Ted Alexandro

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Ted Alexandro
Birth nameEdward Alexandro
Born (1969-01-26) January 26, 1969 (age 49)
Bellerose, Queens, New York, U.S.
Years activeMay 1992 – present[1]
GenresObservational comedy

Edward "Ted" Alexandro (born January 26, 1969) is a stand-up comedian[2] from New York City. He has appeared on most late night talk shows and has had his own half-hour specials on Comedy Central.


Alexandro is a Bellerose, Queens, New York native who attended St. Francis Preparatory School and then the City College of New York and majored in music with a concentration in jazz piano. His mom was a stay-at-home mother, raising five kids.[3] She taught high school religion, health and sex education. He later transferred to Queens College where he obtained a Masters in elementary education. Upon graduating, he taught elementary school music for five years while also performing comedy at night. Since then, Alexandro has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Dr. Katz, The Rob and Joe Show and two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. He has also appeared on "Oz", "Louie" and "Inside Amy Schumer". He appeared as himself on the HBO series Entourage, being managed by Turtle for two episodes.

Time Out NY listed Ted as one of 21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins,[4] "As a comic, Ted Alexandro is a New York fixture as firm as bedrock. His high-minded, cogitative approach to comedy is equally effective whether he’s scrutinizing President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize or expounding on the art of speaking fake Chinese."

In a career spanning over twenty years he has opened for Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, Louis C.K., Lewis Black, Craig Ferguson, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers.

Ted was one of the founders of The New York Comedians Coalition, which raised the pay for comedians in NYC comedy clubs.

He has been very active with the Occupy Wall Street movement [5] and he is one of the founders of Occupy Astoria Long Island City.[6]

His latest project is the comedy web series Teachers Lounge [7] which he is independently producing and writing with his partner and co-star Hollis James, and which will be starring Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell, Judah Friedlander, Jim Norton, Judy Gold, Todd Barry, Rachel Feinstein, Michael Che, and musician Ted Leo as teachers hanging out in the teachers lounge of an elementary school. In 2014 Teachers Lounge won two Cynopsis Digital Media Awards: Best New Comedy Web Series and Jim Gaffigan for Best Guest Appearance in a Comedy Web Series.[8]


  1. ^ "Holy Taco Interviews Comedian Ted Alexandro". Holy Taco. 2011-05-19.
  2. ^ McKinley, Jesse (December 22, 2004). "A Comedians' Union? Imagine the Meetings". New York Times. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  3. ^ medium.com
  4. ^ timeout.com
  5. ^ occupywallst.org
  6. ^ occupyastorialic.org
  7. ^ kickstarter.com
  8. ^ "Cynopsis Media Award for Teachers Lounge"

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