About Us

Markley Bros. Entertainment is an independent studio & comedy troupe based in Columbus, Ohio. We're family owned & operated, fan supported, and mission-oriented!

Our productions include The Unlikely Adventures of an Improbable Family, Ember Fables, Ohioville 9: Nightly News and more! Not only have we created a number of unique shows, we've also produced hundreds of episodes of original content.

Our Mission

Markley Bros. Entertainment exists to make the best entertainment we can make, publish it on the Internet, and create a welcoming space for people to connect.

That mission - to create genuine connections with folks by tearing down walls with the shared experience of laughter - is as important and subversive as ever in our culture of division. And it drives everything we do.

Would you take a look at some of our videos? And if you like what you see, we would be delighted if you'd join us!

Our Team

Meet the team!

Alex is the founder of Markley Bros. Entertainment and the one who tries (sometimes successfully!) to get everyone rowing in the same direction.

One of the first generation of Markley siblings, Susie has been performing, crewing, and generally driving Markley Bros. Entertainment productions as long as anyone.

Another of the original Markley siblings, Gabe has been performing in and writing for Markley Bros. Entertainment productions since the beginning.

One of the newer members of the Markley Bros. Entertainment crew, Hannah married Alex -- on purpose! -- and now she can be found performing in our shows. (That is, whenever she's not accomplishing some indispensable behind-the-scenes work without which we would all perish.)

Another person who married into the Markley Bros. Entertainment crew, Drew is wedded to Susie and he contributes in countless ways, both in front of and behind the camera.


So many more people! We've been helped in massive ways throughout our journey by so many friends, we couldn't list everyone here if we tried. Suffice it to say we appreciate each and every one of you.

Our Timeline

We were founded by Alex Markley in 2006 as Malex Media Network, LLC. We got right to work on the original Malex Minute podcast. But we also spent a lot of time trying to explain the name of our company to confused bystanders. (None of us had very much marketing experience at the time.)

In the early 2010s, we went on hiatus while Alex focused on some personal development and rethought our approach to producing video. (You can read more about that effort on the YerFace! project site.)

At the end of 2018 / beginning of 2019, we officially relaunched with a new Malex Minute series exploring what it might look like if the story and characters of the Malex Minute were brought to life on screen.

In 2020 & 2021, we launched our own MBE.tv App and explored new ways to build our community.

At the end of 2022 / early 2023 we hosted our very first MBERcon, bringing our community together in Columbus, Ohio in an incredible new way.

Around the middle of 2023, we launched two new podcasts, ushering in a whole new era of storytelling from our team!

Looking forward, we're focused on building our community, producing new content as fast as we can, and continuously improving ourselves. Why don't you join us? We'd love to have you along for the ride!