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...
20 Years to Kill

20 Years to Kill

I never dreamed I would be the subject of a documentary short. I assumed a feature would be more appropriate. So think of this more as a teaser for the next 20 years… Directed and produced by Warren Lam. Sometimes, a bit pops into your head so you do it once, and while it kills, that’s as good as it’s ever gonna get… Some audiences take their sobriety – and mine – very seriously… I performed this song live and some people wanted to turn it into a video. Mad thanks to Jordan Brady and Justo Diaz… A short Voiceover reel, if you’re into that sort of thing… Here’s a sneak peek at the pilot for TUPCOC, my new sitcom/talk show hybrid:...

“Hersh in Smithereens” January 18, 2014!

“If we don’t get it right tonight, it will be someone else’s fault,” states world-renowned entertainer and producer Hersh Rephun, attempting to bring his elaborate musical comedy show from Berlin to LA. “Everyone knows that with comedy and world wars, the 3rd time’s the charm.” WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2014 WHERE: The Pig ‘N Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA SHOWTIME: 9:30pm COVER: $10 In spite of two chaotic prior performances, Hersh has been given a chance to set things right with one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, the Pig ‘n Whistle. Rather than exhaust their talents and energy, Hersh and his team rested over the holidays. “You never want to work out ALL the kinks,” he explains. “A little kinky is good.” Of his previous two Hollywood performances, Hersh comments, “I apologize for the disorganization, and, especially, for losing my temper. It was 1000% my responsibility to maintain decorum – even if the soundman was confused and inadequate.” The January 18 show will feature: Emcee Greg Buckman (HaHa Comedy Cafe) (nervous about opening the show but has almost 2 weeks to practice) The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (16 of 32 players – and 7 instruments – have ALREADY arrived!) Renowned standup comic Tony Montana (and his little friend) Guest Comic Jessica Michelle Singleton (Montreux Comedy Festival) (romantic entanglements pending) New soundman Hersh Rephun (Ice House, Comedy Store, Standup NY) (or fragments thereof) NOTE: This is an intimate venue, so please arrive on time. Seats are first-come first-serve and YOU WILL WANT TO REGRET THIS SHOW FROM THE...
Last Show of 2013: Hersh Rephun in Smithereens

Last Show of 2013: Hersh Rephun in Smithereens

The most elaborate comedy show in the world returns December 28, 2013! “This time will be better!” says world-renowned entertainer and producer Hersh Rephun. Hersh has been given a chance to set things right with one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, the Pig ‘n Whistle, and confirming everything in advance guarantees that virtually nothing can go wrong! The show will feature: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (visas permitting) Hersh Rephun (Ice House, Comedy Store, Standup NY) (or fragments thereof) The San Diego Zoo (transport pending) Christine Little (Limestone Comedy Festival) (at press time) Renowned standup comic Tony Montana (and his little friend) Jessica Michelle Singleton (Montreux Comedy Festival) (international flight scheduled) a 10:00pm start time (no makeup, base and blush only) a $10 cover (confirmed) address 6714 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA (Since 1927) NOTE: This is an intimate venue, so please arrive on time. Seats are first-come first-serve and YOU WILL WANT TO REGRET THIS SHOW FROM THE...
Hersh Rephun @ Saba Sushi – August 1, 2013

Hersh Rephun @ Saba Sushi – August 1, 2013

On the heels of a standing room only performance in June and an appearance at The Ice House in July, Hersh Rephun (The Comedy Store, TheImprovNetwork Channel) returns for more Comedy in the Raw at Saba Sushi! Through his unique mix of characters, impressions, storytelling and music, Hersh slices and dices his already splintered personality for your amusement. WHEN: Thursday, August 1, 2013 TIME: 8:00PM WHERE: Saba Sushi, 7160 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood TICKETS: No cover. One item minimum. No maximum. Reservations STRONGLY suggested. 323-936-7222 In preparation for his Fall Comedy Tour, Hersh headlines and Mike Citera (Gotham Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory) emcees this special showcase featuring Eric Alegria (Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, 420 Comedy) and a few more of the hardest-working standups in LA: Jason Rennebu (Cozy Comedy), B.J. Courchaine (opening act for Nick Swardson, Louie Anderson, Bone Thugs N Harmony), Menachem Rephun (Flappers, Cozy Comedy), and A.j. Starr (headliner at The Comedy Store and The Ice...