Malcolm started performing stand-up comedy in smoky bars in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when he was barely old enough to drink. Some nights on stage required more drinking than others. After cutting his teeth in the Pittsburgh comedy scene, he made the move to New York City. There he studied improv at UCB Theatre and was suddenly compelled to take up acting. The first film Malcolm ever acted in called for him to transition from human to zombie, displaying immense(?) range. From there he studied acting at T. Schreiber Studio in Manhattan. Malcolm’s lively portrayal of the dead body of Viktor Fokin can be seen in season 1 of NBC’s The Blacklist. (Why does he keep getting dead/semi-dead roles?) In 2017 Malcolm debuted the very much alive eccentric Russian hockey player character Yorgi Prototenko in a solo show–that he also wrote–at The PIT Loft Theater.
Malcolm then made the jump and moved across the country to Los Angeles. He has since studied at Lesly Kahn Studios and learned more improv at The Groundlings. He wrote and starred in the pilot webisode of “Murphysburg”, about a self-centered star of a podcast. Malcolm has performed stand-up at venues like Gotham Comedy Club, Flappers Comedy Club, and in The Jersey City Comedy Fest and The Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Three cities, and some number of years later, the smoke has cleared in these bars, but the comedy remains.