Alex In The Press:
Alex Barnett was born in Brooklyn and was quickly deported to Long Island where he was raised by his parents in an overprotective shell. After peaking academically in high school, Alex meandered through an Ivy League college, law school and a legal career only to realize that his true gift was in making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof), and his relationship issues — particularly his difficulties with compromise and the challenges he and his wife face as an interracial couple and parents of a biracial baby.
Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country including: Bananas Comedy Club; Broadway Comedy Club; The Brokerage Comedy Club; Catch A Rising Star; Cobb’s Comedy Club; Dangerfield’s; The DC Improv; Gotham Comedy Club; Governor’s Comedy Club; Helium Comedy Club; Hofstra Law School; The Hollywood Improv; Laughing Skull Lounge; McGuire’s Comedy Club; New York Comedy Club; Stand Up New York Comedy Club; Joker’s Wild; Harvard University and Harvard Law School; Pace Law School; The University of Pennyslvania Law School; Penn State University (Harrisburg Campus); The Punchline in Atlanta; Seattle’s Comedy Underground; Vanderbilt Law School; and Zanie’s (Chicago and Nashville). He has been featured on Sirius/XM’s “Raw Dog Comedy” Morning Show and on NYC-TV as well as in CNN.com and The Wall Street Journal. In April 2011, he won the 12th Annual Laugh-Off sponsored by Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ).
In addition to his stand-up performances, Alex is a writer. He wrote a monthly column about career transition for Lawyerist.com, and he chronicled his own transition from law to comedy in a series of regularly-occurring columns in The New York Daily News “Money” section. He also writes a monthly humor column for the online webzine, The Coil Review. His comedic short story “Lola’s Christmas Gift” was published in the 2008 issue of the literary journal, The Westchester Review.
In his off hours, spends as much time as he can with his wife and their infant son, Ivan, and they pretend to enjoy his company.