Michael Tilden Collection. Inspired by the surf artist, the FFS-branded merchandise spans t-shirts, calendars, coffee mugs and more. Hersh will also be on hand at the Expo, moderating a Q&A session featuring Michael...
Las Vegas Smokin’ Comedy

Las Vegas Smokin’ Comedy

Hersh returns to Rick’s Rollin’ BBQ to preview new material for one of his favorite crowds. Hosted by Steve McInelly, the event has been held religiously (well, as religious as you can get in Vegas) on Wednesday nights for years. It’s open to the public, and a great place to catch local and guest comedians doing their thing. It is also an amazing opportunity to have the kind of short ribs and other unparalleled barbecue you will not find at your typical comedy...
“How Did I Get Here?”

“How Did I Get Here?”

Hersh Rephun traveled the road from produced screenwriter and fledgling comedian, to a media professional who, at one time, oversaw a bicoastal PR firm with a roster of 40 clients in the ad biz. He’s now a Podcaster and a Creative Director helping brands find their funny. How did he end up at EntreFEST? It has a lot to do with being able to handle – and laugh at – the truth. In this standup set, Hersh takes the audience on an entertaining journey through the pitfalls of business, marriage, and raising 3 millennials and 2 gen...
Hashtag TimeForANewPost.

Hashtag TimeForANewPost.

I thought about deleting all of those old posts from the election. It occurred to me, because my website is evolving. With the work I’m currently engaged in on behalf of Ccilu USA, its partnership with Soles4Souls, the YES, BRAND Podcast and my other creative pursuits, I’m doing more writing and less standup comedy. Political satire is certainly evident in my Twitter feed. But I’m trying to make this site a more balanced hub for all of my interests and pursuits. However, deleting articles just because they’re dated is silly. Some of the articles offer insight into where we were 6 months ago, or more. They aren’t really dated – I just wish they were. But it’s time for a new post. Having been heavily engaged in social media these past few months – more so on my clients’ behalf than for myself – I need a break from hash-tagging, tagging, and the game of tag in general. This isn’t a backlash post, though. It’s a breather post. I love my work, and for the past few years, in fact, I’ve been loving what I do. This newfound happiness was hard won, because in order to find my way I had to take a leap into the unknown. For me, it was a leap into comedy. 2013 marked the fulfillment of a foray into standup comedy that began in 1991, when I did my first-ever set, at the Comic Strip. That night, the late talent manager and booker Lucien Hold had agreed to give me five minutes late into the night. As I was about to step onstage, Eddie...
LAFFter Hours Las Vegas

LAFFter Hours Las Vegas

I’m comin’ back to do one of Jack Slammy’s shows, and I’ll be on the bill with Vince Royale, and we gonna bring it. It’s a couple days after Valentine’s Day, so there’s LOTS to talk about. No cover. $2 PBR. Bar food. Rated...