Alex Kumin's bold and whip smart standup delights crowds across the city of Chicago and around the US. She is an alumni of the nation's longest running independent standup comedy showcase, The Lincoln Lodge, through which she also teaches Chicago's favorite all-female standup class, Feminine Comique. Her monthly showcase, Diamond Comedy Hour, takes place at the Chicago Laugh Factory on the first Friday of the month, featuring the premiere female comedians in the city and beyond. She has had the pleasure of working with Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Tom Green, Rory Scovel, The Lucas Brothers, Aparna Nancherla, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jen Kirkman, and Todd Barry, among others and was selected as one of eight comedians at Gilda's Laughfest - Best of the Midwest Competition 2017. She made her television debut on WCIU's "Chicago's One Night Standup" and has appeared in NBC Universal's Breakout Festival ('16, '17, ‘18), Limestone Comedy Festival, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest and The Chicago Comedy Exposition. In 2016 she was named a comic to watch by Timeout Chicago and was one of Chicago Reader's standout comedians of the year. She has been featured in Chicago Magazine as a comedian with "unapologetic honesty", as she tackles heavy hitting social issues like gender inequality and thigh chaffing.
"Chicago Women's Funny Fest Perfectly Presents Comedy In All Its Forms" - Rebellious Magazine, June 2017
"Feminine Comique gives women the basics to navigate Chicago's open mic scene" - Timeout Chicago, May 2017
"Chi-Town Comedy Chat: Alex Kumin Shares Strength Through Standup" - Rebellious Magazine, March 2017
"Five Chicago comedians to look out for" - Timeout Chicago, December 2016
"2016 was the year of women in comedy" - Chicago Reader, December 2016
"Meet the new cast of the Lincoln Lodge" - Chicago Reader, September 2016
"Chicago comedians pick their favorite local comics" - Chicago Magazine, January 2015