Comedy

Alex Lemoine on Being the Valley's Youngest Stand-Up Comic and How High School Has Provided Plenty of Material

When most people were 14 years old, they probably didn't have the foggiest idea about which particular career path they'd eventually follow in life. Not so with Alex Lemoine, as the Valley teen believed he was destined to be a stand-up comedian.

The 16-year-old junior at Skyline High School in Mesa is arguably the Valley's youngest comedian and has spent the last couple years honing his craft at a variety of open mic nights and DIY comedy shows. He's too young to perform at such local clubs as Stand-Up Live or the Comedy Spot, but that hasn't stopped Lemoine from dreaming of someday headlining shows at such venues.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.