May 11, 2018


Zach and Kristin is the project of Washington, DC comedians Zach Mason and Kristin O’Brien. Using writing and improv, this duo has produced multiple stage shows and video sketches while somehow remaining best friends. 

Stage Shows

Want and Need (July 2019 – August 2019)

Zach and Kristin Will Make You an Evening with Zach and Kristin (February 2019)

Zach and Kristin Will Make You Feel Like Our Special Beautiful Child (We Are Now Your Parents) (October 2018)

Zach and Kristin Will Make You Slumber Party (August 2018 – January 2019)

Zach and Kristin Will Make You Cry (April 2018 – July 2018)


Unfinished Business (2018)

Bad Cops (2017)

Individual Bios

Zach Mason is a Washington, DC comedian who has studied performance and writing under Annie Barry, JC Calcerano, Ali Farahnakian, Will Hines, Kevin Mullaney, Beth Newell, Sarah Pappalardo and many more. He was a founding member of the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) Harold team Diviglio. Zach has performed in New York as part of the Del Close Marathon and at the Kennedy Center as part of WIT’s Unpaged to Stage show.  He hosts the podcast Like Yes and is the co-director―with Lura Barber―of the WIT special project show In Lieu of Flowers.

Kristin O’Brien is a Washington, DC based comedy writer and performer who studied improv under Caroline Pettit, Kate Symes, Alex Bellisle, Jaime Moyer, Patrick Noth, and many more. She formerly performed with the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) Harold team Diviglio.  She is currently performing with, and a founding member of, the indie improv team The Quitters. The Quitters have played Charm City Comedy Festival (Baltimore), Baltimore Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon (NYC), and SteelStacks (PA) for the last three years. The Quitters perform regularly in DC at The Unified Scene Theater, Source, and Highwood Theater. She is currently stage manager for the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) special project show In Lieu of Flowers.