Hi, I'm Alex Schmidt.

I'm a writer and comedian and Internet thing-maker in Los Angeles.


I believe in using the time of total strangers as well as possible.


I’m the host of Earwolf’s The Cracked Podcast. Additionally I've made columns, sketch comedy, and original YouTube shows for Cracked read/watched by tens of millions of people. And I've written comedy for The New Yorker, BBC America, The Onion, Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, My Damn Channel, McSweeney's, and more fun places. Here are some highlights.

I host the Kurt Vonneguys podcast with Michael Swaim! It launched as a Top 10 Comedy podcast on iTunes, and it’s a fun, digressive trip through the Kurt Vonnegut canon. Hear it here!

I do live stand-up comedy every week, in LA or on the road. Until recently I hosted a monthly stand-up showcase at Nerdmelt. I also do live sketch comedy every month at The Pack Theater. For show dates, check out my calendar.


"Hey Alex, what are additional fun things about you?”

I’ve written digital jokes for television, published a zine for atheist Santa fans, read lines with Malcolm McDowell, and created the only fun e-mail newsletter in Internet history.

"Hey Alex, I need your headshot, for a comedy show poster or something.”

Sure, here it is.

“Hey Alex, I need to get in touch with you.”

E-mail me at aschmidt47 [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Hey Alex, I wanna see a funny thing right this second.”

Cool, man. Here's my favorite joke about dinosaurs.