Who We Are

Garlic Jackson picks the ripest New York TV writers and comics, then smashes them to perfection in smart, fast-paced sketch comedy guaranteed to make your mouth drool.

ZackBornstein_Headshot1Zack Bornstein is a Segment Director (DGA) at Jimmy Kimmel Live and Creator of Garlic Jackson Comedy. Zack’s comedy has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, VH1, MTV, Bravo, Fuse TV, USA Today, FunnyOrDie, and College Humor. Birthed in Seattle, Zack studied Neuroscience at Brown U. and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar Finalist. Contact BornsteinZack@gmail.com or Jonathan Levy at UTA (LevyJ@unitedtalent.com).


51936_1263208825020_4770282_oAdam Wagner is a comedy writer and producer who has written jokes for Tru TV’s Impractical Jokers and Collegehumor’s “Prank News Network,” and whose sketches have been featured on Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, MTVU, FunnyorDie, Huffington Post, Jezebel, TIME, and scores of other happening websites. Adam’s sitcom pilot script “FACT:” was selected as a top 25 finalist in the FOX Comedy Script Contest, and a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival Teleplay Competiton. Since graduating from Brown in 2011, he has worked on comedy productions all over New York City, from The Onion News Network to The Late Show with David Letterman to Collegehumor. He currently writes and produces videos for the Youtube network ‘The Whistle,’ and is stoked to perform every month with Garlic Jackson at the PIT theater in NYC.

Weinrib HeadshotAdam Weinrib has studied and performed comedy since Middle School, when he joined a local improv troupe and training center in his hometown of Croton-on-Hudson, NY. He’s since trained at Kevin Allison’s Storytelling Studio, Second City’s New York summer program, and the UCB training center. While at Brown, he spent three years as a writer and performer for Out of Bounds Sketch Comedy, performed monthly with the Brown Standup Comics, and was a senior staff writer for the satirical paper The Brown Noser before graduating in Spring 2012. Post-graduation, he’s worked with Kevin Allison’s Risk Comedy, and associate produced sports documentaries in the “30 for 30” series for ESPN, in addition to writing, filming, and performing sketch comedy around the city.

photoLauren Ireland is a recent NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama grad. You can see her perform at UCBNY/the PIT NYC with Pop Roulette, Garlic Jackson, Chess Club Comedy, and Fonda. You might have seen her featured on Huffington Post Comedy, CollegeHumor,  Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, Time, and Elite Daily.



Callegari_Anna_129_ret2(1)Anna Callegari, a UCB writer and performer since 2007, was raised in Chicago and graduated from NYU.  She and Jon Bershad created the web series “The Kindly Midwesterner,”about nice midwesterners who kill people, which was released by Official Comedy.  Anna also loves writing and performing songs with Doug Widick, you can see them on Forklift Comedy. Anna can be seen at Cage Match as Bitsy Bradford on the UCBW. She also co-hosts B.Y.O.T at the UCBeast every Monday night.

Stone_Caralyn_545_xretCaralyn Stone is a Canadian born, New York based Actor & UCB trained improviser. She tries to keep sane by writing sketches and webseries (www.youtube.com/caralynstone). Dont worry, if laughter isnt your thing she’s sure to move you and bring you to tears with her dramatic performance. Caralyn believes that the perfect woman is embodied by one Elaine Benes (of Seinfeld). While the Kate Hudson resemblance is uncanny, Caralyn’s boobs are in fact real.


SAM2Sam Klemmer is a writer and performer from Boston who has been making people laugh since his Uncle Tim’s 50th birthday party ten years ago.  He has studied improv and sketch at Second City Chicago and UCB NY as well as stand up at Broadway Comedy Club.  At Syracuse University he won the Citrus TV Entertainer of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011 for his work hosting sketch comedy show, Syracuse After Hours, to which he often received tepid applause.  You can see Sam online in sketches by College Humor, TriBeCa, and Official Comedy, performing at the PIT with sketch group Garlic Jackson, and standing up in comedy clubs around the city.  Happy 60th Uncle Tim, you’re the best.

WillHEADSHOT5Will Tempfer, is a rare left-handed-non-mormon-twin from Salt Lake City, Utah, and a 2012 grad from The Savannah College of Art and Design. While in college his writing was featured in 10-minute play festivals and his one act play “The Horror”, was a finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He one day dreams of owning shelves, but in the meantime, he works at The Late Show with David Letterman by day, and writes and performs with Garlic Jackson at night. His work has been featured on various internet publications including: The Huffington post, USA Today, VH1, Buzzfeed, The Today Show, the Tosh.0 blog, and more.


LukeKelly-ClyneLuke Kelly-Clyne has written, produced, and performed content for Disney, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, MTV, Gawker, Bloomberg TV, Huffington Post Comedy, ABC’s “Nightline,” Tribeca Film, Maker Studios, Splitsider, College Humor, McSweeney’s, Funny or Die, Tom Snyder’s “Explosion Bus” starring Jonathan Katz, and lots of other great places.He is a writer and Manager of Branded Entertainment at College Humor, a writer/producer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and UCBComedy.com, a writer and executive producer for Tribeca Film and Maker Studios’ “Remix the Movies,” a consulting writer/producer/on-air contributor for ABC’s “The Lookout,” and performs standup comedy at major venues throughout New York City, including Gotham and Broadway Comedy Club.


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