Alex Barnett’s comedy is about family, specifically his family. Alex (who was born in New York City and then exiled to Long Island, where he was raised in an overprotective shell) is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 4 year-old, Biracial son. In his work, he focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). In the Age of Obama, his material is timely, relevant, and (if Alex can say so himself) very funny (although his wife says otherwise).
He’s appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in VH1.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
Alex is the host of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast (available on iTunes), on which he interviews guests to discuss issues of concern to multiracial people and people within multiracial families.
In Alex’s off hours, he spends as much time as he can with his wife, Camille, and their son, Ivan, and they pretend to enjoy his company.