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 am Head Of Podcasting for Cracked.com, and the host of Earwolf’s The Cracked Podcast. I also make sketch comedy, original YouTube shows, and columns read by millions for Cracked. Before that I wrote comedy for 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. I also do live sketch comedy every month, with my Pack Theater house team Gunslinger. 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 to get in touch with you.”

Yeah sure great! 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.