Alex Schmidt

Alex Schmidt is a comedy writer, podcaster, and 4-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion. He’s written sketch & digital comedy for The New Yorker, The Onion, CollegeHumor, The American Bystander, Funny Or Die, BBC America, and more fine institutions. He hosted “The Cracked Podcast” and “Kurt Vonneguys”, and guests on stuff too. Alex is currently hosting and making “Secretly Incredibly Fascinating“. For more info and for fun gifs, visit ALEXSCHMIDTY.COM.

Guest Appearances

February 27, 2020

Alex Schmidt and Jody Avirgan join Negin to discuss Tuesday’s Debate drama, global reactions to the coronavirus, and what role corporations should have regarding climate change. They also examine their relationships with darkness, which isn’t as dark as it sounds.

June 17, 2018

Alex Schmidt of The Cracked Podcast joins Amy to discuss the 1980 comedy film “Caddyshack.” They’ll discuss Danny Noonan’s character arc, the pedigree of Chevy Chase, and how the film forged the foundations of modern American comedy. Plus, we’ll hear about old money versus new money, the sadness of Rodney Dangerfield, and the backstory behind the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase feud. Should “Caddyshack” enter The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!



This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon ( code: CANON).

May 3, 2018

Comedians Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin to chat about the Iran nuclear deal and the leaked Mueller questions for Trump. Plus, they talk about the proposal to break up California into three separate states and end up diving face-first into a discussion about the Electoral College and representation.  Lastly, why is everyone making such a big deal about Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Plus, don’t miss out on the Fake the Nation live show in NYC on May 8th, featuring John Fugelsang and John Hodgman.

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This episode is sponsored by Harper Collins Children’s Books and ModCloth ( code: FAKE).

November 23, 2017

This Thanksgiving, Negin pushes politics to the side of her plate and welcomes a medley of guests to debate big questions about love and relationships. Should you stay friends with your ex? Why are there so many unmarried Americans? How do you know if you’re in love? Plus, some musings on whether or not to post about your relationship on social media.

This episode is brought to you by Be Frugal (, Modcloth (, Ellevest (, and Hello Fresh ( code: FAKE30).

November 16, 2017

John Hughes month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1986, John Hughes was on a roll that had suddenly transformed him from a screenwriter of adult-oriented comedies to the king of teen angst movies. He kept that train rolling with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a movie he pitched and wrote in a week about a high school senior who skips school for the day and takes his girlfriend and his wet blanket best friend on a series of hijinks through Chicago. Meanwhile, they are pursued by the villainous Principal Rooney, who is played by a real-life child predator, which ups the stakes somewhat.

On this week’s episode, Tom is joined by Cracked’s Alex Schmidt and Katie Goldin as they discuss Hughes’ incredible ability to churn out quality films in such a short period of time, the unexpectedly brilliant casting of a 29 year old man to play Ferris’ put-upon best friend Cameron, and whether or not Ferris is a figment of Cameron’s imagination or is perhaps God Himself.

November 1, 2017

Writer, comedian, and host of The Cracked Podcast Alex Schmidt joins Who Charted this week to bid adieu to Checkpoint: Pumpkin! Alex and the gang share stories of costumes and parties past while they count down Billboard’s Top 5 Halloween Songs. Later, they count down a Halloween Movie Chart, and Howard explains why he’s less of a millennial than he once was during Two Charted.


This episode is sponsored by The Second City Training Center.