Zach is a performer/writer/composer from Santa Barbara California, which is like Los Angeles but prettier and with better weather. You’ve heard of it because Oprah lives there. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in theater from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and is a house performer for the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. He performs regularly at UCB with Cardinal Redbird, and the musical improv teams Baby Wants Candy and Magic to Do. He is also a co-writer/co-composer of Thrones! The Musical Parody, a Game of Thrones musical which has played in Chicago, LA, and two sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read More
Zach is the star of the College Humor’s Go90 series Fatal Decision, and has also appeared on Crazy Ex Girlfriend (The CW), A.P. Bio (NBC), Party Over Here (FOX), Conan (TBS), Life in Pieces (CBS), Hotwives of Las Vegas (Hulu), Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC), Adam Ruins Everything (truTV) and more. Most importantly, he is the voice of an animated skunk for Sophia the First (Disney).
He is also one half of the musical sketch duo, The Zach and The Jess with Jessica McKenna. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, and Nickelodeon, and they created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. They also do a weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf. Between their podcast and UCB performances Zach and Jess sometimes improvise four musicals a week, which is part of their ongoing campaign to get Lin Manuel Miranda and Stephen Sondheim to stop being nerds and pick up the pace.
Jessica is a Southern California native, born in Yorba Linda in Orange County. Not the Orange County as seen on TV. More like the Nixon and horse trail Orange County. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University. Since moving to L.A., Jessica has studied sketch and improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and The Groundlings. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut ASSSSCAT and the musical improv teams Magic to Do and Baby Wants Candy. Read More
Jessica starred on the Fox sketch show Party Over Here, produced by The Lonely Island. Other television and film credits include the Paul Lieberstein feature Song of Back and Neck which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Jalen Vs. Everybody (an ABC pilot that aired on ESPN) Fox’s improv comedy series RIOT, Filthy Sexy Teens (Fullscreen), The Goldbergs & Modern Family (ABC), The Hot Wives of Las Vegas (Hulu), @Midnight (Comedy Central), Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV) and Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC). She has also voiced many a scrappy kid including roles on the upcoming DC’s Superhero Girls (Cartoon Network), Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network), Voltron (Netflix) and the lead voice of Lennon in Little Big Awesome (Amazon).
She is also one half of the musical sketch duo, The Zach and The Jess with Zach Reino. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, Nickelodeon, and they created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. Jess and Zach also do a weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It’s almost like it’s no big deal to write a musical. Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!
Rachel Bloom currently stars in the network musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which she co-created and executive produces alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and arguably crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – partnership at a prestigious law firm, an upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in suburban West Covina, California. The series debuted on The CW Network on October 12, 2015 to positive reviews. For her performance, Rachel won both the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy. She has also been included in myriad “Best Performers of 2015” lists.Read More
The show was renewed for a third season and originally debuted in the Fall of 2015.
Bloom has been prominently featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and Backstage, among others.
Well known for her comedy music videos on YouTube under the name “Racheldoesstuff,” her channel currently has over 60,000 subscribers. Bloom released her first Internet music video “F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury” in 2010. The video went viral and was nominated for a Hugo Award for “Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form” and won “Best Music Video” at Dragon*Con. Her comedic music videos have appeared on the Onion/AV Club, Jezebel, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Cracked, among others.
In 2012, Bloom performed in the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in the “New Faces: Characters” Showcase. She performs all over Los Angeles, and her other touring performance credits include Fun Fun Fun Fest, the Arlington Drafthouse and The Limestone Comedy Festival. Her past acting work includes “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Fuzz”; voice work includes “Bojack Horseman,” “Robot Chicken” and the CW web-series “Very Mallory.” She has written and starred in two live musical sketch comedy shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and New York: Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat!!! and Sing Out, Louise! Her writing credits include Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” Fox’s “Allen Gregory,” and Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars Detours.” She has also released two albums: “Please Love Me” (a compilation of old/new hits) and “Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).”
After attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for theater, where she served as head writer and director of the prestigious Hammerkatz sketch group, Bloom studied improv and sketch at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. She has been named one of Variety’s “10 Scribes To Watch” for 2015, as well as a “Comic to Watch” by Cosmopolitan, Time Out LA and other publications.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.