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 numerous award-winning national commercials and TV productions.
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 improv coach and generation gap observer at ATNY (Actors Technique New York), one of New York’s top on-camera acting schools for kids and teens. During one class, he famously asked what does the ‘D.C.’ stand for in ‘Washington D.C.’. A 9-year-old responded: “Da Capital?”