Zack Peter is a writer, comedian, health activist, and advocate for autism. 

 

Zack Peter is the host of the weekly iTunes podcast, #NoFilter with Zack Peter. As a writer, he has published a total of four books, including the collection of humor essays, When Life Hands You Lemons... Throw Them At People and memoir, A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism. He is currently a contributor for POPSUGAR, weekly host on AfterBuzz TV, and producer of the upcoming documentary, Sibling Warrior: Healing My Brother's Autism.

As a comic, he has traveled around the country performing stand-up at comedy clubs, including the world-famous Hollywood Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. 

In 2017, he became the Associate Director of Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy's non-profit organization offering hope and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism. He has been with the foundation for over 7 years.

His accolades include being named one of 2009's Teens That Inspire by Examiner.com, being awarded Outstanding Youth Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and a two-time WEGO Health nomination for the Hilarious Health Activist award. 

 

 

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Writer

 

published works

  • Saving Deets!: A Family's Journey with Autism (2009, 2010) - Trafford Publishing
  • Charity Bites!: The Untold Stories of the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Autism Activism (2011) - Lulu
  • When Life Hands You Lemons...Throw Them At People! (2012) - Lulu
  • A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism (2014) - Skyhorse Publishing

CONTRIBUTING WRITER 


Comedian

 

Live 

  • The Laugh Factory (Hollywood, CA))
  • The Comedy Store (Hollywood, CA) 
  • The Ice House (Pasadena, CA)
  • Gotham Comedy Club (New York City, NY) 
  • Laugh Now for Autism comedy tour (national) 
  • Amongst others

tv, radio, film, WEB

  • Prank My Mom (Lifetime) - 2012 (1 episode)
  • Just Plain Ridiculous with Zack & Ry (YouTube) - 2012-2013 (2 seasons)
  • #NoFilter with Zack Peter (iTunes)  - 2015-Present 
  • Sibling Warrior:  Healing My Brother's Autism (2017) - Post-production 
  • AfterBuzz TV Host - 2017-Present

Activist

fundraising 

Zack supports the autism community through his fundraising efforts and close relationship with Generation Rescue

  • Play Now for Autism: Sports Fundraising Event Series - Founder, Event Chair (2009-2011) 
  • Laugh Now for Autism: Stand-Up Comedy Tour - Host, Comic (2011-2012) 
  • Rock Now for Autism: Benefit Concert - Host, Event Chair (2013) 
  • LA Popup Party - Host, Event Chair (2016)
  • AUTISM AWARENESS by Zack clothing label (2010) 

Speaking engagements 

  • The Autism Education Summit (Dallas, TX) 
  • AutismOne (Chicago, IL)
  • Love Beauty Wellness Festival (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • National Autism Association Conference (St. Pete Beach, FL) 
  • USAAA Conference (Portland, OR)
  • Amongst other local and national events and support groups