British-born actor Alex Malaos came from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to the New York island of Long, where he studied theater and business at Hofstra University. Upon arriving for the first time and whilst driving through Hempstead, he quite ignorantly sighed: “Ah, New York City….”
Malaos joined Manhattan’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater where, while honing his comedy and improv skills, he became a member of Machine Wash Tuxedo, an improvisation comedy troupe which performed at various venues and comedy festivals in NYC, including the Del Close Improv Marathon, Improdome and UCB’s Cage Match. The group eventually split up due to creative differences, personal goal conflicts and, somehow, Yoko Ono.
Along with improvisation and standup comedy, Malaos’ resume of work includes a string of theater, web, short film and feature film projects, and he has appeared in award-winning national commercials and TV productions. His crowning achievement came in 2012 when, along with two of the former members of Machine Wash Tuxedo, his team won the ZogSports bowling “Bowl For Your Cause” championship, earning the respect of the staffers who set up the beer towers, and playing with commanding (Port) authority.
Meanwhile he continued his contribution to New York’s Cypriot and Greek community theater with a series of performances; from the ancient greats to contemporary pieces, and from traditional theatrical art forms and shadow puppet theater to his own original works. Ρησπέκτ.
In the realm of standup comedy, Alex has been a regular performer at New York’s Gotham Comedy Club and Carolines On Broadway. He was a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, a stand-up event for comedians of diverse backgrounds and homogeneous insecurities.
Alex is an instructor/acting coach/generation gap supervisor at ATNY (Actor’s Technique New York), one of New York’s top children-and-teens acting schools, for on-camera and commercial acting, improv, musical theater, scene study and monologue preparation.