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Zach Ward

Zach Ward

ZACH WARD currently hustles around the clock as Managing Director of ImprovBoston. Zach believes in power of comedy, improvisation and social entrepreneurship. Founder of DSI Comedy Theater and also Founder and Executive Producer of the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Zach has been performing comedy for 20 years. He has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for DUAL EXHAUST (Top 10 “Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade”) and THE BEATBOX (Critic’s Choice, Best Bet, Chicago’s “Top 5 Latenight Shows”). Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (IO), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches. Zach translates success both in business and on stage to Professional Speaking, Business and Brand Consulting, Leadership Development and Team Building for clients including Proctor & Gamble, Motorola Latin America, Scynexis, Cisco and The Center For Creative Leadership.