About Alexa Albanese (she/her)
Alexa received her Bachelor of Arts from Emmanuel College in Theater Arts and English: Writing, Editing, & Publishing. She got her start in sketch comedy by performing in seasonal revues at ImprovBoston, and was a member of the Boston-based sketch troupe, SUZZY. In March 2019, she premiered her own comedy-variety show, “Alexa...play something funny," which has been featured in ImprovBoston's Best of Boston Sketch, The People's Improv Theater's Solocom, and Comedic Pursuits DC's District Queer Comedy festivals.
"Alexa...play something funny" debuted several virtual comedy specials during the COVID-19 shutdown, all of which can be found under the "Media" tab of this site. These specials featured arts leaders, performers, and game show contestants nationwide. Her pandemic music videos - "The 'Rona Block Tango" and "Be in Sync" - were featured in Dig. Boston and "Our Future is Female Short Films" at New Orleans' Lysistrata Comedy Festival, respectively.
Alexa pivoted from sketch to stand-up as those venues began reopening more quickly. Her set has since been seen at comedy clubs in Boston and New York, most notably at The Comedy Studio when Gary Gulman visited and headlined - one night after his first tour stop for "Born on 3rd Base."
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