Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

Comedy (stand-up, lgbt)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
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My mom says I should focus on clean comedy for my career. F*ck that. Please join me, a Time Out New York Comic to Watch 2019 (stop it, I'm blushing) as I skewer my traumatic Southern Baptist childhood and equally painful gay NYC adulthood. It's my debut hour at the Fringe, it'll be equal parts adorable and hot, and will delight my mother in title only.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Dram can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Trevar Alan Chilver 82 days ago

Loved this show! Zach is highly professional, completely tuned in to his audience and very astute. One of the best hours on the Fringe!

Erica Elam 89 days ago

5 stars! I was lucky enough to see a special, oh-so-Fringey one-off performance in an actual bathtub in Zach's flat (which I highly recommend if he does it again), but the content was killer no matter the location. Zach is so funny, so charming, and so vulnerable. This was definitely one of my favorite things I've seen at the Fringe and I've been coming for years!

phil hathaway 93 days ago

Went to see Zach on a very rainy Sunday night. Omg he didn’t disappoint. It was fun, moving, witty, clever...and I think most important; honest and vulnerable. Would definitely recommend this show if you’re looking for a late night laugh. It’s a tad naughty too :) I’m a gay guy, but even if you bat for the other side....go along, it’s for everyone with a sense of humour. A truly great show. Thank you Zach - you made me laugh and cry!

H 95 days ago

Definitely the best thing I’ve seen at the fringe!

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 79 days ago

I’m not sure Zack Zimmerman’s ironic title has entirely worked for him in a festival where few people really read the full blurb. That virtually no one is looking for clean comedy at 10.45pm is proven by the rows of empty seats, and anyone seeking some wholesome stand-up will be...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 82 days ago

With the stage already set with a picture of his mum, and the show starting with a recording of a phone call between the two, Zimmerman zips through some charming and sharp-witted material that brings us up to speed on his family history. Quickly, we get a sense of the...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 84 days ago

With one of the best opening salvoes I’ve witnessed at this festival, Zach Zimmerman has his welcoming spiel down pat, introducing himself as a strapping, gay son of a preacher man from the American Deep South. ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

Zach Zimmerman subverts his Southern Baptist upbringing in this hour consisting of razor sharp, rapid-fire jokes beginning with his religious upbringing in rural Virginia and his sexual awakening as the school mascot giving flamboyant performances. Zimmerman then moves on to more risque subject matter, including making a plaster model of...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Maybe it makes sense that this is a somewhat uneven hour: Zach Zimmerman clearly has a lot to wrestle with. Born a God-fearing Virginian, he’s now a gay atheist, working through the later stages of being out, especially in relation to his straight-laced and perennially disapproving parents.  A large chunk...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 99 days ago

New Yorker Zach Zimmerman packs a breath-taking number of laughs into his 50-minute slot; delivering a narrative about the relationship with his mother at a speed that leaves no time for stragglers. Not that you want to be left behind by this immediately likeable son of Southern evangelical parents who...

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The List (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Finding light fun amid the tragic darkness...

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