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Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson

Alex Williamson (also known by his YouTube username Shooter Williamson) is an Australian YouTube celebrity, comedian, and actor.He became a state finalist in the 2009 Raw Comedy Award competition and is known for his solo comedy performance "Alex Williamson and Friends". He is also known for his YouTube comedy videos, many of which he plays the persona of "The Loosest Aussie Bloke", displaying negative bogan stereotypes for comedic value.

Williamson was born on 4 August 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia to parents Paul Williamson and Sharon Cahill. He was raised in the town of Willunga and attended Tatachilla Lutheran College, where he was taught everything he now knows by Mr. Robusti. Williamson later on received a degree in film making at Flinders University.

Born4 August 1988
NationalityAustralian
EducationTatachilla Lutheran College
Alma materFlinders University
OccupationComedian, YouTube personality
Home townWillunga, South Australia
Parent(s)Paul Williamson, Sharon Cahill
Internet information
Web alias(es)Shooter Williamson
Web hosting service(s)YouTube
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Alex's YouTube videos

Williamson first began to post videos titled "Alex’s Sweet AFL Dream Team" in 2010, in which he interviewed AFL players for his AFL fantasy team. "Loosest Aussie Bloke Ever" was released on 8 February 2012 and has received over 3.2 million views as of 2015. Other videos, such as "Loosest Aussie House Party", "New Age Bogan", and "You Can’t Say This Word" have all received over a million views. In December, 2015, the shooterwilliamson YouTube channel had over 520,000 subscribers and the videos have been viewed over 39 million times. Williamson’s videos have featured Australian hip-hop artists Seth Sentry, Kerser and Eso. Williamson’s other channel, MusicalDrugDealer, features videos of him performing original songs and covers as the persona of "Musical Drug Dealer".

Career

Williamson first became involved with stand-up comedy in 2007.

He later on became one of the state finalists in Triple J’s Raw Comedy Award competition in 2009. His experience with interviewing AFL players for his YouTube channel helped him to break into The Hot Hits Live from LA, interviewed a-list celebrities at red carpet events. During this time, Williamson also worked a night shift at SAFM, a local Adelaide radio station, and Barry, an Australian comedy radio station. After returning to Australia, he began performing his solo show titled "Alex Williamson and Friends". Williamson sold out at several of these events at multiple venues including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Kate Copstick, chief comedy reviewer of The Scotsman newspaper, referred him to as "the future of comedy" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, although UK industry comedy website Chortle reviewed his Edinburgh Festival 2015 show as 'One of the worst shows I’ve ever seen.' Williamson has been in Australian films Beautiful and Red Dog , as well as the comedy show #7DaysLater, which featured a cast of YouTube celebrities. In 2015, he starred alongside Jim Jefferies and Greg Fleet in Declan Shrubb's cult-classic Australian zombie comedy film Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse, which was partly funded on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2009BeautifulBully
2011Red DogMinerUncredited
2013#7DaysLaterZombie Translator/Madman 22 Episodes
2015Me and My Mates vs the Zombie ApocalypseDarrylDebut feature film

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