Zach Steel is an assistant professor of theatre practice and head of comedy at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He has been teaching at The Clown School in Los Angeles for three years and began teaching at the USC School of Dramatic Arts in the fall of 2014. He also serves as supervisor for SDA’s new program in medical clowning, the practice of bringing highly skilled performers into hospitals. He has been a member of the theatre troupe Four Clowns since 2011, performing in multiple theatres in L.A., in São Paolo, Brazil, and taking his original, award-winning show, Me Rich You Learn to The Telluride Playwrights Festival in Colorado. He has appeared on several television shows for NBC, Comedy Central and Fox.