Michael Drelich was born on August 20, 1953, and died on November 2, 2016.
He was better known by the stage name Max Alexander,
He was an American stand-up comedian and actor who appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show.
But with doing stand-up comedy, Alexander also began appearing in supporting appearances on many sitcoms (Full House) and other series (Matlock).
His film credits include supporting roles with stars such as Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, and Jason Segel, in such films as Roxanne (1987), Punchline (1988), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Max also appeared in Comedy Central’s Best of the Improv, Vol. 5 (2003) and Comedy Club Greats with Jerry Seinfeld (2007).
Recently, he was frequently in Las Vegas, Nevada, performing his comedy alongside Tom Jones and others.
Maxs’ last film was Five Year Engagment (2011).
He appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon as well.
Alexander’s stand-up routine focused primarily on his large size, constantly poking fun at his weight.
Alexander was known for pulling his pants up to his chest during his routines, Jay Leno said that Max’s material was as relevant as any young comic’s.
During 2008, Alexander was hospitalized with a kidney ailment and needed a transplant to survive, he had suffered from a stroke just a few weeks after his brother Rabbi Moshe Drelich donated his kidney.
He died due to cancer.
Michael Drelich passed away at 63 years old.