The Funny Man

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Funny Man; A twisted webseries playing exclusively at

The Funny Man: Trailer by RIGHT-HOOK-FILMS

If you are looking for finger-biting babies, soft fuzzy pets or exploding candy you might need to look else-where.  The Funny Man is not your typical web-series...

The story is about a disturbed comedian who videos his victims with a smart phone and demands that they say something funny on camera before he kills them, and a beautiful young woman who becomes his prisoner.

The cast includes Ryan Reyes, Abby Wathen, Leslie Easterbrook, David Fine, Jessica Cameron, Shaun Gerardo, Don Danielson, Nikki Tomlinson, Chelsea Vincent, Michael Musa, The Dollface Dames, and more!

If you're in the mood for something a little twisted and a little grizzly, with elements of horror and very dark humor, you can watch 10 episodes for free online exclusively at


Thanks for taking a look, and thanks for supporting The Funny Man!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Funny Man

The Funny Man; Exclusive Dailymotion Webseries

The Funny Man: Trailer by RIGHT-HOOK-FILMS

The Funny Man is the result of determination and persistence.  A year working on a 100 page script and another 8 months looking for funding... 

When you set out to make a motion picture project, it's easy to find people interested in becoming involved on a creative level, yet the challenge of securing “Hollywood funding” remains...  not everyone is willing to step out on the limb.

As luck and fate would have it, a company based in France called Dailymotion recognized the potential of The Funny Man project.

I received an email from Dailymotion with the offer to finance The Funny Man as an exclusive Dailymotion web-series.  The catch being, that the turn around for the endeavor would be a matter of weeks.  Here was an amazing offer to produce exclusive content for a world-class video sharing platform with a reach of nearly 12 million unique viewers in North America each month, however, there would only be a few weeks from the date of funding to delivery and launch…  and deciding which elements from the script to boil down that would convey the theme, tone and concept in 10 exciting and unique episodes would be a significant challenge.  None-the-less, my plan for The Funny Man always involved a series of short form video released on the internet.  After all, the story is about a villain who records video clips of his victims, demanding that they say something funny on camera before he kills them.

If you have a moment, please check out The Funny Man Series on Dailymotion.  I’m doing my best to spread the word, and I believe there is more to come.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Indie Creator Talks to Jake Barsha about THE FUNNY MAN

Bob Heske; Indie Creator Interview with writer/director Jake Barsha.
"On to your latest endeavor – THE FUNNY MAN. Give us the logline and current status of the film."

(JAKE:) THE FUNNY MAN is about a bipolar comedian who derives pleasure from wearing a creepy sponge-like mask, video-taping his victims and demanding that they “say something funny”. It’s a psychological horror thriller in the vein of PSYCHO. The story involves an attractive young woman, an overbearing ex-boyfriend, a nightclub owner and his domineering wife, a nosy neighbor and her husband, and an actor/producer. They all find out the hard way that THE FUNNY MAN really isn’t very funny.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Domiziano Arcangeli; International Model, Actor and Film Producer Joins THE FUNNY MAN Cast!

Domiziano Arcangeli was first discovered by famous photographer, Helmut Newton, and when he was 15 he was cast by Federico Fellini in the Academy Award winning film, "Intervista".  He has acted in more than 100 films since then, and has worked with many film legends, including Samuel L Jackson, Dennis Hopper, Sean Connery , Brett Halsey, Anita Ekberg, Mickey Rourke and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Renown Actress; Leslie Easterbrook Joins THE FUNNY MAN Cast!

We are thrilled to announce that Leslie Easterbrook will be in our twisted new movie, The Funny Man.

Leslie Easterbrook created Callahan, the tough as nails, over zealous drill instructor in the Police Academy movies.  If you missed her in the original movie, you may have seen her in one of the sequels, seductively punching her way from Sergeant to Captain!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Brazilian Model, Laura Soares Joins The Supporting Cast of THE FUNNY MAN

Laura was born and raised Brazil.  She began her modeling career as a teenager in Rio de Janeiro, the swimsuit capitol of the world.  At the same time, she studied Law and earned a Bachelors Degree in International Business.

Mystifying Magician; "Scary Larry" Joins The Supporting Cast of THE FUNNY MAN.

Larry Frick a.k.a. “Scary” Larry is a mystifying magician and professional member of the “Magic Castle” association of elite magicians in Hollywood, CA.  Larry's specialty is close-up/strolling/mingle magic.  He is an all around entertainer who can frequently be found baffling denizens at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and private social events.  Scary Larry is also the driving force behind Los Angeles Gothic-Industrial band D NATURED

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lightning In A Bottle; Ryan Reyes Joins The Cast and Crew of THE FUNNY MAN.

Ryan Reyes studied Film Production and Literature at UC Santa Cruz.  He has worked in front and behind the camera on several independent feature films ranging in genre from horror to drama.  He has also written and produced scores of short-form comedy videos. His balls-out approach to comedy has proved to be extremely attractive amongst YouTube viewers.  His sketch comedy videos have generated more than 10 million hits on multiple platforms.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lightning In A Bottle; Matthew Prater Joins The Cast and Crew of THE FUNNY MAN.

Actor/producer Matt Prater celebrates eleven years in Hollywood in the year 2011 with his ninth official feature film role in the latest project from director Jake Barsha, an intense thriller/horror titled "The Funny Man." This marks Prater's fifth feature in the thriller/horror genre and his second as a producer.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Funny Man Story Boards


LEE is standing on the stage in front of a sparse
audience of a dozen or fewer people.
Someone in the audience baits him.

Tell us a joke.

Tell you a joke?

Make it good!

Okay, I got a joke for you.

LEE takes out a handgun...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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