Ep 21: Disabled Comedians – Disability Visibility Project

Posted March 25, 2018 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 21: Disabled Comedians

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Today’s episode is d*** funny with comedians Maysoon Zayid and Danielle Perez. Maysoon and Danielle share how they got started in comedy, the barriers they face in the entertainment industry, what they find funny, and the role of comedians in resisting oppression.

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Related Links

Angley, Natalie. (March 23, 2018). She lost her feet in an accident. Now, her standup comedy helps her heal. CNN.com

Buzzfeed Video. (February 27, 2017). Struggles Of Dating When You Use A Wheelchair.

McQueen, Ann Marie. (March 15, 2018). How American-Palestinian comic Maysoon Zayid got the last laugh. EmiratesWoman.com

Zayid, Maysoon. (January 3, 2014). I got 99 problems… palsy is just one. TED talk.

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Image description: Danielle Perez sits in her wheelchair. Her long black hair is blown out. Danielle is smiling and wearing a neon green top, with a purple and black stripped scarf, and a black denim jacket.

Danielle Perez is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian best known for being the woman in a wheelchair, with no feet, who won a treadmill on [...]

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