Hi, I'm Alex Schmidt.

I'm a writer and comedian and Internet thing-maker.


I believe in using the time of total strangers as well as possible.


Fun breaking 2020 news: I created an emoji! With help from friends and loved ones, I proposed the bison emoji to Unicode (the world governing body for the emoji set). You can read the proposal here. Unicode accepted it. The bison emoji rolls out to world keyboards this year.

I’m the host & producer of The Cracked Podcast. It's an internationally popular comedy podcast. We've done live episodes all over the United States, plus London. I also created & co-hosted the #1 Kurt Vonnegut podcast.

I contribute comedy to The New Yorker, and wrote comedy for The Onion, BBC America, Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, The American Bystander and lots more places. Here are some highlights.

Right now I'm focused on large writing & podcasting projects. E-mail me to see my prize-winning TV comedy scripts. This calendar has my dates for stand-up, live podcasts, and other comedy shows. Also I'm a creative consultant on Joel Samataro & Cole Bruns's fantastic stand-up show Game Over Comedy.

I am a 4-Time Jeopardy! Champion. Yes, Alex Trebek was everything I hoped he'd be. No, I cannot lend you any of the money. E-mail me to ask further questions.


"Hey Alex, what are additional fun things about you?”

I’ve written digital jokes for television, rehearsed scenes with Malcolm McDowell, and created the only fun e-mail newsletter in Internet history.

"Hey Alex, I need your headshot, for a comedy show poster or something.”

Sure, here it is.

“Hey Alex, I need to get in touch with you.”

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.