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Zach Sherwin
Zach Sherwin
Actor information
Full name Zachary James Sherwin
Nickname(s) Zach
MC Mr. Napkins (formerly)
Z-Styles (formerly)
Zach the Ripper (formerly)
Born July 1, 1980 (age 44)
Cleveland, Ohio
YouTube Channel MCMrNapkins (formerly)
Zach Sherwin
Physical description
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Appearance information
Appeared in Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who
Batman vs Sherlock Holmes
Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge
Stephen King vs Edgar Allan Poe
Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters
Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers
Jim Henson vs Stan Lee
Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible
Tony Hawk vs Wayne Gretzky
John Wick vs John Rambo vs John McClane
As Albert Einstein
Doc Brown
Sherlock Holmes
Ebenezer Scrooge
Stephen King
Egon Spengler
Walt Disney
Alexander the Great
Wayne Gretzky
John Wick
Dis Raps For Hire
Appeared in Nelson, Mark, Steven and Lucas
As Himself
Role on the production
Duration Since Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking
As Writer

Zach Sherwin, formerly known as MC Mr. Napkins, has portrayed numerous characters in Epic Rap Battles of History. He also appeared as a guest rapper in the Dis Raps For Hire episode "Nelson, Mark, Steven and Lucas".

Information on the actor

Zachary James "Zach" Sherwin, formerly known under the alias MC Mr. Napkins, was born on July 1, 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a YouTuber, rapper, writer, comedian, and member of the Epic Rap Battles of History crew. He has helped Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD with the writing of the battles since his first appearance in Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking. He later went on to become a frequent rapper for the series.

Sherwin is Jewish and his mother is a rabbi. He grew up in Cincinnati and took debate in high school, which he credited for delving into hip hop. He graduated from Brandeis University.[1]

He has his own YouTube channel, which consists of music videos of his raps. His rap style mainly includes comedic takes on different subjects and clever wordplay. His website can be found here. On November 29th, 2010 – under his retired name, MC Mr. Napkins – he released his first album, titled MC Mr. Napkins: The Album. On June 9th, 2015, Sherwin released his sophomore album, titled Rap!.

He has also written for the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, contributing raps for songs including "JAP Battle" and "I Give Good Parent".



Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:

Season 4:

Season 5:

Season 7:

Dis Raps For Hire:

Season 2:

  • Himself

Awards and nominations

Awards and Nominations for Zach Sherwin
Year Award Show Category Result Recipient(s)
2014 4th Streamy Awards Best Writing Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2015 5th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2016 6th Streamy Awards Best Collaboration Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Meghan Tonjes, Mike Betette, and Zach Sherwin
Best Writing Nominated EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2019 9th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin


  • Sherwin was originally intended to be a main actor in the series, along with Peter and Lloyd, until Dave McCary changed the idea, and he became a recurring rapper and writer.
  • Originally, he had the stage name "MC Mr. Napkins," but dropped it and is now known as simply Zach Sherwin. However, he is still mainly credited as MC Mr. Napkins in the descriptions of earlier installments.
  • Alongside Timothy DeLaGhetto, George Watsky, Key & Peele, DeStorm Power, Rhett & Link, Kimmy Gatewood, Dan Bull and Wax, he is one of the guest stars to have a rapping role in more than one season.
    • He is also the only guest to have a rapping role in more than 3 seasons, appearing in all but Season 6.
  • He is the first guest rapper in Dis Raps For Hire.
  • Series writer Mike Betette stated on the ERB Wiki chat that Sherwin was "the best" person at wordplay.
  • During the Off the Top event, he and Lloyd were in the rap battle skit and performed improvised rap battles such as Jeffrey Dahmer vs Bambi, Steven Spielberg vs Michael Bay, and Ben Franklin vs Doctor Octopus, with Sherwin as Dahmer, Bay, and Doctor Octopus.[2]
  • He is the first guest rapper to appear in the premiere and the finale of the same season.
  • Season 1 is the only season where he has only one role.
  • He has the most appearances out of all other guests.
  • He co-wrote several tracks on Lloyd's web series Epic Studios.
  • In season 2, he became the first guest to rap in two battles in a season.
    • Later, in season 4, he became the first guest to rap in three battles in a season.


Main article: Zach Sherwin/Gallery

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