Zach Zucker – Human Person

If I could bottle some of Zack Zucker’s confidence, enthusiasm and energy I could create a cure for depression and low self-esteem. Zack Zucker, although I struggle to believe that this actually is his real name, is a born entertainer. Having already seen and loved Zach & Viggo, I wondered how this show would fare as a solo act; I was not to be disappointed. This is an outrageous and hysterical piece of physical absurdist comedy delivered by the ever endearing and supremely confident Zucker.

This show is just a good time and it is impossible to not become a super fan of this hugely talented human clown with a very promising future.

Zach meets his audience with a pretend bashfulness while his theatre technician Johnny asks us to encourage him to come onto the stage. He continues to play with the audience in this manner throughout the performance. This show consists of a number of hysterical physical sketches including his ‘Theatre man’ sequence, his tree/orgasm skit and his brain, heart and penis mime. Some scenes can be a bit hit and miss at times but all is forgiven as Zach is just having so much fun and isn’t afraid to mock himself.

My favourite piece in the entire show, which I am still giggling to myself about, is Zach’s ‘Relaxing Jones’ character who I could definitely see making an appearance in Family Guy or The Simpsons. Accompanied by cheesy saxophone music Relaxing Jones asks the audience ironic questions like ‘’Have you ever walked on the side of the road really close to a car and nearly been hit, that’s really relaxing’’. Genius!

Zach mocks angsty teenagers in his hilarious track meet skit, and playfully pretends to not know certain celebrities while doing impressions based on audience suggestions. Zach pushes many boundaries in this show but manages to still keep his audience on board no matter how outrageous things become (and they really do). This show is just a good time and it is impossible to not become a super fan of this hugely talented human clown with a very promising future.

Reviews by Lynn Rusk

Assembly Roxy

Burnt Out

★★★
The Studio

The End of Eddy

★★★★
King's Theatre

Cold Blood

★★★★★
Pleasance Courtyard

Nina Conti: In Therapy

★★★★★
Assembly George Square Studios

The Stevenson Experience: Identical as Anything

★★★

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £600,000 to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

Location

The Blurb

Winner: Rising Star (TheMediaEye.com). Winner: Best Comedy at Brighton Fringe (Zach and Viggo). Award-winning comedian Zach Zucker returns with his debut solo show, Human Person. Most of the time Zach is funny. This show is directed by Jonny Woolley and produced by Stamptown. 'Ridiculous, hilarious, and genius, a must-see ' ****½ (Kryztoff.com). 'A rare gem of physical comedy' ****½ (GreatScott.media). 'First rate comedic clown in all respects' ****½ (GlamAdelaide.com.au).

Most Popular See More

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

From £12.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Dear Evan Hansen

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Play That Goes Wrong

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Lion King

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Cinderella The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Mary Poppins

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets