“The Tiny Sirko Show”

“The Tiny Sirko Show”

Here’s the trailer for the new show I co-created with director/producer Stuart Wilson. We wrote the pilot, in which I appear opposite a hugely talented cast of fellow standups. Part sitcom, part talk show, “The Tiny Sirko Show” could be described as a testament to self-expression through psychosis. Everyone is nuts. It’s the mad leading the insane. In “The Tiny Sirko Show,” frustrated entrepreneur Titus Stanalonis reinvents himself as Tiny Sirko, a Ukrainian little person and poet fighting for creative and personal freedom. While this new persona further complicates Titus’s already-dysfunctional relationships, “Tiny” engages with the world in a way his creator never had. Recalling “The Larry Sanders Show,” each sitcom episode includes a talk show segment in which Tiny interviews real life artists, influencers and politicos. We’ve also created a stage show blending poetry, observation, anecdotes and song. Featured in the show are ten original musical pieces created by Stu and I in collaboration with composers Mel Elias and Wagner Fulco of Wava Studios. The album, “Tiny’s First Steps”, is available on CDbaby. And this is Tiny Sirko’s personal blog. So much fun creating all this content. Psyched about this project. Stay tuned!!                  ...
Tiny’s First Steps Behind The Scenes Shoot

Tiny’s First Steps Behind The Scenes Shoot

As I rehearse the TUPCOC one-man show, “Tiny’s First Steps”, co-creator/director Stuart Wilson goes behind the scenes. This is far more depraved and invasive than a mere backstage tour: Stu will delve into my “Tiny” process and also chronicle our efforts to launch a new Midwest burlesque show. You can find out more – and maybe even uncover some shoot locations – by following @TinySirko on Twitter or subscribing to his...

TUPCOC Shoot, Chicago/Des Moines

This week, Stu Wilson (my co-creator on TUPCOC) and I will be out shooting interviews and other material for the show. So check back here for details if you wanna come out! We may hit some clubs along the way, so follow me @HRkills for any standup show...

Tiny’s First Steps (Preview) @ Rockpaper Coffee

After a great reception last Friday, we’ve been invited to showcase some of our new material for “Tiny’s First Steps” at Rockpaper Coffee Co.’s Cozy Comedy night. Always a great show, with Jason Rennebu and other great comics! We hope you can join the fight for creative liberty… it all starts with coffee…and cheap beer! Tiny Sirko (aka Hersh Rephun) is a refugee of the state of mind known as helplessness. After fleeing the dogs of Vladimir Putin, Tiny has come to America with a dream of creative...

TUPCOC! Live

FAMEFest – and top indie sneaker retailer Sportie LA – becomes the setting for “TUPCOC!” (@TUPCOC) a new series that’s part sitcom, part talk show. Hosted by Tiny Sirko (actor/comedian Hersh Rephun) and described as “a survival guide for the creative mind in the modern world,” the show’s guests will include the “Michelangelo of street art” MEAR ONE, filmmaker Jordan Brady (I AM COMIC) and designer Melissa...