Zachary Steel

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice
Director of Comedy


Zach Steel has been teaching at The USC School of Dramatic Arts since 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice and Director of Comedy. He has taught at The Clown School in Los Angeles and is currently teaching at The Idiot Workshop. He also serves as the Director of USC Comic+Care, a program that utilizes the practice of various comedy disciplines, including improv and medical clowning, to strengthen community and support the healing process. USC Comic+Care has partnered with LAC+USC, CHLA, Norris Cancer Center, The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program @ Norris Cancer Center, The Children’s Bureau, and various other Los Angeles healthcare organizations. He has performed original work in multiple theatres in L.A., São Paolo, Brazil, and took his original, award-winning show, Me Rich You Learn, to The Telluride Playwrights Festival in Colorado. He has appeared on several television shows for Disney, Showtime, NBC, Comedy Central and Fox.