Comedian, Cerebral Palsy is a Laughing Matter
Josh Blue’s quirky view on life, and cerebral palsy, helped him win top “Last Comic Standing” honors and a full-time career as a comic. But please, don’t call him an inspiration, he says.
“The word ‘inspiration’ is actually a swear-word for disabled people,” he said.
“You’ll run into situations where someone will tell you you’re an inspiration just for walking around out there. “What if I told them that I was on my way to the liquor store?” Josh jokes. “How inspirational would that be?”
Josh Blue incorporates his memories as a U.S. Paralympian Men’s Soccer Team competitor and his own life experiences in a humorous manner that brilliantly educates the audience on aspects of living with disability. “I just want to get people with disabilities into the limelight,” he said.
“Regarding having cerebral palsy, I know realistically that I can’t go up there on stage and ignore it,” Josh said. “But the feedback that I get after a minute or two has nothing to do with cerebral palsy.”
“A life of pursuing my dream and rocking the microphone every night, and receiving a standing ovation is not a bad way to live your life,” he said. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Even growing up I knew that more or less my condition is a really small issue in terms of the rest of the planet,” Josh said. “I’ve enjoyed food on my table and shelter for my entire life, and a lot of people don’t have those things. My cerebral palsy is a miniscule issue for most of the planet.”
Josh Blue, while waiting in an airport hanger, updates MyChild on his successful career and most recent insights. To learn more, visit Josh Blue – Comedian, Cerebral Palsy is a Laughing Matter