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...
3 x Daily Comedy on FB and IGTV!

3 x Daily Comedy on FB and IGTV!

Visit my new pages on Facebook and Instagram for your daily dose of comedy! Standup Still Standing: We can’t get out on the road to perform for you, but that’s no reason to stop delivering laughs. In fact, I’ve upped the ante, with 3 new videos made fresh each...
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 to Win Trust in a Faithless Society”

“How to Win Trust in a Faithless Society”

Sounds pretty heavy, I know – but the good news is: 1. This talk will be funny. 2. This talk will be truthful. 3. This talk will be useful. Comedy is a coping mechanism. Literally, comedy is the injection of irony into a scenario that might otherwise bring us down. We’ve heard often that comedy = tragedy + time. That adage, however, predates the Internet. I’m not sure that we have time to let tragedies blend with perspective to result in a humorous take. We are processing difficult information – from natural disasters to man-made disasters – at such a rate that we can barely get over one news item before another one hits us square in the face. Combine this pace with an unprecedented era of “Fake News,” and trust becomes seemingly impossible to establish. What does this have to with entrepreneurship and innovation? Everything. A business can only succeed if it is trusted to deliver on its promise. If you’re an innovator, or an entrepreneur, how do YOU break through to your prospective customers? How do YOU win their trust in a faithless society? This is issue is at the heart of my talk. Speaker Highlight: Hersh Rephun Hersh Rephun is a stand-up comic, podcaster, and marketing expert. Hear what he has to say about running a modern brand, even if you're a "putz". Hersh will be speaking on trust building in a faithless internet based society AND will also be performing his standup routine at Theatre Cedar Rapids' Linge Lounge on Thursday night! Posted by EntreFEST on Thursday, April 26,...