Though he’s lived in Kentucky for less than a year, Texas native Alex Reymundo feels at home in the Bluegrass State. “My wife is from Louisville and we just moved back here in May,” he says. “I even pronounce ‘Louisville’ correctly. It took five ass-whoopins, but I got it right.” After eight years in Los Angeles, Reymundo and his wife decided they wanted to raise their family outside of Southern California. “We’re five miles from my mother-in-law and all my wife’s cousins and brothers and sisters.
Big, close family. They’re like Mexicans without teeth,” he jokes. The whole family takes the kidding in stride. “We have a deal,” he says. “I get to say what I want about my family on stage and they get to continue to eat.”
Reymundo, who you might remember from The Latin Kings of Comedy, still keeps an apartment in L.A., just to keep up appearances in Hollywood. His first love, though, is stand-up and making audiences laugh. “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth according to me,” he says of his routines. “I love topical stuff. I always have 20 minutes of new topical stuff, and that always comes and goes.”
Reymundo performs Thursday-Sunday at The Funny Bone on the Levee in Newport. Go here for show times, ticket information and special discounts.