Zach Reino

Zach Reino is an Actor/Writer from the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. Zach is a member of the Harold team Cardinal Redbird, the UCB musical house team Magic To Do, The UCB Touring Company, the Quick and Funny Musicals company, Kid Grift, and the freestlye-rap improv team MurderCliff. Most recently he joined the the long running improvised musical, Baby Wants Candy. He is also a member of the musical sketch duo The Zach and The Jess (with Jessica MCKenna), and is currently a writer for the Nickelodeon: Creative Lab.

Host Information

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on Off Book: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

Guest Appearances

Chart Timer

Who Charted? #407September 25, 2018

Improvisers, actors, and hosts of Off Book Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna join Howard to beat the clock on this week’s Who Charted! We’ll find out how to make the most of the singularity while Zach and Jess help the Whooch Crew…

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The Ten

improv4humans #359September 6, 2018

Earwolf has a new improv show, and all of the performers are YouTube stars! Matt Besser gets to know a slew of multi-platform influencers, internet celebrities and content creators as they iron out all their beefs and feuds through the art of…

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Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino - Spotlight On: Monty Sutton and Bront LeFleur

WOMP It Up! #60August 27, 2018

Marissa and Listler savor the last days of summer by welcoming Waves 4 Daze surf instructors Monty Sutton (Jessica McKenna) and Bront LeFleur (Zach Reino)! Monty and Bront offer hot tips on shark safety before Monty digs deep to recall her mysterious…

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Poke Mitzvah

Comedy Bang Bang #561August 19, 2018

Comedic powerhouse and show friend Andy Richter of Conan returns to talk to Scott about secret beach hideouts, creepy cartoons, and his deep knowledge of pop culture. Plus, Pokémon trainer Dash Grabum reappears to discuss his new strategy for catching monsters, and…

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Season 2, Ep 62 - The Ruffled Feather (w/ Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino)

We’re in a new tavern and talking to the Freshgrave Twins, two of the most devious wizards-in-training from Jizzlenob Preparatory Academy for Young Wizards. Credits: Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Schnenessa: Jessica McKenna Snaken: Zach Reino Craig: Ryan DiGiorgi Tricia: Kate James Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan…

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Low Five

Comedy Bang Bang #540April 8, 2018

Actor and longtime friend of the show Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame joins Scott to chat about his new film Beirut, breaking the internet, and his middle name. Then, Al A. Peterson aka The Smooth Criminal returns to talk about the…

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Sing A Long Experiment #4: LIVE from UCB Sunset and SXSW

improv4humans #336March 29, 2018

Scott Aukerman, Horatio Sanz, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Craig Rowin, Mookie Blaiklock, Peter Hulne, St. Lenox, Laura Willcox, Don Fanelli, Brett Morris, James Adomian, and Betsy Sodaro join Matt Besser for LIVE Sing A Long experiments from UCB Sunset's Inner Sanctum and…

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Mark and Pete Hard Finally Kiss

Hard Nation #104March 28, 2018

Jeff Foxworthy is at the door, and Mark & Pete are closing the borders with help from Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Paul F. Tompkins), former presidential candidate Jill Stein (D’Arcy Carden), prominent Trump supporter Velveteen Carter (Carl Tart), patriotic singer Miguel Wargo…

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Season 2, Ep 41 - Blue Chris-Must (w/ Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino from Off Book)

It's Winter Solstice time again and music is in the air. And we’re visited by two Great Blue Tigers. Credits: Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Cerulean: Jessica McKenna Azure: Zach Reino Lioncelot: Greg Smith Tomblain Belaroth: Steve Waltien Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Craig: Ryan DiGiorgi Producers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan…

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Jess McKenna and Zach Reino, Our Good Collaborators

Hollywood Handbook #214November 28, 2017

Sean and Hayes partner with JESS MCKENNA and ZACH REINO from Off Book to do one of their famous songs but actually do a good job.

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A Night Club In Chicago

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies, gentlemen, and everything in between back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guests are fellow Earwolf hosts Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino of Off Book! Jessica and Zach chat about what flaw in their character has been…

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Sing A Long Experiment #3

improv4humans #317November 16, 2017

Scott Aukerman, Jessica McKenna, Seth Morris, Zach Reino, and Space Warrior join Matt Besser for another sing-a-long experiment on improv4humans! They join chorus on songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John, and Bob Seger that inspire scenes about a renegade taxidermist on a…

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Mario and Cappy Have An Existential Crisis (w/ Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino)

Hard Nation #84November 8, 2017

It’s a Hard Nation Odyssey, as video game legend Mario and his sidekick Cappy (Jessica McKenna & Zach Reino) visit Mark & Pete to discuss their latest adventure. They discuss the ethics of “capturing” an enemy, what hats eat, Mario’s addiction to…

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Off Book Ep. 1 - Shrugging Destiny (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

Earwolf Presents #77September 9, 2017

In the premiere episode of OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino welcome guest Paul F. Tompkins to the stage in the brand new musical “SHRUGGING DESTINY”. With the sure-to-be classic songs “Put Yourself First”, “No One Wants To Eat…

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Where's Your Coccyx, Bro?

Who Charted? #352August 30, 2017

Fresh off their new hit podcast “Off Book,” Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna join this week’s Who Charted! They perform an original rendition of the Music Chart Theme before counting down the 5 Top Grossing Musicals. Later, they check out the Movie…

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Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino: Hey Misters DJ

Sound the air horns! Welcome back to Hey Misters DJ with your hosts DJ Backsplash (Jessica McKenna) & DJ Crown Molding (Zach Reino)! It’s the podcast that defends the art form of DJ-ing and brings on the best DJs in the game…

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Manchester Orchestra's Kith and Kin

Comedy Bang Bang #501July 31, 2017

Robert McDowell and Andy Hull of the indie rock group Manchester Orchestra join Scott to play songs off their new album "A Black Mile To The Surface" on this week's musical episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! Photographer Sissy Montgomery stops by to…

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The Mopes Trilogy Pt. 1

improv4humans #295June 15, 2017

Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Dan Lippert, and Zach Reino join Matt Besser for part one of a new improvisational saga! Join wealthy twin heirs Jess and Jon along with personal assistant Gene as they attempt to inherit billionaire Sanford Micheal's…

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The Best of i4h Vol. 7

improv4humans #275January 26, 2017

The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2016. These performances feature James Adomian, Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Pam Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Nicole Parker, Paul…

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Dana and Derek Hard Brought String Bean Casserole (w/ Hillary Matthews, Zach Reino)

Hard Nation #35November 23, 2016

On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Mark & Pete share the studio with their niece and nephew Dana and Derek Hard (Hillary Matthews and Zach Reino). Dana tries to teach Uncle Mark about gender neutral pronouns, Derek reads an excerpt from his…

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Millenial Falcon: Live from LA Podfest

improv4humans #259September 29, 2016

Live from the LA Podfest, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, and Zach Reino join Matt Besser to find out how hairy you have to be to soak up all the water in the pool. An IRS scam call inspires a scene…

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