Zach Bartz is the co-founder of the word of mouth variety show The Shithole, and one third of improv troupe Gnar Gnar Shredtown. He has a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Columbia College Chicago, and has trained at The Second City Training Center, iO, Annoyance, ComedySportz, and more. He teaches theatre, improv, sketch comedy, and stand up comedy through Columbia’s CCAP program, as well as coaches independently around Chicago. In 2015, Gnar Gnar Shredtown was named one of Chicago Reader’s Comedians To See Before They Move, and Zach and Kevin were featured by Demo, Columbia College Chicago’s alumni magazine, as two notable alumni who have impacted the comedy community. He is also a painter.