Alex Powers

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 life as a lesbian and the hysterical inner workings of her romantic relationships. She has generated a routine that is heavy on sharp one-liners, laced with well crafted storytelling. Her writing style is a combination of quick punchlines and dry deliveries. People always mistake her for Morgan Murphy (because of the hair) but Alex is far less dry. In fact, Alex is usually wet. 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, Bobby Lee, Brad Williams, Steve Byrne, 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 (FOX, Hulu) in a total of two episodes. Alex moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 and now resides there with her dog and cat. She has starred in several short films and web series while performing stand-up all over the United States.