Josh Blue was a comedian act from Season 16 of America's Got Talent. He finished the competition in 3rd place.
Critics have said Josh Blue is not a cerebral palsy comic - he's a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy. With an undeniable likeability and impeccable comedic timing, Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. Doing more than 200 shows across the country a year, his stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.
Josh is best known for winning the 4th season of Last Comic Standing in 2006. In 2004, he took part in the Paralympic Games in Athens as part of the US Paralympic soccer team.
Josh Blue's audition in Episode 1604 consisted of performing a stand-up comedy routine. All four judges voted "Yes", sending Josh to the next round.
Josh Blue was chosen to advance to the Top 36.
Josh Blue's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1611 consisted of performing a stand-up routine with jokes about handicap-accessible objects and dealing with cruelty towards disabled people. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Josh received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1612 instead of Dokteuk Crew and Johnny Showcase.
Josh Blue's Semifinals performance in Episode 1617 consisted of performing a stand-up routine about the Paralympics. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Josh received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1618 instead of Peter Antoniou.
Josh Blue's Finals performance in Episode 1619 consisted of performing a stand-up routine with jokes about being recognized on the street, his arm, being followed by dogs, cures for cerebral palsy and Botox. Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum gave him standing ovations.
For the finale in Episode 1620, Josh Blue gets advice from Taylor Williamson, Tom Cotter, Preacher Lawson and Piff the Magic Dragon thanks to Howie Mandel's Rolodex. He received enough votes to enter the Top 5 instead of Gina Brillon. Josh finished the competition in 3rd place, ahead of Brooke Simpson and Léa Kyle, but behind Dustin Tavella and Aidan Bryant.
- Josh is the fourth comedian with a disability to reach the Top 5 the first three being Drew Lynch in Season 10 (who has a stutter), Samuel J. Comroe in Season 13 (who has Tourette's Syndrome), and Ryan Niemiller in Season 14 (who has Ectrodactyly).
- Josh ties Ryan Niemiller for the second-highest placing comedy act behind Tom Cotter, Taylor Williamson and Drew Lynch.