With his signature “palsy punch,” Josh Blue’s self-deprecating humor is one-of-a-kind. After his win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established comedic headliner. He does over 200 shows a year, spreading laughter and breaking down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up is in a constant state of evolution and his sharp improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike.
Critics have said Josh Blue is not a cerebral palsy comic; he’s a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy.
Blue got his start doing open mics in college and then started making a name for himself on the comedy circuit. In 2002, he won the Comedy Works New Faces contest. He has appeared several times on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia.
After winning the 2006 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he was the first comedian to do stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. His other television credits include Live with Regis and Kelly, Comics Unleashed, plus appearances on Fox, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC.
Blue was voted the 13th best comedian by viewers in Comedy Central’s Stand-up Comedy Showdown 2010 and 11th in 2011.
In 2018, Blue was featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the same year, he was honored with a performance at the William H. Macy Gala at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.
In 2021, Blue auditioned for America’s Got Talent, where he advanced through the live rounds and placed third in the season. In 2023, he appeared on America’s Got Talent: All-Stars.