Wednesday, May 31, 2006

josh blue

acting on a tip from my buddy mike peters, i tuned into last night's last comic standing. i'm not a big tv watcher and even less of a reality-tv watcher but mike told me that josh blue would be on.

josh blue is hysterical. he's also extremely intelligent. he's an award-winning comedian. he's also an artist. he also has cerebral palsy. and he's also a paralympian soccer player.

he's also a really nice guy. sarah and i met him briefly at mike and emily's (beautiful, transcendent, quaker) wedding. josh is the kind of person who's tapped directly into life itself. i only met him one night but i could tell immediately that he's a force.

american tv has the ability - if not the tendency - to screw up everything that i find sacred, so i'm not holding my breath to see how a show like last comic standing deals with disability. but there's something about josh blue the person that demands recognition and respect. plus, as i said before, the guy is hysterical. we'll see. in the meantime, josh blue - rock on!

2 Comments:

At 7/06/2006 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should check out www.joshblue.typedpad.com, its a new fansite thats pretty much dedicated to the awesomeness of Josh. It also has a ton of cool pics and video clips of his routines. Enjoy

 
At 7/14/2006 7:39 AM, Blogger RhysG said...

The link is actually www.JoshBlueFans.com. Check it out! It has a petition to for Vote for Josh, as well as a way to send him fan mail!

 

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