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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

Lost Voice Guy: Helpful or Harmful?

Lee Ridley is a unique talent. He is a stand up comic with no voice. That’s right he can’t talk.  So how does he perform? Watch this video below to see how Lee otherwise known as Lost Voice Guy works the crowd (can’t see the video? click here).

As you saw in the video Lee has Cerebral Palsy and uses a communication device to present to the crowd. Most of Lee’s routine focuses on his disability. He makes numerous jokes about his disability and the crowd has a good time laughing.

Of course if someone else were to crack the same jokes they would be in big trouble. Lee feels that while making jokes about himself and his disability it helps to give the audience a better understanding of people with disabilities.

What do you think?
Will Lee’s performance give license for others to make similar jokes about people with disabilities or does it give viewers an appreciation and/or understanding of individuals with special needs? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.

 

Tzvi Schectman

Written on May 4, 2012 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+
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