43 minutes | Apr 5, 2021

Josh Blue - A Real Stand-Up Guy

One of the most challenging things to be good at is comedy. It's always a balance between relatableness, bluntness, and timing. It's a hard thing to master. I truly believe that it takes a special kind of person and a special kind of mindset. Josh Blue is truly a super-human in comedy. We get into his backstory, and the amount of material that he was writing within short blocks of time is just unheard of. He got good by being willing to put himself out there time and again, seeing what worked and what flopped. That's how we get good at anything- fail fast and fail often. JOSH BLUE Today's guest is Josh Blue. Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s 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, Josh crushed his set 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, Canada. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth-hour special at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver, CO. Josh 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. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The awkward first meeting 1:09 The origin story 2:00 8:00 Locked in a cage with a gorilla - He realized he could do anything 17:15 Seeing the cogs in the machine of comedy 20:40 Covid is his and his girlfriend's fault What is covid looking like for comedy 23:40 The mental side of stand-up comedy 26:35 The mentors/sources of inspiration of Josh Blue 29:10 How comedy makes him a better man 34:00 Paralympic soccer team 34:36 Acknowledging that you are good at what you do 38:00 The unentitled mindset; Earn it. Fight for it. 41:00 PLACES YOU CAN FIND JOSH Instagram - @joshbluecomedy YouTube - Josh Blue Tube Website - www.joshblue.com MORE CONTENT Follow me on social to get the latest updates and Essential content. Instagram: @mattbeaudreau Twitter: @mattbeaudreau YouTube: Matt Beaudreau THE MISSION Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students. More About E11 Podcast
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