bio

Alex Kumin's bold and socially conscious standup delights crowds across the city of Chicago and around the US.  She is a cast member of the longest running independent standup comedy showcase in the country, The Lincoln Lodge, where she performs weekly.  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.   She is also the instructor of the popular all-female comedy class "Feminine Comique", founded by Chicago alumni Cameron Esposito in 2008.  Outside of comedy, Kumin was recently honored as a "Hometown Hero" at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Leader Luncheon, see her contributions in the video below!

 

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

"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