Now living in Los Angeles, Alex Nussbaum used to make his living in Toronto by designing characters and locations for such animated television programs as the Ace Ventura TV Series , 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 Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Male Stand up 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. He continues to tour, performing his standup act across North America, and his comedy CD Absolutely Free!* can be heard in regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio's Raw Dog Comedy channel and XM's Laugh Attack.
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 CBC's The Sean Cullen Show, ABC Family Channel's This Time Around, CTV's Comedy Inc., Much Music’s very popular, Video on Trial, and some film called It's a Boy Girl Thing produced by Elton John. Go figure.
When not performing, Alex writes for a number of animated shows, including Cartoon Network's highly rated Total Drama Island and 6teen.
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 televised Gala hosted by Jim Belushi.
In the new year, Alex can be heard providing the voice of "Big Nose" in MGM's upcoming Pink Panther and Pals cartoon series for the Cartoon Network. In addition, he's lent his versatile voice to over a dozen supporting voices for The Ant and the Aardvark part of the series (thems being the "Pals"). His regular speaking voice is fairly sexy, if you ask him.
Alex Nussbaum's Upcoming Shows