Alex Ptak is a comedian and writer living in Brooklyn, New York.
He wrote this bio about himself.
Alex is a real stand up guy. He is #1 overall. He is the co-host and producer of the Paid Protest show at Starr Bar and the Left Jest and Ballin' Out Super podcasts on iTunes. When he’s not traveling or performing around New York, he’s writing great comedy scripts that cause everyone around to clap and cheer.
Alex’s work has been featured in Time Out NY, MTV, CollegeHumor, Brokelyn and VentureBeat. He has performed stand up comedy at bar and club shows all over the city, hosted in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Fingerlakes Comedy Festival in 2015.
Alex graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2013. At school his studies earned him a major in Dramatic Writing and accolades including a Certificate of Excellence in Outstanding Writing for Half-Hour Television. He continues to build a reservoir of scripts in the hopes of one day writing for television.
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Ballin' Out Super
Ballin' Out Super is a weekly nerd podcast. Comedians Alex Ptak, Jeremy Hammond and Katie Rose Leon watch episodes of Adult Swim's "Dragon Ball Super" with a guest and try to explain what the hell happened into a microphone. Sometimes they succeed.
Left Jest is a radical politics / comedy podcast co-hosted by Alex Ptak, Anders Lee, and Raghav Mehta. We have on all kind of guests from prominent journalists, media figures, other comedians, and that one homeless guy who broke in and rapped for us that one time.
CRUNCH TIME TALK SHOW
The Crunch Time Talk Show is an up and coming web series following a nightly talk show that keeps. running. out. of. time. Costarred and co-written by Andrew Tavin and Alex Ptak. Produced by PIT TV.
Paid Protest is a monthly stand up comedy show at Starr Bar in Brooklyn. Comedians Alex Ptak, Anders Lee, and Raghav Mehta raise money for a causes supporting the Democratic Socialists of America by showcasing talent from all around the country.
OMG BFF LOL CLUB
The OMG BFF LOL CLUB was a free monthly comedy show at Legion bar in Brooklyn. It originally featured Alex Ptak, Andy Palmer, Ben Wasserman, and Daniel J Perafan as the council members of a twisted best friends' club where good intentions led to terrifying consequences.
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: a show entirely themed around cake, a robot fighting a ghost on stage, and a real FBI agent in the audience ruining a great FBI gag.
The Terrible Tribune is a satire newspaper documenting the every day occurrences and concerns of small-town Tarwater, Florida. John Field and Alex Ptak curate the paper with special segments from their comedian friends.
The Terrible Tribune ran for 3 months and distributed close to 5000 copies around New York and New England.
Spooky Church(Title Pending)
Fist of Fists!!!
FIST OF FISTS!!! was Alex's thesis project at NYU. It's a half hour length fighting anime satire written for television.
Mace leaves the comfort of his dojo in Japan's suicide forest to the suburbs of Massachusetts in pursuit of vengeance for his master. He aims to find and defeat the killer El Serpiente Caminando. But all is not as it seems in this quiet town...
Spooky Church (Title Pending) is a collaborative TV script written by Alex Ptak and Andrew Tavin. It was a quarterfinalist in the national Script Pipeline Screenwriting competition in 2016.
Justy Sherwood, fear enthusiast, is enthralled to inherit a rural Christian hell house in the hopes of making the spookiest haunted house of all time. Unfortunately, it's going to take a lot more work than she thought to turn the local outlet of worship into a fortress of secular terror.
Emblem Free Comedy Show
2 In The Bush(wick)
A fun, free, comedy open mic every Thursday at the Ange Noir Cafe from 7:00-9:00 PM. The mic is popular for its niche features including the option to accept challenges to extend your stage time and a live DJ playing between acts.
A free stand up comedy showcase co-hosted by Alex Ptak and Andy Palmer at Ange Noir Café on the last Saturday of every month. Each show explores a new theme before bringing a fresh collection of underground stand up talent on stage. Past guests include Aparna Nancherla, Nick Vatterott, and Shane Torres.
"A 70's Soap Opera. Now!"
Houston is a television pilot inspired by 1978's Dallas. It follows the elite Buck family as they run their ferocious hedge fund in Houston. Will the Buck's decadent lives be brought to an end when one of their own succumbs to the love of a simple Cheese Man?
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