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Stand-up comedy comes to the Brooks Center with Josh Blue’s “The Freak Accident Tour”


Josh Blue, a stand-up comedian whose work combats stereotypes about people with disabilities, is bringing “The Freak Accident Tour” to Clemson for one night only on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Blue, who has cerebral palsy, is known for exploring how living with a disability impacts everyday life in his comedy.

“Stand-up comedy is not usually something we offer at the Brooks Center, but this is an exciting opportunity to do something different and bring awareness to people with differing abilities,” said Brooks Center Executive Director Janice Crews.

This event is presented in partnership with the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and the Clemson University Accessibility Commission and is sponsored by the Clemson University Department of Access, Compliance and Education, the Clemson University Student Accessibility Services, the City of Clemson, and the Clemson University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

Tickets are only $10 for adults and FREE for Clemson students. Tickets can be bought or reserved at the Brooks Center’s website, by phone at 864-656-7787, at the Brooks Center Box Office, or at the door. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Clemson students must use a Clemson University email address to reserve a ticket online and show a CUID upon arrival.

About Josh Blue

After his groundbreaking win on 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, Blue performed 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. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth hour-long special, “Broccoli,” at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver. In 2021, following his 3rd place finish on NBC’s
“America’s Got Talent,” Blue hit the road with his “As NOT Seen on TV Tour.” He 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.

Blue represented the United States in eight countries as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team. He is a single father living in Denver with his son and daughter.

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