MICHAEL ALEXANDER

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.  

My TATTOOS

This is a portrait of my lovely daughter Sydney Cole Alexander. It was started by someone who I could only describe as a triple murderer; at least he claimed he was. He did a crappy job. Of course I didn’t tell him that. A very talented artist at the Tattoo Factory in Chicago used his skills to save it.

This is a portrait of my lovely daughter Sydney Cole Alexander. It was started by someone who I could only describe as a triple murderer; at least he claimed he was. He did a crappy job. Of course I didn’t tell him that. A very talented artist at the Tattoo Factory in Chicago used his skills to save it.

 

The upper part of the sleeve is an amazing cover up by Quori who transformed a botched tatoo into an amazing Avengers tattoo. A couple of years later I decided that it would be cool if I did the lower part of it entirely in DC heroes.

I’ve been a huge Batman fan since I was a kid. I loved the Dark Knight films. This tattoo is the scene in the Gotham Police Station when the room goes black and Batman emerges behind the Joker. The same artist who saved my daughter’s portrait did this.

I’ve been a huge Batman fan since I was a kid. I loved the Dark Knight films. This tattoo is the scene in the Gotham Police Station when the room goes black and Batman emerges behind the Joker. The same artist who saved my daughter’s portrait did this.

 
This is a tattoo of the stage I first performed on in May of 1985. The Comedy Cottage was located in Rosemont, IL. The likes of Emo Phillips and Arsenio Hall graced that same stage.

This is a tattoo of the stage I first performed on in May of 1985. The Comedy Cottage was located in Rosemont, IL. The likes of Emo Phillips and Arsenio Hall
graced that same stage.

This amazing piece was hand drawn by my favorite tattoo artist Quori Senyon. The black ankle band was a bad idea and the $2,000 and pain to have it removed was not an option. I used “smoke and mirrors” to create an original piece of art using thousands of tiny dots for amazing detail.

This amazing piece was hand drawn by my favorite tattoo artist Quori Senyon. The black ankle band was a bad idea and the $2,000 and pain to have it removed was not an option. I used “smoke and mirrors” to create an original piece of art using thousands of tiny dots for amazing detail.

I’m a big Game of Thrones fan so I thought I’d get a dragon tattooed on my back.  Just kidding.  I just like dragons and wanted one.  It hurt like hell!  Luckily, I was lying on my back and no one saw me crying like a Kardashian with a deflated boob.