Live From Las Vegas
Publisher: Uproar Entertainment
Date: February 2017
Duration: 0 hours 48 minutes
Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is. In his own words, "I'm astounded by where material comes from!" He has a natural instinct that allows him to take random ideas and mirror his thoughts into relatable comedy bits for discerning audiences.
Alex Elkin began his professional comedy career in the clubs of Hollywood California in '94 before he was old enough to be allowed in the front door. However his comedy journey started long before then. For as long as he can remember, he knew he wanted to make people laugh. At the tender age of 8, Alex used his natural gift for comedy to detach himself from the daily realities of his home life where his father was battling a serious disease. At school he used comedy to beat the bullies to the punchline, curry favor and avoid being hurt. He listened repeatedly to his father's records of The Smothers Brothers, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, and George Carlin. Before he understood what it meant to be a "Comedian", he knew he wanted to be one. By the time he was 18, he was cracking jokes both on and off the boat while working as a skipper on the Jungle Cruise at the Disneyland Resort.
Alex Elkin has headlined "The Dirty@12:30", the #1 comedy show in Las Vegas; Harvey's in Portland; Reno/Tahoe Comedy Club; Improvs and more. In 2014 and 2015 he produced two cross-country tours. He can also be heard as "Beans" on The Brickwall Comedy Show (#1 Afternoon Radio Show in Eugene Oregon), as well as on All Comedy 1450, a radio station he owns. He worked as a writer/actor/director/producer on the TV show Faces on KLSR FOX-TV. Alex has been on Last Comic Standing, E!'s The Simple Life (Season 5), TNT's LEVERAGE (Season 4 & 5), and on NBC's GRIMM. Most recently he was the winner of the 2016 San Francisco Comedy Festival.
Alex Elkin is a very talented comedian who brings his A-game to every stage he sets foot on.