The Crossword Show w. Zach Sherwin at The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA 01060)

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Signature Sounds Presents: The Crossword Show w. Zach Sherwin at The Parlor Room DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM. TICKETS ON SALE NOW: $15/Adv, $20/Door THE CROSSWORD SHOW WITH ZACH SHERWIN The Crossword Show is a comedy show hosted by Zach Sherwin (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Epic Rap Battles of History”), in which a “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”-style panel of entertainers solves a crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a giant screen so the audience can follow along. Each time the solvers decipher a clue, Zach launches the show down a rabbit hole that’s somehow related to the answer word, with the help of a multimedia slide presentation and lots of comedy, wordplay, and pop-culture trivia. There’s also a musical element: while the clues work like those in a normal crossword puzzle, they also happen to be rhyming hip-hop lyrics. There’s an “Across Clues” and a “Down Clues” rap over the course of the show, and the grand finale is one last number whose lyrics incorporate all of the puzzle’s answer words. You’ll laugh, you’ll be dazzled by the web of connections and callbacks, and you’ll even leave feeling like you learned something. Also: you absolutely don’t need to be a crossword enthusiast to enjoy this unique, mind-expanding, and joyful experience! For more information, please visit