Shout a Little Bit Louder Now

Shout a Little Bit Louder Now

Okay so Kim Jong Un succeeded in scaring film executives. Wow. I scare film execs every time I pitch a project I want to star in! I guess once you scare their lawyers, though, you’ve really accomplished something. Maybe. For my part, I’m sharing the only video I’ve made that takes a swipe and the supreme holy terror himself (see below)…he’s not really on the top of my list but he’s in here. I wrote/recorded this in the name of marriage equality and the hope that love will conquer all. Kim Jong Un’s lawyers don’t get rattled by legal motions or the F.B.I. They’re not even scared of Sean Penn. Kim’s lawyers are only afraid of one thing: Kim. Whatever he says, goes. He’s always right. He’s the boss and dissenters will not be tolerated. He’s like…he’s like…well, I guess he’s like a movie star. Which is ironic, because in “The Interview,” he is played by another actor. What if Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had offered him the role? What if they’d sent Dennis Rodman over with some bonbons? What if they’d given him some LUV-Un? Well never know. And while I’m a Seth Rogen fan, he has to own up to a little diva behavior himself. This was his call. We all know when we saw the trailer, we were thinking, “What are they thinking?”, meaning what was Seth thinking, and the studio was afraid to tell Seth what they were thinking, so to that extent Kim and Seth were thinking the same thing: “I’m gonna do what I want, no matter what any reasonable person thinks”....
Oktoberfest – Hawkeye Style

Oktoberfest – Hawkeye Style

I’m in Iowa shooting my new sitcom/talk show hybrid, TUPCOC – Tiny Ukrainian Poet Caught on Camera. Normally, I play little person/poet Tiny Sirko, but I took a few minutes to jump into character as Austrian TV personality, Wayne Paul Martin-Plisse. True, it’s late in October for an Oktoberfest article. But better late than gar nicht. At the very least, I have no doubt you’ll appreciate that I traveled to the epicenter of this annual festival to bring you some video. YES. I left LA and traveled to Iowa City, during Iowa Hawkeye Homecoming Weekend. Because I know where my brat is...
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 25, 2014!

“I am working with a NEW producer who specializes in crossover entertainment,” says entertainer Hersh Rephun, who is attempting to translate his hit Berlin musical comedy extravaganza into a Hollywood stage production. “He successfully made Hans Schlubershteindel a household name here in the US and I’m confident he’ll do the same for me!” Does this mean Hersh’s plans for a large-scale production are being scaled back? Hardly. “The shortest distance between two points is a bridge,” says Hersh, adding that it’s more about the type of entertainment he’s bringing to the iconic Pig ‘N Whistle. “I have to give American audiences what they want: Who needs the Wiener Philharmoniker when you can have Kanye West or some other reality star??” In addition to a Kanye-like attraction, joining Hersh on this go-round are standout comics Jordan Brady (“I Am Comic”) and Michael Blaustein (every college in America). Special guest and offspring Menachem Rephun (Flappers, Cozy Comedy) will also appear. When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Where: The Back Room of the Pig ‘n Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Blvd. Showtime: 10:30pm sharp (doors open to live music at 10pm) $10 cover. Full bar and dinner menu No minimum. No maximum NOTE: Seating is first-come first-serve so please arrive early! You’ll want to regret this from the beginning. Check out Hersh’s video and press...

“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...