Episode 40 — Mo Alexander — Back From the Dead... and Still Killing!
Comedian Mo Alexander joins Jason Scholder on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mo is a touring comedian from Memphis, TN. Jason and Mo met under unfortunate circumstances, at the memorial service and tribute show to the late, great, Spanky Brown. (After listening to Jason's interview with Mo, you can listen to Jason's interview with Spanky here.) But they hit it off right away, made each other laugh, and have been trying to perform together ever since! They actually had a gig on the books back in October, but it got canceled because they venue wasn't quite ready to be open yet. Mo plays Asheville every year, and this time they were able to squeeze in a long-overdue podcast interview. Mo will be on episode 5 of the upcoming Amazon Prime Show, "Punching Below the Bible Belt" coming out later this month! Enjoy!!
When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a man who knows what he’s doing. With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into a product that is just as funny as it is important.
With an ability to access both the smartest and the stupidest parts of your brain, there’s a reason this comedy phenom has been headlining comedy clubs nationwide for over 20 years.
Mo began his professional full-time comedy career in July 1996 featuring in clubs throughout the United States and by 1999 he was headlining.
To say that Mo is funny is like saying that Michelangelo was a good painter. Taking all of life’s absurdities and creating a night of hysterical laughter is why Mo Alexander is one of this industries greats. Mo takes a lifetime of experience and insight and transforms them into some of the most ingenious laugh riots you will ever experience in your life. Not for the faint of heart or mind, intelligent and hard-hitting are two terms that best describe what everyone that has ever been to a Mo Alexander Show will experience. Nothing compares to the energy of a room when Mo is through with it. Watching Mo Alexander is a night of hilarity and mischief that one won’t soon forget. He usually tries to leave you with the underlying message,”I’m trying to save the world, one comedy show at a time.” After a night with Mo you realize that not only were you entertained, you’re changed. You have a mission: “Slap the stupid!”