Zach Ward

Zach Ward and Tift MerrittZach Ward has been performing and directing improv comedy professionally for over a decade. Executive Producer of the DSI COMEDY THEATER, Founder and Executive Producer of the NORTH CAROLINA COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL (Dirty South Improv Festival), Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach has also been employed as Associate Producer for the Chicago Improv Festival (2003-2006) and Director of Education for ComedySportz Chicago (2003-2004).

Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic’s Choice, Highly Recommended, Super CageMatch Champion 2003-2004, Top 10 “Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade”) and THE BEATBOX (Critic’s Choice, Best Bet, Chicago Improv Festival 2005 w/ Mo Collins). Zach can currently be seen performing  standup around the Triangle, and improvising with MISTER DIPLOMAT, IMPROV SLAM, and SENIOR PGA during BEST SHOW EVER at the DSI COMEDY THEATER.

A veteran performer and celebrated instructor and director, Zach has studied the art of comedy and improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (IO), Matt Besser (UCB Theatre), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every new student he teaches.


Follow Zach Ward on Twitter @zachward / Fan him on Facebook /zachwardtv

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2 responses

30 06 2008
Dear Dave Chappelle « MISTER DIPLOMAT

[…] my body. Dave, just look up and to the left. Or what would MISTER DIPLOMAT have to do? I hear Zach Ward is one mean spooner. Have you ever been spooned by a white guy? If you want to try it, I am sure […]

23 03 2009
The Funny-Girl’s Guide to Successful Dating « mollybuckley.

[…] This is the pun winner for the week: (submitted by Zach Ward: comedian, director, DSI comedy […]

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