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.


Want to know what I'm doing after Cracked? Good news: I'm making my very own podcast! It's called Secretly Incredibly Fascinating. Subscribe HERE and find out all about it HERE.

I'm a podcaster! I co-created & co-hosted the #1 Kurt Vonnegut podcast. I made the podcast miniseries 1 Way To Make An Emoji. I also hosted & produced about 150 episodes of The Cracked Podcast. It was an internationally popular comedy podcast on the Earwolf network. We did live episodes all over the United States, plus London.

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). They approved the proposal. The bison emoji rolls out to world device keyboards this year. You can read the proposal here. And you can listen to my podcast miniseries about the experience.

I'm a comedy writer! I contribute that 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'm 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.