Josh Blue is a famous comedian who has earned global fame through his work. He became famous after winning the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. The hilarious comedian has cerebral palsy.
However, he hasn’t taken it as a weakness or disability. He represents his talents without being affected by them. His work has inspired millions of people around the world and made them laugh with his comedy.
Family and Siblings
Walter Blue (Teacher)
One older brother name was not disclosed
1. Jessica 2. Emily
Date of Birth:
27th November 1978, Monday
Age (As in 2021):
43 Years Old
N’gaoundere, Cameroon, West Africa
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Como Park Senior High School
The Evergreen State College
In a Relationship
Yuko Kubota (2007-2014)
Yuko Kubota (2007-2014)
Mercy Gold (2017-Present)
Simon Blue (2008)
5 Feet 7 Inches (170 cm)
154 lbs (70 KG)
Quotes & Books
1. Sticky Change (2013) 2. Delete (2016)
“A life of pursuing my dreams and rocking the microphone every night, and receiving standing ovations is not the wrong way to live your life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Awards & Nomination
Royal Flush Comedy Competition (2004) Last Comic Standing (2006)
The talented comedian was born in 1978 in N’gaoundere, Cameroon, West Africa, to American parents. But, he grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Currently, he resides in Denver, Colorado.
Josh celebrates his birthday every year on 27th November, making him a Sagittarius. He will be 43 years old as of 2021. The famous comedian is from Christian family background. Living in Colorado, he holds an American nationality and white ethnicity.
Josh Blue’s Family Background
Josh Blue had a rough beginning after birth. His mother, Jacqui Blue, said that he was born with an emergency C section and had breathing difficulties as soon as he was born. After two days, he was breathing fine but started having seizures.
They transported him immediately to a Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York. There was a lot of stress in the family because of his condition. Fortunately, he came back after getting proper treatment.
His father, Walter Blue, was an English teacher teaching in a high school in N’gaoundere. When Josh was one year old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Later, the family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
His father started working as a professor at Hamline University in Minnesota, where he taught French and Italian. Being multilingual, he also speaks Wolof. Josh is also fluent in French and Wolof.
Talking about Josh Blue siblings, Josh has three older siblings. The comedian has one older brother and two older sisters. His brother is the most senior with a nine-year age gap, his sister Jessica is the second child with an eight-year age gap, and his sister Emily is the third child with a five-year age gap.
Despite having cerebral palsy, he was treated like any average child by his parents and any younger sibling by his brother and sisters.
Josh Blue’s Education
Due to his condition, Josh took special education classes at first. Later, he attended an ordinary elementary school. He graduated in 1997 from high school at Como Park Senior High in Saint Paul.
Moreover, he attended college at The Evergreen State College, located in Olympia, Washington. There he studied creative writing.
Josh Blue’s Career
The hilarious comedian always had a natural talent for comedy. So, his friends encouraged him in college to go up for stand-up comedy. He went on stage for the first time in college during an open mic and mesmerized everyone with his talents.
Going up on stage boosted his confidence to aim for tremendous success in comedy. He then participated in many events and shows and won titles as well as global recognition. One of his most famous titles is winning the fourth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006.
The talented comedian was also the first stand-up comedian to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Moreover, he appeared on other TV series such as Live with Regis and Kelly. His comedy albums are Good Josh, Bad Arm, released in 2011, and Sticky Chance, released in 2013.
Who is Josh Blue’s Wife?
Josh was happily married to Yuko Kubota and had two children together. Yuko is Japanese, and they met through a mutual friend in Boulder. He says that he fell in love with her at first sight.
Blue flew to Japan to talk to her parents about marriage. However, since Yuko was Japanese and had cultural differences, it took a lot of effort to get married. Finally, in 2007, they tied the knot and exchanged vows.
They had a son named Simon, whom he named after his favorite recording artist Paul Simon. Again they had a daughter whom they named Seika. The family was living happily until the couple split up in 2014.
They haven’t unveiled the reason for their divorce to the media. Currently, Josh is living with his daughter and son with 50 percent custody in Denver, Colorado. Yuko, on the other hand, is now a deputy bureau chief in Beijing.
Blue says that he has felt great about being a father and enjoys spending time with his children. Despite traveling for work, he makes time for his children. He sometimes takes mental notes for his next show whenever they say something funny.
Josh is currently dating Mercy Gold, and they are thrilled together. Moreover, they have been dating for a while now since he posted a picture of them together back in 2017. She even gets along with his children and spends holidays with them.
The stand-up comedian is not only talented but has great looks as well. He is 5 ft and 7 inches tall and weighs 70 kgs. His eye color is green, and his hair color is brown.
How Much is Josh Blue Net Worth?
Blue is one of the wealthiest comedians. He has a net worth of $1 million. Moreover, he owns a house in Denver, Colorado. He bought a large house there, which was built in 1896.
The house has big arches on the front porch and a big balcony up top. The main house has four rental apartments where tenants live. Blue mentions that his tenants are as fantastic as his home is.
Josh Blue’s Other Quick Facts & Trivia:
The fantastic comedian mostly makes self-deprecating jokes in his shows.
He is competing in America’s Got Talent in 2021.
Josh also appeared in the music video for “The Psychoanalyst” for Rose Hill Drive in Boulder.
The audience named him the 13th best comedian at Comedy Central’s Stand-Up Comedy Showdown 2010.
His daughter Seika celebrates her birthday every year on 5th May.
Every year, he performs 200 comic shows.
His closest friends often refer to him with his nickname, “a d-bag.”
Blue’s debut in television was on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia and late night television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Due to his condition, the school cut him off from the soccer team in fourth grade. Later, he competed on the U.S. Paralympics Men’s Soccer Team in Athens, Greece.
Besides being a comedian, Josh is also passionate about music and also has recorded many songs.