Humble listener. Detailed observer. Bearded optimist.
Hi! My name is Alex Simmons. I'm an improviser, comedic writer, and a professional copy editor. Yes it's a very exciting life!
I've been studying at the UCB training center since 2014, and I've worked with with some of the greatest, nicest people on earth: Chelsea Clarke, Zack Willis, Ben Rameaka, Kate Riley, along with practices/workshops with Brandon Gardner, Ari Voukydis, Amanda Dieli, Connor Ratliff, Langan Kingsley, David Siegel, Don Fanelli, Jake "The Myth" Smith, and Hal Phillips.
Improv has been one of the strongest writing tools I've ever worked with. It forces me to intellectually think in the moment, on my feet, with no prior notice, and use those thoughts to cohesively carry out a scene or idea with another individual who also has no idea what's happening. There is no procrastination when it comes to improv, and since procrastination is my KRYPTONITE, improv is my HOLY WATER (is that how Superman works?).
Performing has helped me overcome anxiety and stage fright, so I hope to continue with this hobby for years to come. Making those around me laugh is the greatest feeling in the world, and i will never forget that. I can't wait to see where improv takes me as a writer and a performer.
Dream job would be working in television as a writer, writer's assistant, actor, funny guy, dumb guy in commercials, etc.
Backup career will always be beard model. Anyone?