About BB4K Benefit Starring Josh Blue
The heart of Building Blocks For Kids is our commitment to improving lives block-by-block, need-by-need. Regardless of diagnosis, we raise funds for children with disabilities to help them achieve happier, more independent lives. Because not every disability has a name, but every child does. With unwavering support, we walk hand in hand with families to alleviate stress and accomplish new milestones. Our compassionate community celebrates the stories of each child as they build better and brighter futures-one block at a time.
Since 2003, Building Blocks for Kids (BB4K) has helped over 650 children with special needs create happier, healthier, and more independent lives. With community fundraising and events, we bridge the gap between needs and resources to improve quality of life for children and support families when they don't know where to turn. Our grants go to any need regardless of diagnosis, including therapy, home modifications, medical devices, and more. We work to give all of our families the chance to build better and brighter futures-one block at a time.
Building Blocks for Kids envisions a community where the needs of children with physical, emotional and developmental challenges are being met. Our mission is to bridge the funding gap for products and services that help improve the quality of life for these children.
JOSH BLUE BIO:
Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Having already established himself as one of the most sought after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic in the summer of 2006 expanded his fan base exponentially.
Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike and was named the 11th best special on the network in 2011. Most recently, Josh debuted a one-hour Showtime special, Sticky Change, where he cracks jokes and tells stories about everything from being a white African-American, to dealing with cabbies who think he'll pay in sticky change.
The special is currently available on Netflix. He has appeared twice on Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT and recently made his late night television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness; Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. 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 has appeared as a regular guest star on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia and his story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest for his appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly, and made a standout guest appearance on Comics Unleashed. He became the first comic to debut a stand-up special on the big screen when 7 More Days in the Tank was shown in theatres across the country. Blue is set to appear in the sports based comedy 108 Stitches. Portions of the performance also aired on Bravo Network as a half-hour comedy special. Josh is a repeat guest on such nationally syndicated radio programs as NPR's Talk of the Nation and The Mancow Show and has been featured in numerous print publications including People Magazine and The New York Times. Josh has also performed at the prestigious HBO-Aspen Comedy Festival, Comedy Central's South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Josh has even become quite an Internet sensation with his top two YouTube videos over 3.5 million plays.
Josh was also a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team and competed in Athens at the Paralympic Games, the world's second largest sporting event. Josh is a single father living in Denver, CO with his son, Simon and daughter, Seika.