John Zachary Townsend is a writer and performer living in New York. He has studied at the UCB Theatre under under such great teachers as Kerry Maguire, Brandon Bassham, Michael Delaney, Curtis Gwinn, Will Hines, Erik Tanouye, Dyna Moe, and Neil Casey. John graduated from NYU with a degree in Film & Television. He writes and draws Young Dolphin Comics, a heavily semi-autobiographical web comic ( He has also written articles for Funny Or Die and College Humor. With his writing partner Ellena Chmielewski, he co-wrote Standards & Practices: A Show About Modern Romance. John also wrote a sequel to Annie Hall with his dear friend Mitchell Stephen Fesh, which can be found on the internet.


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