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“Don’t get too close, we might get tangled up”

Submitted by Kimberlee Hinkle, Assistant Coordinator for Online Media.

I just watched a video from Josh Blue’s 2008 stand-up tour in which he was interrupted by a member of his audience wanting to come up on stage and tell a joke. The audience member was a victim of Cerebral Palsy, the same disability that Josh Blue suffers from. Blue pokes fun at the guy for a few minutes before inviting him onto the stage. What ensued after this was probably one of the most awkwardly hilarious moments in which two men with uncontrollable spasms attempt to share a high five and a hug.

Josh Blue is best known for shedding light on his disability and for his self-deprecating humor on the matter. Many of his jokes center on his disability and how he handles other people’s perception of him. He began his stand-up career while in college in order to “make people aware of the fact that people with disabilities can make an impact.” He was also the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. Outside of Blue’s stand-up career, he is also a member of  U.S. Paralympic team, and has several sculptures and painting that he creates.

As a part of Disability Awareness Month, and co-sponsored with the Academic Achievement and Access Center, SUA is bringing Josh Blue on Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. To view the event details, click here.


“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” October 13 to October 15, 2011

News Release

For immediate release
Oct. 5, 2011

For more information:
Christy Khamphilay
SUA Assistant Coordinator of Communications for Traditional Media
(785) 864-7469

SUA hosts movie screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

What: Student Union Activities (SUA) will host a movie screening of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is directed by Rob Marshall and showcases actor Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who starts a voyage with his pirate crew in search of the Fountain of Youth. This PG-13 film is an inexpensive event for students and families to enjoy and is part of SUA’s Campus Movie series, which presents newly released blockbuster films every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of select weekends. Tickets are available for purchase at the Hawk Shop, Kansas Union, level 4 on the night of the show and are $2 for KU students, $3 for general public and free for Student Saver Cardholders.

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