Josh Blue

Josh Blue
Full name
Josh Blue
Country
Cameroon

Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this. Blue was born in Cameroon, where his father, Walter Blue, a professor of Romance languages from Hamline University, was teaching in a mission. Blue grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Como Park Senior High School in 1997. He began his career as a comedian while seeking a creative writing degree at The Evergreen State College. Blue got his start in comedy doing open mic sets while attending The Evergreen State College. Audiences reacted enthusiastically to his self-deprecating humor, and Blue started making a name for himself on the comedy circuit. In 2002, he won the prestigious Comedy Works New Talent Search contest. He has appeared several times on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia. Blue won $10,000 for finishing in first place at 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival's 2004 Royal Flush Comedy Competition. 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 numerous appearances on Fox, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC. He appeared in the 2009 low budget horror film Feast 3: The Happy Finish. Josh was voted the 13th best comedian by viewers in Comedy Central's Stand-up Comedy Showdown 2010. Blue was voted the 11th best comedian by viewers in Comedy Central's Stand-up Comedy Showdown 2011. He appeared in Ron White's Las Vegas Salute to the Troops 2013 as part of the opening act.