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...
Standup Comedy: Funny Mulattos September 12, 2013

Standup Comedy: Funny Mulattos September 12, 2013

What is a “Funny Mulatto”? It’s a comedy cocktail that ain’t quite white, ain’t quite black – ain’t quite a latte – and nothing tastes quite like it. We’re bringing it to Sal’s Comedy Hole on September 12, when Hersh Rephun and AJ Starr topline a show featuring Eric Alegria, Ryan Clark, Jamal Irving, and emcee Keith Michael Ashton. Both AJ and Hersh recently headlined at The Ice House’s Stage 2, and this crew has opened for big-name acts, toured like champions and made people laugh even when they didn’t wanna. If you’re into the whole literal thing, this libation is derived from “Mulatto,” a term used to refer to a person of mixed African and European ancestry, or more broadly, a person of any “mixed” ancestry.* Our show is just that, so there ya go. Of course, we’re illiteral, so we’re serving this up figurative. Where: Sal’s Comedy Hole, 7356 Melrose Ave (At Fuller), Los Angeles, CA 90048 When: Thursday, September 12, 2013 Time: 9pm Cover: $5, two item minimum For reservations: (323) 651-3822 Tonight, we stand before YOU with our bare faces hanging out, converting adversity into comedy and celebrating the stage – the last bastion of free speech. There’s no place better to do this than the Hole, a throwback to the outlaw comedy of the 50s, 60s and 70s. *source:...
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...