bio

Alex Kumin's bold and socially conscious 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 premiere all-female standup class, Feminine Comique.  She runs a showcase at the Chicago Laugh Factory on the last Friday of the month, featuring the best and freshest comedic voices in the city.  She has opened for Rory Scovel, Aparna Nancherla, Jen Kirkman, Kyle Kinane, 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 and '17), 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.  

 

Buzz

"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

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago "Hometown Hero" 2016 (video below) 

"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

YWCA Hometown Heroes 2016