Zach Sherwin is a comedian, rapper, writer, and actor. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in southwest Missouri, Zach attended college at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. While there, he co-founded a sketch comedy troupe called the Late Night Players, and continued performing with the group after graduating. When the Late Night Players disbanded, Zach began rapping as a solo act and quickly ascended through the ranks of Boston's alternative comedy scene. He began hosting Thursday nights at Harvard Square's legendary Comedy Studio and was named Boston's Best Comic by the Boston Phoenix in 2009, the year he also performed for the first time at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He moved to Los Angeles in 2010.
Since then, Zach has appeared on "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "The Pete Holmes Show" (TBS) and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" (FX, FXX). He has written for the Emmy-nominated "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW) as well as all five seasons of the Emmy-nominated YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” which boasts over 13 million subscribers and 3 billion total series views. Zach has co-starred in nine of the videos, including "Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking"; that battle's digital single was certified Gold by the RIAA in 2013. He won YouTube Streamy Awards in both 2014 and 2015 for his writing on "Epic Rap Battles."
Zach's music videos has been viewed over 400 million times on YouTube. He released his first album on Comedy Central Records in 2010 and his second on Aspecialthing Records in 2015. He has worked as the audience warm-up comic for "@midnight" (Comedy Central), "The Pete Holmes Show" (TBS), and "United Shades of America" (CNN), and his festival appearances include Montreal Just For Laughs, Chicago Just For Laughs, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women In Comedy Festival, and the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival.
For more information and content, please visit www.zachsherwin.com.