Alexis Strum

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Alexis Strum is a writer and performer from London.

As a writer, she has been commissioned to write and appear in sketches for Hat Trick Productions (Bad Teeth Gwyneth Paltrow Sketch) and a pilot for Shed Productions, as well as writing, performing and producing short films, including ‘Shoes’, directed by Dermot Canterbury and ‘Taking Minutes’, both selected for international film festivals including LSFF, Croatian and Portobello. In 2013 she also produced a documentary on mental health for Guardian Film/The Observer and 2015 marked the debut of her first full length play, ‘Always The Bride’ at Wimbledon Studio Theatre. 

Press quotes for 'Always The Bride':

‘A brilliant oddball comedy’, The International Times
‘Funny and well observed…with a theme that will ring true with a lot of women!’, Wimbledon Guardian
‘This hilarious script is chock full of great one-liners and likeable characters’, Funny Women

Alexis previously enjoyed notable success as a songwriter, creating songs for Kylie Minogue and Rachel Stevens, whilst signed to Universal records herself as an artist, as well as writing TV soundtracks for ‘The Inbetweeners’, ITV’s ‘Vital Signs’ and MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’. She was also a blogger for www.popjustice.com and erstwhile format creator for Endemol.

As a performer, under the guise of her comedy alter-ego ‘Denise’, Alexis creates sketches for her own YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/thedenisechannel, one of which was featured on The British Comedy Guide (featuring Sue Holderness from 'Only Fools And Horses') and The Huffington Post and was nominated for a British Comedy Award (Best Internet Comedy Programme). As Denise, Alexis has gigged with the likes of Jarred Christmas, Joe Lycett, James Acaster, Daniel Simonsen and Tony Law and runs and MC’s the Big Belly Laugh comedy night (Hackney Attic, etc).

Competitions: Alexis has been a Finalist in Colchester New Comedian Of The Year, a Semi-Finalist in The Funny Women Stand-Up Awards, Semi-Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year and was shortlisted for 'So You Think You Are Funny' and The Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award.

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Alexis Strum is a writer and performer from London.

As a writer, she has been commissioned to write and appear in sketches for Hat Trick Productions (Bad Teeth Gwyneth Paltrow Sketch) and a pilot for Shed Productions, as well as writing, performing and producing short films, including ‘Shoes’, directed by Dermot Canterbury and ‘Taking Minutes’, both selected for international film festivals including LSFF, Croatian and Portobello. In 2013 she also produced a documentary on mental health for Guardian Film/The Observer and 2015 marked the debut of her first full length play, ‘Always The Bride’ at Wimbledon Studio Theatre. 

Press quotes for 'Always The Bride':

‘A brilliant oddball comedy’, The International Times
‘Funny and well observed…with a theme that will ring true with a lot of women!’, Wimbledon Guardian
‘This hilarious script is chock full of great one-liners and likeable characters’, Funny Women

Alexis previously enjoyed notable success as a songwriter, creating songs for Kylie Minogue and Rachel Stevens, whilst signed to Universal records herself as an artist, as well as writing TV soundtracks for ‘The Inbetweeners’, ITV’s ‘Vital Signs’ and MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’. She was also a blogger for www.popjustice.com and erstwhile format creator for Endemol.

As a performer, under the guise of her comedy alter-ego ‘Denise’, Alexis creates sketches for her own YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/thedenisechannel, one of which was featured on The British Comedy Guide (featuring Sue Holderness from 'Only Fools And Horses') and The Huffington Post and was nominated for a British Comedy Award (Best Internet Comedy Programme). As Denise, Alexis has gigged with the likes of Jarred Christmas, Joe Lycett, James Acaster, Daniel Simonsen and Tony Law and runs and MC’s the Big Belly Laugh comedy night (Hackney Attic, etc).

Competitions: Alexis has been a Finalist in Colchester New Comedian Of The Year, a Semi-Finalist in The Funny Women Stand-Up Awards, Semi-Finalist in Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year and was shortlisted for 'So You Think You Are Funny' and The Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award.

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Mid-Senior
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Film, Performing Arts, TV
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Acting, Scriptwriting, Bass, Guitar Playing, Improvisation, Musician, Producing, Stand Up Comedy

Education

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

English Language and Literature - First Class BA Hons
King's College London


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Advertising and Marketing Communications, Animation, Design, Digital, Film, Music, Performing Arts, Publishing and Journalism, Radio, TV, Visual Arts

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