Long Time Comedian Josh Blue Brings the Funny to ‘America’s Got Talent’
Comedian Josh Blue has been in the comedy circuit for quite some time. He took a groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, and has risen to the ranks of a well-established headliner. This year, Blue brought his jokes to fresh faces on an all new stage. The comedian auditioned for America’s Got Talent this season and blew us all away with his hilarious set.
Blue is a performer who also happens to have cerebral palsy. His everyday experiences living with the condition are cleverly worked into his routines. Overall, Blue has had quite an interesting life, and his AGT appearance merely scratches the surface.
During his audition, Blue revealed that he lives with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture. He joked that he likes to “get that out of the way early” before taking on the rest of his hilarious set.
Ahead of his performance, Blue told Simon Cowell why exactly he decided to enter the show this year:
“After the year we’ve had, I think the world is just ready for some laughter,” he said.
Blue earned a standing ovation at the end of his audition. In one last quick witted joke, he thanked the Make-A-Wish foundation for his audition. Additionally, his outstanding performance earned four yeses from the judges and a place in the next round of the competition.
Josh Blue’s Accomplishments Leading Up to AGT
Blue was first introduced to the world when he appeared on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia. In 2006, he won NBC’s Last Comic Standing and set out on a worldwide adventure soon after. In 2018, he performed an astounding set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Blue has since made a number of television appearances, including becoming the first stand-up comedian on The Ellen Degeneres Show. He was named the Best Winning Reality Show Guest on Live with Regis and Kelly and had his story featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN.
Blue has appeared twice on Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT. He even made his late night television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and became the first comedian to premiere a stand-up special on the big screen.
But comedy is not his only talent. Blue represented the United States in eight countries as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team. As per the bio on his website, he shares that his team was “thoroughly disgraced in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece by not scoring a single goal.”
Blue is also a proud father, and lives with his son, Simon, and daughter, Seika, in Denver. Through comedy, he is able to poke fun at himself. On Brain & Life, the comedian explained that throughout his life this was a defense mechanism, and a way to cut down the differences between himself and other children.
Currently, Blue headlines top venues around the world and usually performs at about 200 shows a year. On his Instagram, he promotes his latest comedy special Broccoli, available for streaming across Prime Video, Apple TV, and more. Now, the comic has made it to AGT’s live shows. If you like what you see, you can vote for Blue online, or by using the AGT app.