Zak Toscani

Zak Toscani is a writer and stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. Originally from Ohio, Zak’s comedy career was born in Portland, Oregon and has taken him across the U.S. and even into Canada once. As a stand-up comedian, he has performed multiple times on the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival as well as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

With a focus on originality and vulnerability, Zak’s comedy has been highlighted by SplitsiderPaste, and The Portland Mercury. Zak can be seen at comedy clubs, alternative rooms, and really any kind of space with a stage. He is a regular at Helium Comedy Club, Go Bananas, and the various UCBs.

As a writer, Zak’s work has been featured by the Washington Post, BBC, Buzzfeed, and Vice. Newsweek on Zak’s writing specifically cites “his concise writing style and ability to ramp up the action in his narration.”

Guest Appearances

How One Epic Twitter Thread Exposed Nationwide Lunch Theft

Zak Toscani went to his office job last week, thinking it’d be like any other week. By Monday, he was international news. In this special bonus episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt dives into the recent Twitter thread that captivated the…

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