Alex's Digital Press kit

Contact Info

Credits

  • Actor
    • Portlandia - Season 3, Season 6
  • Writer
    • Live Wire! Radio
    • The Portland Mercury
    • The Willamette Week
  • Festivals
    • The Brooklyn Comedy Festival
    • The Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland)
    • Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle)
    • Sketchfest (San Francisco)
    • Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans)
    • Podfest NYC (New York)
    • Idaho Laugh Fest (Boise)
    • The Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
  • Creator/Host
    • Read it and Weep podcast
    • The live talk show Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone

Web Profiles

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Short Bio

Alex Falcone is a comedian and writer from Portland, OR. He's a regular on the IFC show Portlandia and has appeared at numerous comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He's written for The Portland Mercury, The Willamette Week, and the public radio show Live Wire, and his work has been quoted in Rolling Stone, VOX, Boing Boing, and been featured on the front page of Reddit. Salt & Straw even named an ice cream flavor after him and it was delicious.

And if that wasn't enough, he's the author of the young adult book Unwrap My Heart about a girl who falls in love with a sexy mummy.

Despite these modest accomplishments, he somehow remains totally down to earth and approachable.


Press

Here's some ink that's been spilled about yours truly.

The Oregonian - Local Late Night Host's Last Show

The Willamette Week - The Funniest Happy Hour In Portland

The Willamette Week - Portland's Funniest 5

Portland Notes - A long Q&A about me and my talk show Late Night Action

The Oregonian - Meet Portland's Jimmy Kimmel

The Portland Monthly - "Four Hot Comedy Acts"

The Portland Monthly - Your Roadmap to Portland Comedy (writeup about my standup show Earthquake Hurricane)

The Willamette Week - Editor's pick, best comedy show (Earthquake Hurricane)

The Portland Mercury - Alex Falcone vs Portland's Manliest Man

Photos

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And here's my acting headshot:

Long Bio

In 2007, Alex Falcone sold the successful video game company he accidentally co-founded to investors in Silicon Valley. Rather than put that money to good use, he decided to focus full time on comedy and he's never looked back. Well, almost never.

Alex's first love in comedy was improv, which he started in high school. He continued through college where he co-founded the group SMASH IMPROV, and after he graduated, he was hired to perform with ComedySportz in Portland. He also trained at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago under the likes of Mic Napier and Susan Messing.

In 2007, Alex co-wrote and acted in a sketch show called TV You Can Heckle and sketch became his second true love. After a well received west coast tour, the show was selected to headline the Newcomers Showcase at Sketchfest in San Francisco. In his hometown of Portland, OR, Alex co-wrote the dark Christmas show "Nightmare on Elf Street" which enjoyed several sold-out performances at the Brody Theater. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as a sketch writer on Live Wire! Radio, the public radio show out of Portland hosted by Luke Burbank.

In 2009 Alex started the podcast Read it and Weep with two friends, in which people pay them to endure the worst books and movies imaginable. The show was featured at the Bumbershoot music and arts festival in Seattle and at Podfest in New York. Podcasting became his other true love.

And then somewhere in there it happened: Alex fell in love with stand up comedy. Even though he'd loved before, nothing grabbed his heart the way stand-up did. As a comic, he's toured extensively and appeared at such renowned festivals as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Sketchfest in SF again, and at Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans. His stand-up also led him to the show he hosts and produces, Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone, a live talk show in the vein of the Tonight Show but focused on the people who make Portland awesome. Hosting a talk show is Alex's true love. Perhaps he just has more capacity for love than most people.

During the day, Alex writes for the aforementioned radio show plus the Portland Mercury where he's penned several cover stories. He's also acted in several commercials and appeared on the IFC show Portlandia. Whew. What a guy.

I know, it seems like a lot of stuff. But that's what you're able to accomplish with Silicon Valley Money (since exhausted).

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