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The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin

October 24, 2023 at 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Are you ready for an uproarious evening of wordplay, trivia, and comedy? Then come see The Crossword Show make its Albany debut on Tuesday, October 24 at The Linda! Watch as host Zach Sherwin presides over a panel of guests as they solve an actual crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a big screen so the audience can follow along.


As the solvers decipher the various clues, Zach takes the show down hilarious and mind-bending rabbit holes of music, wordplay, and trivia, all inspired by the answer words. Best of all? Everything ties together at the end for a grand finale that’s as satisfying as it is astonishing. You don’t need any crossword expertise to be dazzled by this brain-tickling, life-affirming show!


Zach Sherwin is a published New York Times crossword author and Los Angeles-based comedian. His writing for the web series Epic Rap Battles of History has received numerous Streamy Awards and Emmy nominations, and his performances as everyone from Albert Einstein to Stephen King to Alexander the Great have amassed nearly one billion YouTube views. His own music & wordplay videos have millions of views, too, and his other writing credits range from The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to MAD Magazine.

Zach’s TV appearances include America’s Got Talent, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, The Pete Holmes Show, and more!


Will Smalley is a purveyor of the silly-arts and a self-described “dude-lover extraordinaire.” As an established LGBTQ+ voice in the Boston comedy scene, Will is a former Boston Comedy Festival finalist and has also appeared in Portland, OR’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Kathleen Carey is an actor who has been a fixture of the Capital District theater community for more than 30 years. She’s also a manager at The Little Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.


“Tons of fun.” The New York Times

“The Crossword Show brings all the best things together: comedy, crosswords, and hip hop.” – Natalie freakin’ Portman, in an Instagram comment after a performance she attended”There’s no other show like it.” – Seven Days, Burlington VT

$20 – $25 General Admission

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio


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339 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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