Warm, smiling, and upbeat, comedian Alex Barnett's goal is to make sure that every member of the audience goes home and says to their friends, "I wish you had been there."
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alex was quickly deported to suburban Long Island where he was raised by his parents in an overprotective shell. After peaking academically in high school, Alex meandered through an Ivy League college, law school and a legal career only to realize that his true gift was in making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof), marriage, and other topics too numerous to mention or otherwise insulting to family and friends.
As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 4 year-old, Biracial son, he focuses his attention on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).
He has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country, and he has appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio's “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC's EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and
Alex also is the co-founder and co-producer of The Dads of Comedy, the Jewish Fathers Comedy Tour, The Diversity Show, Glass Half Full Comedy, The Manhattan Show, and Post-Grad Comedy, all of which are regularly-occurring shows at NYC's Gotham Comedy Club.
In his off hours, he spends as much time as he can with his wife and their son, Ivan, and they pretend to enjoy his company.