Who’s your favorite comedian? Think about a list of your top five favorite funny men and women of all time. Do any of the people that fall into that list have disabilities? Probably not. People like
Jim Bernardin are trying to change that. He was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, an inherited form of muscular degeneration, approximately 13 years ago. Essentially, this means his eyesight has continue to depreciate over the years and will continue to do so until his central vision is completely gone.
Yet, he’s not letting this physical disability impair his ability to follow his dreams of becoming a famous comedian. The 25 year-old takes comedy improv classes at Second City, one of the premier improv studios in the nation, and is not alone in his endeavors! In a PBS documentary that aired in 1994, six different professional comedians were highlighted, each having some form of physical disability. Despite what some might consider limitations, such as the man with muscular dystrophy and another with cerebral palsy, these comedians stun audiences with their sense of wit and creativity.
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