"Alex Powers is, perhaps, the funniest lesbian, jewish-ish, female comic to EVER move from Baltimore to Los Angeles..."
Alex Powers is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer from Baltimore, MD. As a comic, she has been described as a "pervy, middle-aged man trapped in the body of a cute lesbian." Her stand-up has been characterized as edgy, unpredictable, and remarkably smart.
She hilariously uses irony in addressing issues of racism, sexism, and other social turmoils. Much of her material focuses on lesbian life and the hysterical inner workings of her romantic relationships. Her writing style is a combination of quick punchlines and dry deliveries. Over the years, she has generated a routine that is heavy on sharp one-liners and laced with well crafted storytelling.
Alex has performed regularly with Carlos Mencia (HBO, Comedy Central) and Pablo Francisco (MADtv, The Tonight Show) all over North America, from The Improv in Hollywood to Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Alex has also performed with Russell Peters, Jeff Garlin, Bobby Lee, Brad Williams, Jamie Kennedy, Maria Bamford, and Bobcat Goldthwait to name a few. She was a finalist for the 2016 Martin Grant (lost to a white guy) and, in 2017, she appeared on season 3 of Laughs in a total of two episodes. They originally aired on FOX and can currently be seen on Hulu. Try Not To Laugh: Alex Powers - a compilation of her stand-up - is now available on Amazon.
Alex moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 and now resides there with her dog and cat, both of whom are sober. She has starred in several short films and web series while performing stand-up all over the United States and abroad.