Alex Barnett was born in Brooklyn and was quickly deported to Long Island where he was raised by his parents in an overprotective shell. After peaking academically in high school, Alex meandered through an Ivy League college, law school and a legal career only to realize that his true gift was in making fun of the law, as well as his own neuroses, his raging hypochondria, his height (or lack thereof), marriage, and his relationship issues, particularly his wife’s need to redecorate.As a result, after years as a class action and mass tort litigator, Alex became a comic. He still retains his law license, though, because you never know when a heckler needs a little rough justice.Alex performs comedy across the country at clubs, colleges and at private events for corporations, law firms and non-profit organizations.
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