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Josh Blue


Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the "cerebral" in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention of the country as the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2006. Having already established himself as one of the most sought-after comedians on the college circuit, Blue turned out weekly appearances during the run of Last Comic that expanded his fan base exponentially. Most recently, Blue debuted a new special, Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness, Blue continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities, one laugh at a time.

Blue has appeared as a regular guest star on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and his story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest for his appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, and made a standout guest appearance on Comics Unleashed. He became the first comedian to debut a stand-up special on the big screen when 7 More Days in the Tank was shown in theaters across the country. Portions of the performance also aired on Bravo Network as a half-hour comedy special.

Blue is a repeat guest on such nationally syndicated radio programs as NPR's Talk of the Nation and The Mancow Show, and has been featured in numerous print publications including People and The New York Times. He has also performed at the prestigious HBO–Aspen Comedy Festival, Comedy Central's South Beach Comedy Festival, and the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Blue has even become an Internet sensation, with his top two YouTube videos approaching two million plays. In addition to his extensive schedule of stand-up tour dates, Blue maintains an active role on the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team and competed in Athens at the Paralympic Games, the world's second-largest sporting event.
Josh Blue a comedian in tuxedo with a tall mic stand