Performance artist, stand-up comic & “vocal acrobat” Zero Boy recounts his zany adventures in Zeroland through a unique blend of sound and mime, the results being something akin to a performed comic book.
Combining movement with live, vocally-produced sound effects, Zero Boy enacts a parade of hilarious, fantastical characters that find themselves in the most unlikely situations.
“Reminds one of the best days of Saturday Night Live” – Time Out Amsterdam
From his New York base Zero Boy has written, directed & performed numerous productions on both coasts and Europe, working in traditional theater, stand up comedy, television, street performance festivals, radio, film, comic books, a national magazine, and on the cutting edge of digital media/art.
Has been heard regularly on NPR’s The Next Big Thing with Dean Olshar doing Stump Zero Boy and This Day in History with Zero Boy. Stump Zero Boy gave audience members a chance to commission a short-form radio cartoon. They email a 1-sentence scenario, involving as many strange and challenging elements as you can think and then Zero Boy creates live a vocal cartoon.
Zero Boy has also co produced with Ironica (Richard Reta) numerous theatrical events. “Trailer trash Slot car races!” An interactive event where the audience gets to Race HO scale cars while being entertained by The Ghost of Dale Earnheart and a cast of characters.
Zero Boy has also celebrated as religious holidays, April Fools and Halloween by doing shows at The Bowery Poetry club. The shows, “The Great Debate” and “Flaw and Disorder” has featured a posse of fools including Karen Sneider, Master Lee, The Red Bastard, Chris Rozzi, Shecky Beagleman, Eric Kirchberger, Dziezce, Hal Robins and other guest fools.
Zero Boy was also featured as a football Referee in a Miller Lite ESPN Commercial with Tom Jackson and Chris Berman. As the Boss in a commercial for Maxim online and Speed Stik. And featured as the under the gun boss in An industrial For Booklinks.
On February 5, 2005, Zero Boy did a special Stump Zero Boy segment with Dean Olshar At the WHYY-FM Celebrates 50, a lively radio variety show that took place at the Community College of Philadelphia.
On “Fox and Friends” Zero Boy did a wacky version of the weather, and a spoof of the Brad and Jen split on “Good Day New York”.
In 2005 he also did a Monthly show called E-Z Tuesday’s with the talented Ethan Lipton. With Guests, The Red Bastard, Airelise, Rachelle Garnier, and others.
2005 has found Zero Boy on numerous radio shows around the country and internationally after a Flashwire article appeared issuing a challenge to America.to try and stump Zero Boy that he can do any sound.
In June of 2005 Zero Boy Hosted the Vision Festival August found him performing at The Howl Festivals Way the F**k off Broadway show in Tompkins Square Park. He was also greeting folks at the entrance to the Man at The Burning Man Festival in Nevada.
Has been heard regularly as a guest on The Joey Reynolds show.
He has collaborated with cartoonist Ward Sutton at The Mother Jones Benefit at Town Hall during the Republican National convention. He has also done Dick Cheney numerous voices for Ward and Mark Sutton on Morey’s Minute heard on Air America.
In March 2005 he did a strip routine in Reese Thompson’s Traum Novella at the Barrow Street Theater.
In December 2004 Zero Boy played a Mass. State Trooper in Caraid Obriens The Sandpiper at Symphony Space.
Zero Boy also performed at Cooper Union Hall for a WBAI Fundraiser (New York) in support of Pacifica Radio featuring the expanded election edition of Greg Palast’s The Best Democracy Money Can Buy with special guests, comedic actress and radio personalty, Janeane Garofalo, and musician, Moby.
Played Max Prospino in Our Vision Our Future a Billionaires for Bush Video.
Performed World War Zero At Theater for the New City. A play featuring the history of arms and conflict.
Zero Boy was A Featured Performer at the 2004 Pop Tech festival in Camden Maine where he did a stump Zero Boy and improvised a recap of the three day festivals events. www.poptech.org
Has performed in San Francisco for Laughing Squids 8th anniversary show at 12 Galaxies and The Odeon with Sxip Shirey to in San Francisco.
Zero Boy has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, In 2000 he debuted Alice in Zeroland at the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris.
Zero Boy had the gall to fight himself at David Leslie’s Box Opera, and was involved with Josh Harris’ New Years Quite Space 2000.
Zeroland, the adventures & cosmic love story of Zeroboy, debuted
at PS 122 in Manhattan in 1999 and reprized at the
District of Columbia Arts Center in Washington D.C.
MTV’s M2 network has featured his unique work, & he has toured extensively in Holland with “The Comedy Explosion.”
He was a featured performer at the Berlin Comedy and VarietÈ festival, & in 1996 costarred as a voice acrobat with The Chamaleon VarietÈ in “Liebling Der Gotte” (Berlin), a homage to the great Italian Juggler Enrico Rastelli.
One of a number of ongoing side-projects, Jack Zero, Cracker Jack Shot is a Western comic book written by Zero Boy along with artist Arnold Pander & published by Dark Horse in 1996. He has done a staged version of Jack Zero’s trick shooting routine at The Bindlestiff Family Circus whom he has worked with over the last seven years.
Zero Boy has also hosted two Cannabis Cups in Amsterdam for High Times Magazine, as well as conducting & writing hemp-related interviews for them & working briefly as their foreign correspondent.
(Bio taken from Zero Boy’s Website)