The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin

The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin

Monday, July 18, 2022, 7:00 pm until 8:45 pm
Featuring Local Heroes: Jennifer Malkowski, Kim DeShields, and Monte Belmonte. This will be an hour and 45 minute show with no intermission.

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Zach Sherwin (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Epic Rap Battles of History”) hosts a panel of guest comedians as they solve an actual crossword puzzle live onstage in front of an audience, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow along. Whenever the solvers decipher a clue, Zach takes the show down rabbit holes of comedy, music, trivia, and wordplay, all inspired by the various answer words. No crossword expertise is needed to be dazzled by this unique, joyful experience! Learn more at

Jennifer Malkowski: Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies at Smith College specializing in digital media; documentary; death and dying; and race, gender and sexuality in media. Malkowski is the co-editor of the book "Gaming Representation: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Video Games" and they are the founder of Smith’s Video Game Research Lab.

Kim DeShields: Comedian from the Amherst area who’s played clubs around the country and appeared on Last Comic Standing, Wendy Williams’ Street Talk, and was a semifinalist on Nick at Nites Funniest Mom.

Monte Belmonte: Western Mass radio personality and host of the morning show The River on WRSI.

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!