Zach Zimmerman is a stand-up comedian, writer, and host who creates queer, anti-capitalist stories that delight and devastate. As a writer, Zach’s essays and humor pieces have been published in in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Popula, Vulture, andThe Washington Post. Zach’s debut book “Is It Hot in Here? (Or Am I Suffering for All Eternity for the Sins ICommitted on Earth)”, a collection of essays about Zach’s journey from straight, meat-eating, Southern Baptist to queer, vegetarian, atheist socialist, released on April 18, 2023 by Chronicle Books. As a stand-up, Zach’s first comedy album“Clean Comedy,” debuted on theBillboard Top 10 and inspired a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and New York Comedy Festival.Zach’s viral TikTokand Instagram clips have garnered acclaim as a USA TodayComedian to Watch and coverage in Out. Zach was also named aTimeOut NY Comic to Watch, appeared in Grindr’s first stand-up digital special, and recently made his late-night debut onThe Late Late Show with James Corden. As a host,Zach has collaborated on projects withNew York Magazine,The Cut, Scruff, Grindr, and HBO Max Human ByOrientation. Zach is also a co-host of the live show Pretty Major produced byVultureand Union Hall. Born in SouthernVirginia, Zach was the first in the family to go to college where Zach studied religion and theatre at Princeton University. After graduation, Zach moved to Chicago where Zach performed improv and sketch comedy with The Second City Theatricals, iO Theatre, and Annoyance Theatre. Since relocating to Brooklyn, Zach has become a regular performer in Manhattan clubs like the world-famous Comedy Cellar and alternative Brooklyn venues as well.