Comedian Josh Blue on the pros and cons of being an "inspiration"

There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own Showtime comedy special, Sticky Change (available on DVD May 21). In anticipation of his opening slot for Ron White this Friday, May 17, we caught up with the fearless funny man at his Cheesman Park home -- where he was throwing a hatchet into a wooden target with his good arm before taking us down to his studio, where a plethora of his paintings and sculptures were on display -- to discuss hecklers, pushing yourself, and some cruel baseball players at Boulder High School.

See also: - Comedian Chris Hardwick on hipsters, sobriety and the true meaning of being a nerd - Marc Maron's new TV series will make you want to shoot yourself in the face - Ron White on gay marriage, marijuana and opening acts -- including Josh Blue

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