Secret Society Comedy Presents
7:30 PM @ Solstice Lakewood
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Lineups subject to change
Zach Zimmerman is a stand-up comedian, writer, and host who creates queer, anti-capitalist stories that delight and devastate.
Born in Southern Virginia, Zach was the first in the family to go to college where Zach studied religion and theatre at Princeton University. After graduation, Zach moved to Chicago where Zach performed improv and sketch comedy with The Second City Theatricals, iO Theatre, and Annoyance Theatre. Since relocating to Brooklyn, Zach has become an international headlining stand-up comedian, and a regular performer in Manhattan clubs like the world-famous Comedy Cellar and alternative Brooklyn venues as well.
As a writer, Zach’s essays and humor pieces have been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Popula, Vulture, and The Washington Post. Zach’s debut book Is It Hot in Here? (Or Am I Suffering for All Eternity for the Sins I Committed on Earth), which chronicles Zach’s journey from straight, meat-eating, Southern Baptist to queer, vegetarian, atheist socialist, was optioned in 2023 for TV and film by Sony Pictures. Zach also has a blind script deal with Sony in addition to the book option adaptation.
As a stand-up, Zach’s first comedy album “Clean Comedy,” debuted on the Billboard Top 10 and inspired a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and New York Comedy Festival. Zach's viral TikTok and Instagram clips have garnered acclaim as a USA Today Comedian to Watch and coverage in Out. Zach was also named a TimeOut NY Comic to Watch, appeared in Grindr’s first stand-up digital special, and recently made his late-night debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
As a host, Zach has collaborated on projects with New York Magazine, The Cut, Scruff, Grindr, and HBO Max Human By Orientation. Zach is also a co-host of the live show Pretty Major produced by Vulture and Union Hall.
Zach is a podcast favorite, having appeared on: Savage Lovecast, Bad Dates with Jameela Jamil, Funny cuz it’s True with Elyse Myers, Lovett or Leavitt, Sandyland, Into It with Sam Sanders, Depresh Mode, And Here’s Modi, I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, and more.
Zach Pugh is a comedian and writer in Los Angeles. He’s been featured on Adult Swim and is the former host of the podcast What Things are What Things. His debut special "Live At Raccoon Motel" is streaming on YouTube.
WHO IS SECRET SOCIETY COMEDY?
We are a nomad comedy club, popping up at different venues around Northeast Ohio every weekend. Featuring local favorites, nationally touring headliners, and more, our mission is to get you in on the best-kept secrets in stand-up comedy. You never know who you'll see...
Bryan Sternik is an up-and-coming Cleveland comedian whose conversational style and upbeat demeanor can make even his darkest jokes feel lighthearted. Bryan produces a monthly show at Dina's Pizza in Old Brooklyn, and co-produces Gratuity Not Included at Good Company, One More Joke at Judd's City Tavern, and Secret Society Comedy, a weekly pop-up comedy show. He is the co-host of "The Guiltless Podcast" and "Dude, Nobody Cares."
With a last name like that, Cleveland-based comic David Horning learned at a young age to lean into what bothers him using humor, and his comedy is a reflection of this. His optimistic slant on both mundane and heavy topics has gotten him selected to the New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and on stages around the country. On top of stand-up, David regularly appears on conference stages as keynote speaker, teaching the value of humor in business to managers and executive teams across industries. He also produces Secret Society Comedy, a pop-up comedy club bringing the best up-and-coming comedians from around the country to Northeast Ohio.
Gheramy is the owner and operator of Golden Ox Studio. He produces local favorite podcasts such as Shit Brains, Brett Talk, You Can't Laugh At That, Teach These Devils, and several more for the Golden Ox Network. He can be seen on comedy stages across the city and has recently performed in the Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Sixth City Comedy Fest, and the Midwestern Queer Comedy Festival. Renowned failure and a well educated idiot whose only contribution to this world will be when he is no longer in it, Gheramy is not sorry that you wasted your time reading this bio.
Connor Stout is a rising Cleveland comic who has always wanted to perform. He has been call a “not as fat Seth Rogen” by a stranger in a bar once. He uses theatre-based charisma to talk about family, relationships, farts, and occasionally plays guitar while doing so.