Blue blows away rival comics
By: Erika Gonzalez
"Denver comedian Josh Blue captured the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing
Wednesday, winning over viewers with self-deprecating routines about living with
Blue, who as champion receives a talent contract with NBC and a stand-up special
on Bravo, knocked out the competition with his trademark palsy punch. In a final
match-up against Chicago comic Ty Barnett on Tuesday night, Blue discussed the
special blow only he can deliver.
"First of all, you don't know where it's coming from," said Blue of his palsy
punch. "Second of all, neither do I."
The joke was one of many that helped Blue secure enough votes from viewers to
win the fourth season of the reality television contest. Although NBC didn't
release vote totals, 7.7 million people tuned in for Tuesday night's battle,
according to Nielsen Media Research.
Viewers included a dedicated batch of Blue fans who have been watching the show
every week at the Pour House Pub in LoDo, where the hometown hero's victory was
greeted with an eruption of screams, applause, high-fives and hugs."