It’s not often that I get an assignment that’s this fun to shoot. The New York Post commissioned me to photograph Bert Kreischer, stand up comic, tv host and inspiration for the hit movie, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. Usually when I do portrait shoots like this, I have to spend a little time warming the subject up and making them comfortable so I’m able to photograph them without any awkwardness. Not so in the case of Bert Kreischer. A genuinely nice guy, and outrageously funny, I spent most of the shoot in fits of laughter. The first set up shot was his idea, and without any prompting, he stuffed the book that he’s currently promoting down his pants. I shot the wild-eyed cover photo of him on the book jacket peeping through his fly. It was like something straight off Duck Sauce’s ‘Big Bad Wolf‘ music video. Not exactly the image that the NY Post was looking for, but a very cool image for my archive. He’s more than a little bit of the good kind of crazy, and his new book, ‘ Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child‘ is sure to be a success. Thanks for this one New York Post, this wasn’t work, it was fun.
The Statue Of Comedy.
A quick selfie shot by somebody else, so it’s not really a selfie.
One ticket to the gun show?
Yes, this is his ACTUAL passport photo.
Bert’s new book, ‘Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child‘.
Bert promotes his new book in his own unique way.