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BIO: Zack Bornstein (DGA, WGA) is an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, & Writers Guild Award-winning writer, director, and comedian from Saturday Night LiveJimmy Kimmel Live, & Alternatino. He will host and Executive Produce Comedy Central’s upcoming My Least Favorite Thing.

He has directed, written, produced, and performed original comedy for NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, Netflix, MTV, TruTV, The New Yorker, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and more. His videos have over half a billion views online.

He created Garlic Jackson Comedy, which the New York Times called, “Some of the City’s best writers and performers”. The group has won awards and performed at the LA Comedy Festival, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, New York Sketch Festival, Int’l Sketch Comedy Championships, and more.

Zack has performed stand up comedy on FOX’s LaughsMTV’s College Quickies, and at comedy clubs both nationally and internationally.

Birthed in Seattle, Zack studied Neuroscience at Brown University, and he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar Finalist.

Women’s Day New Zealand once reported that he was dating Emma Stone, which was flattering, but later issued a corrections, which was devastating.

Writer @ Saturday Night Live (Emmy-Nom)
Segment Director @ Jimmy Kimmel Live
Writer @ Comedy Central’s Alternatino
Host, EP @ Comedy Central’s My Least Favorite Thing
Writer @ NBC’s New Year’s Eve Special
Writer @ Netflix’s The Good Cop
Writer @ Comedy Central’s Trip Tank
Creator-Showrunner @ Garlic Jackson Comedy
Writer-Director @ Dear Hunters (8 Film Festivals)

Contributor @ The New Yorker
Contributor @ McSweeney’s
Contributor @ Splitsider
Contributor @ The American Bystander
Contributor @ Cavalier Literary Couture

House Team Writer-Performer @ UCB Theater
Stand Up @ Fox’s Laughs, MTV’s College Quickies, The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, The Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, UCB, NerdMelt, etc.

Guest Lecturer @ Johns Hopkins U. / Saul Zaentz Fund
Finalist @ The Rhodes Scholarship
Neuroscience Honors, 4.0 GPA @ Brown University
Film Production, 4.0 GPA @ FAMU Prague Film Academy

Direct: BornsteinZack@gmail.com
Manager: agilbert@fourthwallmanagement.com
TV Lit: LevyJ@unitedtalent.com
Stand Up & Personal Appearances: CriscuoloM@unitedtalent.com


COMMERCIALLY: Zack has directed and written branded content for AT&T, Samsung, Intel, Pepsi, Ford, GM, Mazda, Chevy, Jaguar, Claritin, Coors Light, Old Navy, Scott’s, Zoosk, Fruit of the Loom, Febreze, Yoplait, Just For Men, Quicken Loans, Marriott, HGTV, Subway, Diet Coke, Crown Royal, HP, Sharper Image, Smirnoff, Dyson, Whole Foods, Skype, Kohl’s, Starz, Aladdin on Broadway, Slim Jim, KFC, Butterfinger, Aflac, Southwest Airlines, IBM, Brisk, Aetna, Western Union, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shinola Detroit, Sanuk, Lifetime TV, Rite Aid, Schick, TruTV, Esurance, Samuel Adams, Angry Birds 2, Dr. Pepper, Bravo, VH1, Columbia Sportswear, Scion, Cigna, JetBlue, Dell, Lenovo, DiGiorno, Wendy’s, Lala Yogurt Smoothies, Game Show Network, JCPenny, Guinness, Google Nest Cam, King’s Hawaiian, Cheetos, New Orleans Tourism, Chobani, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Audible, The Environmental Defense Fund, Wix, Pedigree, Head & Shoulders, and more.