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ALEX NUSSBAUM

Now based in Los Angeles, in the not too distant past, Alex Nussbaum made his living in Toronto by designing characters and locations for such animated television programs as Bob & Margaret, Franklin the Turtle, and The Magic School Bus. Drawing by day and joking by night. Much like a superhero, if you will. Please do. Deciding that it was time for a change, he resolved to make an honest woman of stand-up and elevated his part-time commitment to full-time status. Soon after, Alex rose to the top of the Canadian comedy scene, confirmed by his 2004 Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Male Standup as well as being chosen #1 Comedy Show of 2006 by Now Magazine, Toronto’s chronicler of the comedy scene.

As a stand-up comic, his uniquely silly yet clever style has a universal appeal which prompted Now Magazine to ask, “Why isn’t Alex Nussbaum a star?” Alex's mother and landlord are both inclined to agree.

At one point, the Canada TV People gave him his own hour-long nationally televised Comedy Now stand-up special for CTV and The Comedy Network. He also happened to appear on ABC Family Channel's This Time Around, CTV/Spike TV's Comedy Inc., CBC's The Sean Cullen Show, he’s a regular favorite on Much Music’s very popular, Video on Trial, and had been duly rewarded with a recurring character role on Toronto ONE's The Toronto Show. Alex will also make smash appearances in the CBC miniseries, The Trojan Horse, and the pilot The Dead Beats, not to mention a film produced by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, entitled It’s a Boy Girl Thing. Alex looks forward to some fresh new American credits.

As well as touring regularly as a stand-up comedian, Alex also spends his time writing on animated programs including Untalkative Bunny, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Ruby Gloom, Total Drama Island, Racer Dogs and Nickelodeon’s 6teen. Also, let's not forget that he wrote a few sketches for CTV/Spike TV's Comedy Inc. Currently, Alex is in the process of presenting a couple of screenplays as well as TV animation pitches that he co-wrote. It’s good to keep busy.

Alex has appeared numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal - mind you, not against his will. His involvement in the Homegrown Competition got the attention of The Hollywood Reporter who named him as a “face to watch”. He has since noticed people watching his face. Alex has also performed at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival and returned to Just for Laughs to tape a Gala show hosted by Jim Belushi that aired on TV around the globe. Most recently, Alex was invited to perform at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and has become a regular at the Hollywood Improv, thank goodness.

"Certifiably Hilarious"
TORONTO SUN

“He's always been a nimble physical comic... but his act has matured and gone to astonishing places. Nussbaum can find the funny in seemingly incongruous things. He's stand-up comedy's great lateral thinker... He's like a 3-D human cartoon, something that should make him a natural to graduate to TV and film."
NOW MAGAZINE Toronto

“I’m not much of a laugher, which may be odd for a comedy reviewer… Still, about once a decade I’m good for a bout of giggles I can’t stop…. The routine gave my face a real workout. Laughing hurts. At least it can rest for another 10 years.”
THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

"...intelligent and very funny stand-up comedy by someone who really knows where he is going and can take you to the unexpected places with even the most mundane material..."
SERIOUSCOMEDY.COM

"Alex Nussbaum will likely have his own TV show one day. His comedy has that perfect mix of intelligence, physicality and universality that generally translates into huge popularity."
JEWISH INDEPENDENT

"Face to watch"
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER