Alex Falcone is a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. He’s been on the IFC show Portlandia a handful of times and he’s appeared at bunch of comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. His writing has been quoted in Rolling Stone, VOX, Boing Boing, and been featured on the front page of Reddit multiple times. In early 2017, he published his debut novel, a young adult romance called Unwrap My Heart about a girl who falls in love with a sexy mummy. Publisher’s Weekly called it “unfortunate.”
And one time, Salt & Straw even named an ice cream flavor after him (“Falcognac”) and it was delicious. Despite these modest accomplishments, he’s somehow remained totally down to earth and approachable.
Alex Falcone grew in a pothole in the Sierra Nevada mountains called Reno. He showed very little aptitude for sports but some for the card arts, spending his high school years studying poker and pool hustling which became his primary income sources in college. He was briefly a competitive bowler, culminating in winning the Walla Walla Valley Bowling Association championship in 2007.
After graduating with a very wasteful degree in Philosophy, he founded a small video game company which he later sold to investors in Silicon Valley. He decided, wisely, to invest all his profit from that sale in improv classes including training at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago under the likes of Mic Napier and Susan Messing.
He turned away from a lucrative career to dabble in sketch comedy, writing and producing two successful shows and being hired as a sketch writer for the public radio show Live Wire! Radio.
Somewhere around 2011 he tried standup for the first time and it went well enough that he gave up basically everything else he’s ever done to focus on that, touring extensively, performing at countless festivals, and consistently being named one of the top 10 funniest people in Portland but not the top 3.
Other career highlights include:
I know! What an incredible guy.