Michael Alexander, founder of Funny Since 1985 Productions, is a 30-year veteran in stand-up as a performer, writer, producer and instructor. His passion and talent for comedic writing was channeled as staff writer for The Arsenio Hall Show and freelance writing gigs for:
- The New Arsenio Hall Show
- George Lopez and
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
As a stand-up performer, Michael has opened for Chicago, Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson and appeared on A&E's An Evening at th Improv and numerous times on the Bob and Tom Show. He was a regular performer at Zanies Comedy Clubs, The Improv, and The Laugh Factory, to name a few.
Michael has taught stand-up comedy at The Improv, The Annoyance Theater, The Chicago Portfolio School, and Energy BBDO. He is currently producing a short film for Zanies Comedy Club’s 40th anniversary, and is the director and executive producer of a stand-up comedy documentary titled: Laugh Till You’re Winded.