#1 Comedy Show of 2006
“Nussbaum can find the funny in seemingly incongruous things. He's stand-up comedy's great lateral thinker.”
- Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine Toronto
"Absolutely Free!, the independent release stand-up comedy CD by Canadian stand-up comic Alex Nussbaum is not free but it is definitely worth the price whatever it is... If you like intelligent and very funny stand-up comedy by someone who really knows where he is going and can take you to the unexpected places with even the most mundane material this is a stand-up comedy CD you will definitely enjoy."
“I’m not much of a laugher, which may be odd for a comedy reviewer… Still, about once a decade I’m good for a bout of giggles I can’t stop…. The routine gave my face a real workout. Laughing hurts. At least it can rest for another 10 years.”
- Guy Macpherson, The Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
A former character designer for such animated television programs as Bob & Margaret, Franklin the Turtle, and The Magic School Bus, Alex Nussbaum has risen to the top of the Canadian comedy scene, as evidenced by his 2004 Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Male Stand up.
As a stand-up comic, he has a style that is both silly and clever, combining equal parts absurdist, observational and physical comedy. His stand up act has caused Toronto's Now Magazine to recently ask, “Why isn’t Alex Nussbaum a star?” and The Hollywood Reporter to name him as a “face to watch”
Most recently, Alex found himself returning to Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival to tape a Gala which is currently airing across the globe.