Host Zach Sherwin presides as three panelists solve a crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow the action. The clues work just like the ones in a typical crossword, but they also happen to be rhyming hip-hop lyrics; there's an "Across Clues" and a "Down Clues" rap over the course of the show. Each time the panelists get a clue right, Zach launches them and the audience down a rabbit hole inspired somehow by the answer word. There's comedy, music, trivia, and audience quizzes galore! Astonishing connections and surprises abound! There’s really nothing like it!



Zach Sherwin is a Los-Angeles based comedian and musician. His writing for the web series “Epic Rap Battles of History” has received multiple Emmy nominations and Streamy Awards, and the ten Epic Rap Battles in which he’s co-starred have racked up well over half a billion YouTube views and an RIAA-certified Gold record. His other writing credits include The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Comedy Central’s “Problematic with Moshe Kasher,” and MAD Magazine. Zach has performed on “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS) and “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX), both now cancelled, as well as the 2016 season of “America’s Got Talent,” which seems to be doing just fine. He is also, along with Dominic Del Bene, the co-creator and co-producer of The Crossword Show.


Dominic Del Bene is a Bay Area-based comedy producer and the founder of Blonde Medicine, LLC, where he produces original stand-up comedy content. In the past 8 years, Dominic has produced and released more than 100 stand-up albums, a dozen comedy specials, and three seasons’ worth of stage-based stand-up for television. He and Zach co-produce The Crossword Show.