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"We make fun of ourselves creating videos about the human condition and the daily struggles of life. It's extra funny when the guy struggling looks like a celebrity."
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 20, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Norman Deesing, known as "SunglassJack" on social media, is a former Southern California High School Art teacher who has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram. Using his unique look, SunglassJack states that, "A lot of people think I look like the actor Jack Nicholson, and sometimes even Jim Carrey, Bruce Willis, and Christopher Lloyd." He channels those looks and creates an iconic brand of comedy by telling humorous video stories that only last seconds. "A seven to 11 second comedic story designed to attract millions of views and thousands of new followers is challenging to do on a consistent basis. My partner and I work hard filming and editing, adding sound and some effects, always focused on a single goal: to make people laugh", says SunglassJack. "It's not easy, but we have fun doing it," he continues. "I draw on my 'stage' experience as a seasoned teacher and as an overall goofy guy to pull together some really cringey stuff." One of his videos has over 12.7 million views.
SunglassJack's media views have grown tremendously since starting in March of 2021. ''We started doing this on a whim in March 2021. Some of our videos went viral right away. Our fan base developed quickly. And the audience feedback really helped to energize our daily video output," says SunglassJack's partner, Lea Deesing. She continues: "He may have the pretty face, but I am the brains behind the operation." Lea films, directs, edits, and co-writes the comedy scripts. She uses an iPhone 12 Pro to capture most of the footage. For editing, she primarily uses the SpliceApp editing tool on her iPhone and she occasionally uses Adobe After Effects on her desktop iMac.
Together, this talented team has produced over 260 mini-videos in just eight months and have amassed over 400 thousand followers between Instagram and TikTok. SunglassJack states, "Our energy is laser focused on one goal: make it entertaining! Am I an 'influencer'? Have we, as a team, become 'influencers'? Only time will tell," says SunglassJack. Lea continues: "Sure, validation comes with followers, likes, and comment numbers, but we really just like to make people laugh. We make fun of ourselves creating videos about the human condition and the daily struggles of life. It's extra funny when the guy struggling looks like a celebrity." What's next? The team is expanding their efforts into a TV-like sketch comedy series called "The Bad Legend" to be aired on all social media platforms in 2022. Stay tuned...
The actor behind "SunglassJack" is Norman Deesing, a retired high school art teacher and SAG-AFTRA actor. Film and TV shows you may have seen him on include Workaholics, Real Husbands of Hollywood, NCIS, CSI, Castle, Sonny with a Chance, Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" music video, "All Star Weekend" with Jamie Foxx, and many more. He has also served as a stand in for Jack Nicholson on a film's promotional photo shoot, and he was an on-set photo double for Peter Mullan playing James Delos on Westworld Season 2. It is said he looks like actor Jack Nicholson, Trevor on the game "Grand Theft Auto," Bruce Willis, Alton Brown, Johnny Knoxville, Doc Brown on "Back to the Future," the icon used by "wint" or "dril" on Twitter, or the love child of several other iconic figures and celebrities.
SunglassJack was born and raised in San Diego, California in a bilingual Spanish/English family. Each year, he donates his time to charity events such as those that benefit United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Los Angeles.
About Lea Deesing:
Lea is a 30-year veteran of the Information Technology field and is retiring from her City Management job in May of 2022, after which time she will have more hours in the day to film SunglassJack, fly her drone, and metal detect.
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