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‘Last Comic Standing’ winner Josh Blue performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 12

‘Last Comic Standing’ winner Josh Blue performs at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 12
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” winner Josh Blue will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby series.

Tickets, which are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, May 25 at noon and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of comedy competition “Last Comic Standing” on NBC. Having already established himself as one of the most sought-after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on “Last Comic” expanded his fan base exponentially.

Blue starred in “Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue,” which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike and was named the 11th best special on the network in 2011. He debuted a one-hour special on Showtime, “Sticky Change,” where he tells stories about everything from being a white African-American to dealing with cabbies who think he’ll pay in sticky change.

In 2016, he released his third one-hour special, “Delete,” available on Hulu and Amazon, in which he explains why you shouldn’t call disabled people “inspirational.” He has appeared twice on “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops” on CMT and made his late night television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has most recently appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC.

Possessing an undeniable likability and impeccable comedic timing, Blue continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution, and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.

Blue was a member of the U.S. Paralympic soccer team that competed in Athens at the Paralympic Games, the world’s second largest sporting event.