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Comedian on Britain's got talent..

ShadowdragonShadowdragon Posts: 17Member Courageous
Just wondering if anyone saw the disabled chap doing the jokes. And what you thought about people with disabilities making disabled jokes?

I suppose the question is, are performances like this doing something positive for awareness of disabilities or just being akin to a modern day freak show?

Also loved his Tshirt


  • peterpetepeterpete Posts: 37Member Courageous
    I thought he was amazing glad he done so well
  • deb74deb74 Posts: 441Member Pioneering
    hi didn't see it but i watch the last leg. Adam Hills and Alex Brooker who do the programme are both disabled and are always making fun of there disabilities. i think it is good that we are able to laugh at ourselves.
  • susan48susan48 Posts: 2,212Member Disability Gamechanger
    i have watched the Last Leg too, it’s so funny.
    Yes they make fun out of themselves, better to laugh than cry.

  • deb74deb74 Posts: 441Member Pioneering
  • coletcolet Posts: 21Member Connected
    I love him as I have got a talking aid myself 
  • TonikpTonikp Posts: 8Member Connected
    I loved the guy on BGT and I love the Last Leg, I went with a friend to see it before Christmas. I think both are brilliant!
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,826Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Shadowdragon This is good humour, needs to be. Laughter is the best medicine.  I have in the past and still do occasionally get asked to stand up.

    Love jokes and stories about my life and the rest. See my many posts.

    What has happened in many of these charities. All PC nuts, can not say any thing. Crack a funny, get a call from the team manager you can't say that.

     Humour if it is offensive and crosses a certain boundary.  Then no I do not think so.  Then again what is humour to every one.

    Seen and travelled this country of ours met and watched many comics and comedians. 

    I always have jokes and stories pull my self about to bits.  Anxiety and depression is not good some times. When you meet others. All of us in a room all full of hope and heart. Wishing on a prayer.

    Not wanting to be there.  Good to have an icebreaker of sorts in your mind.

    A story or joke full of wit. Just to break the ice.  Nothing wrong with a shaft of wit.  I said a shaft of wit lol

    Jokes about disability.  Nothing wrong is there?  If you are disabled yourself. I do jokes as I said about me. 

    We all take our self too seriously.  As a community. Understand a place for being sensitive, kind and caring.  Consideration , tactful and diplomacy.

  • fishingmumfishingmum Posts: 562Member Pioneering
    I don't see a problem with someone using their own life experiences to be funny,or create an act. Most comedians use personal experience to make an act, or their family and friends experience. I think saying just because someone is disabled they can not make fun of their own experiences is a poor attitude and tbh hypocritical.

    I thought he was funny, and it remind me of a young man on the show last year maybe year before?? who came on and said, I know you all think Harry Potter had a quidditch accident.

    Bring them on and let them make folk laugh as much as any other act.
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
  • ShadowdragonShadowdragon Posts: 17Member Courageous
    I did enjoy the act myself i purposely dint say i did or didn't as i didn't want the thread to go down a debate path i just wanted opinions.

    Wow lots of Didn'ts in that sentence.

    I too take my disability light heartily. I call my disability parking badge my "lame and lazy" for example. When the wife or PA puts my scooter back in the car i usually say "Right a quick run round car park and we can be off" that kinda thing.
    I liked the Tshirt so much I bought one :smile:

  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,826Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Shadowdragon This is a interesting question that is why you have a lot of answers and also a lot of comments.

    Every body  views and opinions have to say or try to know to have a joke or stories in their arsenal. For those moments in parties and gatherings. Standing around helps.

    Understand all that and just appreciate the positivity of the community.
  • ShadowdragonShadowdragon Posts: 17Member Courageous
    @thespiceman thank you, i am a bit wary of opinions played too many hours of games like World of warcraft where there are lots of keyboard warriors just waiting for a chance of a flame war.

  • veritercveriterc Posts: 172Community champion Pioneering
    Loved the 'Guy with no Voice'.  His humour probably makes the rest of the world realise far better what we have to overcome, than any amount of serious stuff.  And - if you really want your hair to stand up on end, there is tons of  black humour that flies around on a long-term ward, cancer ward etc.  
  • whistleswhistles Posts: 1,603Member Disability Gamechanger
    I didn't see it.
    But all humour is at someone else's expense. 
    The difference I suspect here is people were laughing with him and not at him. 

    I do joke at my own life, people laugh alongside and with. I'm just me and it's one of life's side effects- if I am in yours!!

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Posts: 2,902Member Disability Gamechanger
    Loved the guy with no voice. What an inspiration.
    I am a fibro warrior !💜♏️
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