~ About 1 Stooge Entertainment ~

 1 Stooge Entertainment offers creative consulting. We have been called “the smallest & funniest think tank there is.”We provide unique ideas and solutions for every type of productivity, production, advertising, marketing & branding needs, preferring to focus on comic twist and stylized action.

How we work:

At our heart, we are story tellers that excel at connecting with people.

Every production, product, or situation has data that needs to be clearly conveyed so it can resonate within your targeted market. However, not every company understands how to best get that data across to the customer.  That's where we come in.  We use a specific type of lateral thinking to flush out and form visualizations of your data / needs / agenda; then we form it into a "story" with a beginning, middle and end connecting the audience to the story. 

There are a variety of methods to disseminate information and we are well versed in all of them.  We stay on the cutting edge of all the new technology and theories. Most importantly for you hiring us, is our method:

We approach the story creation similar to the presentation of a data visualization, and present it  like an info-graphic. With a data visualization you can clearly understand a pile of raw data, but a well designed info-graphic tells a story with an identifiable beginning, middle and end. Which is comparable to a good commercial; it has a clear conclusion or a call to action. 

Based on the DIKW Pyramid theory we take information and fashion a story. Plain data alone is not effective, it needs a context and meaning to make it informative, and when you have connecting information you gain knowledge of something, and knowledge over time turns into wisdom. We translate this approach to make a wise consumer. A wise customer is a happy one; and that means more success of your project and repeat business. 

Once someone connects to a story, they have a deeper relatedness and those personal connections are the most effective way to communicate. 


Why the name 1 Stooge?

We all have a background in comedy and the term can refer to one who creates or assists comedy.  Also, the term refers to one that supports others, especially in an unpleasant task. We like to help others who are stuck or need creative ideas to get through that unpleasant task. 

    Another aspect of the name came from the famous comic troupe, the 3 Stooges, since that name was taken, we looked to a historical quote from the Texas Rangers “One Riot, One Ranger”; we pride ourselves here at 1 Stooge in making sure all of our Creative Directors are diverse, all having been teachers, and all having worked in stage, TV, film, and also as writers. No matter what your production or product needs might be, … 1 Stooge is all you need.

Meet the Gang

Sean Kinney   CEO / Creative Director / Hero at Large

an unassuming clown with a heart of gold, this modern-day Crusader has juggled his way up the ranks, following in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin” 

    His background lies in physical comedy.  With his unique talents, he has gone on to becoming an international, award-winning writer, director, producer, editor, and entertainer; winning film festivals, Tellys, Accolade Awards, LA Weekly Theater Awards, one Garland, & much more press & notoriety. These successes branded him a highly sought after consultant & script doctor, where he has worked for such companies as Disney, Miramax, Touchstone, Pixar, ESPN, Hollywood Pictures, ABC, Disney’s Classics, Marvel, Warner Brothers, ABC Sports, Buena Vista, Disney Creative, & even Disney Technical Services. With more jobs than stooges, he formed 1 Stooge Entertainment to meet growing demands. 

Steve Barrons   Producer / Creative Director

 “a supernumerary that can keep others calm and laughing in any situation”

    He’s a Stud. But if you feel compelled to learn more, here you go. Steve spent twenty-one years in the military in the Special Ops community as an Operator. He is a decorated war hero, who served all over the globe in combat, humanitarian and instructor roles. His specific job as an A.F. Combat Controller embedded him in many different forces and enabled him to learn and absorb many cultures. Upon his retirement, he remained in the Special Operations community to train and evaluate the next generation of Operators. His tactical knowledge and experience has led him to becoming a well sought after advisor in tactical, business security, personal security, and military consulting. He has consulted such movie producers as Michael Bay, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci, and he was a point of contact for A.F. Public Affairs Hollywood while he was still active. He can be seen in Steven Spielberg’s film Eagle Eye in a role which he was given after consulting on the script. He has developed many TV properties and pitches. He is an active writer, consultant, and script coach in the entertainment industry.

(this bio is not Steve approved due to his modesty)

Terry Hart    Creative Director

a revolutionary stage dramaturgical genius, stacked on top of a cutting edge marketing and sales guru”

Terry comes to 1 Stooge with over 35 years of experience in the entertainment business.  A member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1980, Terry has appeared in numerous film and television projects. His unique experience with sales sets him apart from other creative agency types, as he has been on the forefront of ideas like Direct V.M. Sales and personal video branding. Terry has developed many properties for stage, film & TV, directed many stage projects, was an Improv comedy instructor, and is credited for reviving old TV Shows for the stage, starting with his adaptation of The Twilight Zone in Chicago. He is skilled in the art of Improv comedy and mime, having studied under the great Marcel Marceau, whose class was on the second floor.

     Thanks for reading about us, & we look forward to serving you!

Other Descriptions by their wives that were not used, you can try to guess whom goes with what.

~a humble clown who juggled his way up to being the modern day Charlie Chaplin”

~"our resident super genius that was not institutionalized  only because he was so funny and helpful"

~"a prestidigitateur that turned himself into the modern day Charlie Chaplin"

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~ Whiz Kid who drinks way too much coffee for his own good, and has avoided being institutionalized all this time.  Way to go, Champ!

~ Nimble and quick, this Prestidigiateur excels at falling down and getting back up again. You’re never gonna keep him down. 

~ Hard-wired for speed, this guy drinks way too much coffee for his own good.  The ideas flow from his brain like a caffeine-induced vision of terror and loveliness that is only matched by his luscious pectorals and intoxicating eyes.

~ If you are reading this, I have been shanghaied by a mad man (like the advertising guys), and he will not rest until this bio is flawless – just like your project.  So you got that going for you.  P.S. Help!