The Kennedy Center

Josh Blue


Josh Blue has been a fast-rising star since first appearing on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” before gaining the attention and endearment of the country as a favorite on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Josh is a diverse and triumphant individual - hilarious stand-up comedian, stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player – refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral Palsy.  He has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, FOX News, and Fox Sports Net.  In 2005, Josh emerged as a major force on the college circuit with Main Stage Showcases that garnered rave reviews and a helped earn him a nomination for BEST DIVERSITY EVENT OF 2006 by APCA.  His uncanny ability to improvise with any audience coupled with comedic timing rarely found in a performer of his age has enabled Josh to rapidly develop a fan base across the country.

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Video 7/16/2015: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido

Comedians Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido will open the 25/40 celebration with a stand-up comedy performance. Headliner Josh Blue won the fourth season of NBC’s reality series Last Comic Standing. As a comedian living with cerebral palsy, Blue centers much of his act on his disability. Shannon DeVido is a comedian, actress, and singer who launched the popular web series Stare at Shannon, breaking the conventional image of disability through comedy. This performance, part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries highlighting the history, art, and culture of the disability community, is being offered in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and will be made available in embassies and consulates around the world via live-streaming.

Josh Blue