A day in the life of Denver comic Josh Blue: parenting, pot and stage time
Before the success of The Grawlix troupe or Denver-born comic/actor T.J. Miller, Josh Blue was repping the Mile High City on national comedy stages.
The 37-year-old comedian with cerebral palsy has been celebrating his decade anniversary as the winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which helped propel him into clubs and theaters nationwide, with the new one-hour special “Delete” and the occasional press blitz that included a stop on The Denver Post’s very own “Cannabist Show” last month.
In advance of his pair of Wednesday, Sept. 21 shows at Comedy Works on Larimer Square (in honor of the club’s 35th anniversary), Blue also allowed Post videographer Vincent Chandler to spend a day with him (Aug. 27) as he played with his kids, smoked weed — on the street and in full view of a line of police cars, at one point — and dropped into the High Plains Comedy Festival for a set at 3 Kings Tavern.
Vince Chandler, The Denver Post
Professional stand-up comedian Josh Blue plays with his children Simon and Seika on their trampoline. Blue allowed The Denver Post to follow him through a rare Saturday at his home in Denver and an appearance headlining the High Plains Comedy Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016.Show Caption April 12, 2019 at 4:43 pm DiNK returns for its fourth year April 13-14 with comics-focused panels, screenings and more at McNichols Civic Center Building. April 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm Elitch Gardens unveils Kaleidoscape, its latest ride developed by Santa-Fe based Meow Wolf. The ride opens April 20. April 5, 2019 at 11:59 am The Denver Film Society's artistic director was an observer – a consummate watcher – which could be mistaken for aloofness. April 1, 2019 at 11:56 am In this corner, fact: gritty street photography, probing portraiture, natural landscape photography and unbiased photojournalism -- the things that have driven the art form for two centuries.
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