Intelligence, debauchery, and all around entertainment, Mo Alexander is one of the most complete comics working in clubs and private events around today. Since 1995, his comedic skills have given way to bigger opportunities on television, such as appearances on ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Comedy Central’s Laugh Riot, the BET staple Comic View and has even made an appearance in Poison’s Bret Michael’s film, Letters from Death Row.
Mo has no aspirations of resting on his laurels while there is funny to be spread upon this earth. While continuing headlining, Alexander pushes with radio shows, podcast and acting work in his spare time.
Mo Alexander is the product of Memphis, Tennessee, growing up mere yards from the World Famous Stax Records. Whether it was being raised by his grandmother, Memphis or his Catholic high school upbringing, Mo’s outlook on life is helping him to save the world in his jaded manner.
Growing up on comedy classics, like WC Fields, The Marx Bros., Bob Hope films, George Carlin and old Saturday Night Live were early influences. Mo’s realization of being a stand up comedian comes more from watching things like A&E’s Evening at the Improv, where he thought, “I’m better than these folks, I can do this!” and soon after, he got to a local open mic in Memphis starting with the likes of Kerry White, T.R. Degraw, Dennis Phillipe, and Tony Tone.
It was a few months into his newly found hobby that Alexander saw comedy from Bill Hicks. After seeing Bill Hicks for the first time, Mo decided to throw away his notebook and start all over again, writing material that actually means something to himself and other people.
Some other highlights of Big Mo’s career was winning the Funniest Person in Memphis Contest before he even started headlining, which didn’t happen until 1999. He also had the pleasure of opening for Keenan Ivory Wayans, which he beat out Wanda Sykes for the spot. Touring with Wayans was a door for allowing him to be a contributing writer to Wayans’ hit Scary Movie.
Mo also is a big hit with the radio circuit, having used to be the said “Black Guy” on the Memphis radio staple Rock 103′s Wake Up Crew‘s segment of “Ask a Black Guy.” He has recently been on The Bob and Tom radio program and is a weekly guest of ESPN Radio’s Out of Bounds with Spanky Brown and The Spanky Brown Show, which can be heard on BlogTalkRadio.com. Mo can also be seen in drag in the movie Ray Stevens’ Get Serious, but he’d rather not talk about that.
While not contributing to major hit films or creating the funny with the radio DJs, Mo performs all over the country at various Comedy Zones, Funnybones, Improvs, the Borgata in Atlantic City, Jokerz Wild in the Bahamas and he even had a show in Las Vegas for a while.
If you’d like to take a little piece of home around with you on your mobile audio device, you can find Mo’s three CDs on Amazon or iTunes. The albums are entitled, The Mo Files, Evolution, Nappy Headed Hoes and Other FCC Infractions and look for the forthcoming Best of CD entitled Teabaggin’.
Watching Mo Alexander is a night of hilarity and mischief that one won’t soon forget. Though, he usually tries to leave you with the underlying message,”I’m trying to save the world, one comedy show at a time.” and if he has to kick a kid off a bike to do it, well, you have to start somewhere.