The producers and contributors of the Comedians with Disabilities Act have announced the upcoming tour of its wildly popular show in October 2022...
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“That's what we do as human beings, that which we don't know is what we fear. And that's what's so beautiful about this show that we do is that a lot of people have never met someone in a wheelchair, or a blind person, or someone who stutters, it's fearful it's unusual. And once we finish our show they feel like they actually do know somebody who's blind or in a wheelchair.”
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A blind guy, a little person, a stutterer and a man in a wheelchair enter a comedy club. If that sounds like the set-up to a joke, it sort of is: This is the actual foursome that makes up the Comedians With Disabilities Act, which celebrates the release of its debut live CD...
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Growing up, Oakland resident and disabled stand-up comic Jade Theriault loved comedy, but they preferred sketch shows like “Saturday Night Live” and cartoons like “South Park” to the one-person shows. They, at first, doubted a comic performing their own work could even be real.
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“I can walk, but we have a number of wheelchair users on the tour and not all stages are accessible in comedy clubs and bars and venues,” Nina noted. “To me that is a major issue. You’re not even able to step foot onto the stage and how are you supposed to access the world of comedy and the world of acting and all of those things? Representation needs to be accessible to the performers, not just to the audience....
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Careful, comics. If you want to call a little person a midget, tease someone with a stutter or use the dreaded “R” word, you will face the wrath of the Comedians with Disabilities Act...
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Comedian Michael O’Connell has a simple formula for local comedic domination. “I’m not really making fun of myself, I’m really just making fun of you,” he says. The good ol’ reverse last laugh.
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