My name's Zach and I'm a queer stand-up comedian, host, and writer whose performed professionally for a decade - but I'm not yet old! My work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and Vuture, and I was just named one of six TimeOut NY Comics to Watch in 2019 (!!!).
My live performances include a unique blend of stand-up, storytelling, crowdwork, and interactive games. Reach out and we can chat about how to create an interactive, unique evening for you customized to your event (birthday, anniversary, party, retreat, orgy) that will feature stand-up, games, and can adapt to any crowd on the fly.
Zach was awesome, walked a line between straight up laughs and edgy, acerbic wit. The crowd was young and his humor was flirty, queer, damning, loving and rallying all at the same time. Super contemporary, great energy, would highly recommend him.
I asked Zach to help us with our annual 'Scores Cup event', raising money for our after-school programming which brings soccer, poetry and community service learning to school kids living in under resourced neighborhoods across New York City.
Zach did an incredible job keeping our soccer players entertained at the biggest fundraiser of our year. People who were there still talk about his energy and levity six months later.
We had almost 600 people spending their Saturday with us - most of whom worked in the corporate world. So we needed someone like Zach to take the edge off on a hot day filled with competitive soccer games. He also offered logistical help of course which was invaluable. It was the perfect balance and he was the perfect pro. I can't say enough!
Response from Zach Zimmerman:
Omg thank you for the kind words, John! I'm so glad to help out with such an amazing event! :)
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Hey - I'm gonna give you a high energy, interactive, customized evening of comedy. In short, people will laugh. You'll look like a hero and spend weeks answering, "Where did you find that guy?"
We'll hop on the phone to chat about your event, who's coming, what people have in common, and I'll get back to you with any questions that come up. I always want to check in about rating - I can be blue, but my Mom taught me to do clean comedy, too, if that's your flavor. I can also adapt on the fly.
Then, your work is done. I'll show up, slay, you'll look like a hero, then we'll both go to bed and have amazing dreams.
Whether you need an MC to guide people through the night, or a headliner to come in and do their own show, or a comedy variety show with a number of acts I can tap from my Brooklyn comedy connections, we'll make it happen.
TimeOut New York Comic to Watch 2019
"rising star" - New York Times
Zach Zimmerman is a sweet, queer Southern boy with a ribald sense of humor. A 2019 TimeOut NY Comic to Watch, Zach’s first comedy album “Clean Comedy,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy charts the Billboard Top 10. His Edinburgh Fringe debut of the same name gained critical praise and was listed as a show to see in the New York Comedy Festival by the The New York Times.
He’s been profiled in New York Magazine, Vulture, and Splitsider for his unique, provocative, vulnerable comedy, and published humor pieces in The New Yorker and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He’s a Moth StorySLAM Champion, creator/host of 100 People in a Room presented at ARS NOVA, and once opened for the drag queen Alyssa Edwards.
He performs regularly at Union Hall, littlefield, Stand Up NY, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Prior to relocating to Brooklyn, Zach trained and performed in Chicago with The Second City Theatricals.
He is a proud first-generation Princeton University graduate, and an out queer vegetarian atheist.