I’ve been writing funny webpages since 2009. I’m an Editor at Cracked. I’m a WitStream contributor. I also used to work at CollegeHumor and at Jest.
Exhausting and incomplete list of other places I’ve written for: Funny Or Die, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Slacktory, The Bygone Bureau, Paste Magazine, Splitsider, Thought Catalog, Dorkly, The Impersonals, White Whine, SportsPickle, Jukeleft, Cavalier Literary Couture, CampusBasement.
I co-published and wrote a zine called Atheist Letters to Santa in NYC, and had something in another zine called Fortunate Soldier in LA.
I’ve also done digital writing for television, question writing for iPhone games, and “this would be funny yeah?” writing for t-shirts.
I’ll even write you something if you write me at aschmidt47 [at] gmail [dot] com.
You might have seen my sketch comedy writing on Slacktory or Jest or Dollar Pizza or the sketch comedy show I EP’d with college pals. I also produced, directed, and/or acted in many of those sketches.
I’m a playwright and theatrical storyteller. Some pieces:
The American Goldfish Speaks; 5th Annual Triskelion Arts Comedy In Dance Festival (NYC), 2014
Alex Schmidt Does Four Things; ongoing ever-changing solo performance series (NYC), 2013-?
The Incredibly Important Discoverer Of The Cure For Cancer; Syracuse Stage New Playwrights Festival, 2010
Zombiepocalypse; winner of the SU Films Annual Script Contest (Syracuse), 2010
The Heavens; Syracuse Stage New Playwrights Festival, 2008
I’ve also studied with The New York Neo-Futurists, UCBTLA, iO Chicago, and as a Playwriting Minor at the Syracuse University Department of Drama.
I’m a professional GIF animator for Cracked, previously CollegeHumor and Jest. I’ve also done freelance work for sites like Funny Or Die and Slacktory, among others.
I’ve also done branded GIF work for projects like Coffee Town, Bout, and My Dad Is In A Boy Band.
For GIFs I’ve made that I’m particularly proud of, click here.
Say hello if you’re looking for a GIF animator and I can probably help you out.

I’ve done jokes, stories, plays and more in front of people at places like UCB Chelsea/East/Los Angeles, Dixon Place & The Stand & Three of Cups in Manhattan, Triskelion Arts & Videology & The Gutter & Muchmore’s in Brooklyn, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Hollywood Comedy Store, The Hollywood Laugh Factory, “The Tomorrow Show!” at The Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles, The Ice House in Pasadena, and the Irvine Improv in Irvine, CA. I also hosted Soccer Practice, a weekly seasonal open mic at Cafe El Beit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
I’m @AlexSchmidty on Twitter, and I’m a contributor for WitStream, where you can find Twitter’s funniest people in one finely curated place.
My Tumblr name is ohmygodwaytoolong. I made pretty much everything that’s there. I also often blog for Cracked.

My name is Alex Schmidt. Some people call me “Schmidty”.
I’m a writer, performer, Internetter, and the person who put this website together.
I live in Los Angeles and I’ve got loads of personality. Say hi and find out all about it.
Contact: aschmidt47 [at] gmail [dot] com