Zack Phillips is a writer and performer in New York.
Zack was head writer at Above Average and its sports site, The Kicker. With Bryan Tucker (SNL), Zack is co-creator and showrunner of ”64TH MAN”, a forthcoming comedy series for Audible starring John Cena, Anna Chlumsky and others. Zack won a 2018 TV writing fellowship from the Screenwriters Colony and, with Natasha Vaynblat, won a 2017 TV writing fellowship from the Writer's Guild East. He wrote the web series "Laurie" (IFC) and "Big Thick Ideas" (Above Average) and his pilot script “Welcome to the Conspiracy” was a finalist at the 2018 New York TV Festival. Zack also played a recurring role in Steven Soderbergh's The Knick. At UCB, Zack has performed and written for house improv, sketch, video and film teams for six years, and currently teaches sketch writing there. He sometimes writes content for corporate brands.
Other credits include: staff writer for the Onion sports show GOOMF; co-writer, co-star of the UCB sketch show, "F*ck Nostalgia"; writer for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers; contributor to The Onion's ONN videos and Clickhole; co-writer of two New York Television Festival pilots, “Gary Saves the Graveyard” and “Good Dads”; and author of 50-some other videos (here). His work has been mentioned fleetingly on Tosh, ESPN, Nerdist, Splitsider and elsewhere.
Previously, Zack did comedy at Haverford College and in Washington DC, where he worked for years as a political reporter. He and his wife have two daughters.
Zack foolishly thinks his Cincinnati Reds will be good next year.