Herbert Filby Productions has been around for quite a while now (Feb. 17, 2005 to be precise.) “The Life of a Comic, as told by Herbert Filby” made its debut in the Humor page in the local college newspaper, The Behrend Beacon in February, 2006. It ran through that semester, and Fall 2007 was met with a barrage of social satire, dry humor, and sometimes over-the-top weirdness that almost got that same humor page banned later the next year.
It was a fun ride, but then disaster struck. He graduated. The real world shoved him into the realm of the Serious. For years, he tried and tried to contain himself in the business world, but he longed for the freedom that came with college papers.
Herbert Filby Productions can best be summed up by quoting the great Jim Henson with the pitch he used to get The Muppet Show on the air:
Small children will love the cute cuddly characters. Young people will love the fresh and innovative comedy. College kids and intellectual eggheads will love the underlying symbolism of everything. Freaky, long haired, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky, long haired, dirty, cynical muppets. And that is what show business is all about!
This site is an explosion of ideas generated during those two years in the Serious. Get your helmets, because we’re going to blow your mind…