Will the real Hersh Rephun please stand-up?

Will the real Hersh Rephun please stand-up?

He helped build the careers of Oscar-nominated film directors, only to dive headlong into Standup, and emerge as a podcaster bridging the worlds of comedy and industry.

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From the time I was an actual child I’ve been building an arsenal of characters, impressions and stories that help me get through life, work through my mommy issues, be a functional husband and daddy and, as a byproduct, entertain others. As a comedian, a lot of my material revolves around my life as a “rowdy dad” with five kids aged 3 to 25 years. Onstage, in the branded arena, and as host of a podcast, I seek to engage, move, inspire and entertain.

My struggles have played out for the amusement of people across the country in legendary venues such as The Comedy Store, StandUp NY, Comic Strip Live, Funny Bone, Flappers, Caroline’s, and The Ice House.

In 2015, I embarked on the first leg of my “20 Years to Kill” tour, performing in LA, Vegas, NY and staging a branded comedy concert called “3 Bitches Ain’t Enough!”, sponsored by Manatawny Still Works and 3 Bitches Wheat Vodka. This tour runs intermittently through 2025, when I plan to retire from standup.

In 2014, I did something even God has not done: I created a “A Woman with 3 Nuts”. It’s a very strange and entertaining musical stand-up comedy show that played regularly at the iconic Pig ‘N Whistle in Hollywood.

In addition to work in Film & Television, I’ve voiced numerous characters for brands (and people who like to hear voices but can’t do them on their own). I’ve also written several cult films featuring spaceships, bikinis and Bruce Campbell.

All the while, I continue lending my imagination and writing chops to brands in need. Over the course of a fruitful tenure in the advertising and PR biz, I worked as marketer and content creator for brands such as Asics, PF Flyers, Reebok, Fila and BEARPAW, and as a writer & publicist for iconic production companies and directors, including Anonymous Content, Jason Reitman, Theodore Melfi, Bandito Brothers and Bob Giraldi, among many others.

There you have it. We are all part of a whole and more than the sum of our parts. And some of our parts have holes.