Zack Phillips is a writer and performer in New York.
Zack is head writer at Above Average and its sports site, The Kicker, and he wrote the web series "Laurie" for IFC and "Big Thick Ideas" for Above Average. 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. His 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: finalist for SeriesFest pilot script competition; staff writer for the Onion sports show GOOMF; co-writer, -performer, -creator in the UCB sketch show, "Fuck Nostalgia"; writer for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers; contributor to The Onion's clickbait parody Clickhole; staff writer for “Gary Saves the Graveyard” (award-winning pilot for the 2014 New York Television Festival); co-writer/co-star of “Good Dads” (2013 NYTVF sitcom pilot); head-writer for People.com web series “Waiting for Santa”; contributor, Onion's ONN videos; 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 print reporter. He and his wife have two daughters.