Alex Schmidt is a comedy writer, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. He’s written sketch & digital comedy for The New Yorker, The Onion, CollegeHumor, Funny Or Die, and more fine institutions. He’s staffed at, where he’s written dozens of original comedy sketches, along with creating and writing multiple narrative online series. Alex’s narrative writing has also appeared on BBC America & in the finals of scriptwriting competitions. When not scribbling, Alex hosts Earwolf’s “The Cracked Podcast”, and guests on comedy podcasts like “Fake The Nation”, “Unpopular Opinion”, “Probably Science”, “Who Charted” and more. Alex is also a creative consultant on the stand-up show “Game Over Comedy” at LA’s The Clubhouse, a writer/performer at LA’s The Pack Theater, and a former Brookfield, Illinois zoo tour guide.