One of the most challenging things to be good at is comedy. It's always a balance between relatableness, bluntness, and timing. It's a hard thing to master. I truly believe that it takes a special kind of person and a special kind of mindset. Josh Blue is truly a super-human in comedy. We get into his backstory, and the amount of material that he was writing within short blocks of time is just unheard of. He got good by being willing to put himself out there time and again, seeing what worked and what flopped. That's how we get good at anything- fail fast and fail often. JOSH BLUE Today's guest is Josh Blue. Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. In 2018, Josh crushed his set 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. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth-hour special at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver, CO. Josh does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The awkward first meeting 1:09 The origin story 2:00 8:00 Locked in a cage with a gorilla - He realized he could do anything 17:15 Seeing the cogs in the machine of comedy 20:40 Covid is his and his girlfriend's fault What is covid looking like for comedy 23:40 The mental side of stand-up comedy 26:35 The mentors/sources of inspiration of Josh Blue 29:10 How comedy makes him a better man 34:00 Paralympic soccer team 34:36 Acknowledging that you are good at what you do 38:00 The unentitled mindset; Earn it. Fight for it. 41:00 PLACES YOU CAN FIND JOSH Instagram - @joshbluecomedy YouTube - Josh Blue Tube Website - www.joshblue.com MORE CONTENT Follow me on social to get the latest updates and Essential content. Instagram: @mattbeaudreau Twitter: @mattbeaudreau YouTube: Matt Beaudreau THE MISSION Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students. More About E11 Podcast
#52) Comedians Josh Blue and Christie Buchele (Breakfast Beers)
ROTATING TAP - CRAFT BEER AND COMEDY
For this episode we wake up early on a Sunday to drink some beers with some of our favorite comedians - Josh Blue and Christie Buchele! We chat about traveling during covid, online comedy shows, exercise, and what constitutes breakfast.
Ep 190: Josh Blue (Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing)
A Comedy Advice Podcast
Josh Blue is an extraordinary comedian that WON Season 4 of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2006 and 5 specials that have released on Showtime, Comedy Central, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest on Live with Regis and Kelly, and his story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN. Josh does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike. Josh joins Stephen to talk about: -His start in comedy at an open mic in between a slam poet and a songwriter. -What it’s like to mix comedy and music through his experience opening for The Lumineers. -Josh's approach to comedy, including learnings from past shows, not writing anything down, and reading the room to add comedy decor like one-liners, callbacks, and more.. -How Josh’s self-awareness and ability to see how his audience sees him allows him to work with and mess with his them. Then the two troublemakers get insightful and start to give advice, from helping someone that is disgusted by his girlfriend's kisses, keeping up a lie to cover up that a guy skated into a bus, and so much more. Send a question: firstname.lastname@example.org Support A Comedy Advice Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acomedyadvicepodcast Follow ACAP on IG: https://www.instagram.com/acomedyadvicepodcast/ Follow Josh! https://www.joshblue.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnYcoEwcvu-9FDOZw7sx3fQ https://www.instagram.com/joshbluecomedy/ See Josh perform LIVE in Phoenix at the Tempe Improv! https://www.tempeimprov.com/events/40789 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hyperbrole-podcast/message
Josh Blue skyrocketed to the top after winning NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ in 2006. Since then he has appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ and toured with some of comedies biggest names including Ron White. Josh recently stopped by the Truth Talks studio and sat down with Dr. Mitch for a funny and candid interview about his life and career and how the pandemic has affected comedy and why he loves playing his hometown club, Comedy Works Denver.
Punchlines Podcast: The Psychology of Comedy And Combat.
Last Comic Standing winner and veteran comedian Josh Blue joins the punch bunch and consumes a lot of beer while he's doing it. Everything from Josh's involvement in the Paralympics to living in Africa and his Dad never telling him he was proud of him is discussed. Hearing Josh talk about his childhood and rise to fame is fascinating, but it's hearing him get more and more intoxicated that makes this one an instant classic.Channel tags:IG:@punchlinespod@joshbluecomedy@enterthesandman135@therealfatel@redpandamusikWeb:http://punchlinespodcast.com/https://www.joshblue.com/Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/punchlines-podcast/id1494212853Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4N5bIGd1hY4P3tzKbMTAakStitcher:https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=496075&refid=stprGoogle:https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS83OTA1OTgucnNzYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/PunchLinesPodcast
Humor as a Mirror: A Conversation with Award-Winning Comedian, Josh Blue
Content Warning: Profanity and Adult Content Visit Josh's Website to learn more.Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. In 2018, Josh crushed his set 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. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth hour special at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver, CO. Josh does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike. Critics have said Josh is not a cerebral palsy comic; he’s a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy. However, his closest friends describe him as “a d-bag.”Josh made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia. His story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest on Live with Regis and Kelly, and made standout appearances on Comics Unleashed. 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 became the first comic to premiere a stand-up special on the big screen when 7 More Days in the Tank was shown in movie theaters across the country. It also aired on Bravo Network. Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue in 2011. His third one-hour special Sticky Change aired on Showtime and Netflix. In 2016, Josh released his fourth one-hour special, DELETE on HULU and Amazon. Josh dropped a music CD Josh Blue and the Hooligan Stew Review with some original songs. It has been described as “Tom Waits meets the Muppets.” Josh is a repeat guest on such nationally syndicated radio programs as NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The Mancow Show, and numerous podcasts including Getting Doug with High, and WTF with Mark Maron. He has been featured in numerous print publications including People Magazine and The New York Times. Josh is all over social media with over 1 million views on his YouTube clips and almost one million followers on Facebook. Josh represented the United States in 8 countries as a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team. Josh and his team were thoroughly disgraced in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece by not scoring a single goal.He is a single father living in Denver, CO with his son, Simon and his daughter, Seika. He also boasts a girlfriend.Follow Josh on Facebook: @officialjoshblue Follow Josh on Instagram: @joshbluecomedySubscribe and follow Josh on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/joshbluetube
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