‘AGT’ Alum Josh Blue Says His Disability Comedy Provides Audience With a Break
Josh Blue was the comedian known for his humor about his disability on last season of America’s Got Talent. He finished the season out in third place, but was definitely a memorable performance in the last season. Since winning third place, he has continued to perform his comedy around the country.
The comedian sat down with Lifestyle Magazine TV to discuss his comedic art. Josh was seen with the same smile that he always had on America’s Got Talent. With most comedians, people are always wondering whether his form of comedy was something he developed over time. Josh shared that he’s always been quick on his feet, even though he has cerebral palsy.
Josh Blue Shares Point of View From His Life As a Form of Entertainment
He has always been funny and isn’t new to throwing himself under the bus for attention. Humor is one of the ways that he has found his way through life. He was bullied in his younger years but found that his comedy helped him deflect the mean jabs.
“There’s a few reasons I talk about it. Number one is, I’ve learned if I don’t mention it after a little while the audience is like ‘does he know he has that?’ The other big reason is everything I’m talking about is coming from the perspective of a disabled person,” Josh said. “This is all that I’ve ever known so I guess there was a point in my career where I tried to do my show from a southern bell point of view but that didn’t come across well.”
Even though Josh talks a lot about his disability, he doesn’t intentionally try to bring awareness to it. He’s not the type of act that is trying to provide knowledge on his condition, instead he bases his humor off of his daily point of view.
“I’m not shy about talking about my disability and maybe making you feel uncomfortable but there’s always a laugh pay off at the end,” Josh said.
In the time of his career, there have only been a few instances where audience members told the comedian they felt uncomfortable from his humor. Otherwise, Josh hopes to provide his audiences with a break from their own lives.
Just when you think Josh’s act couldn’t get any better, he shared that he has never written down a joke. Pen to paper isn’t the way that this comedian formulates his on stage humor. Although he does repeat jokes from other performances, he often will just remember them. Josh is at the point in his career where simply going on stage doesn’t make him nervous, but he did share that this aspect of his comedy can make him worry.