Cherokee comedian Joe Eurell with Cerebral Palsy: Walking Isn't That Impressive

Vincent Schilling

Joe Eurell’s HILARIOUS ‘Not Special’ Half-Hour Stand-Up Special premiering now, August 7, 2018 on YouTube

Orange County-based stand-up comedian Joe Eurell, in partnership with Laughing Gas Comedy, has just released his half-hour stand-up comedy special Not Special, via YouTube at .

Eurell, Cherokee, was born with cerebral palsy and spent his youth in South Carolina. He was adopted at the age of 12 and made a cross-country move to California. He first took the stage as a comedian five years ago.

In a preview segment of his special which Eurell posted on his Facebook page, he talks to the audience about how walking, “isn’t that impressive.”

“A three-year-old does it,” says Eudell to an appreciative audience and continues. “You know it’s B.S., you do stuff to overcompensate for it, like marathons. Just because you do a lot of the unimpressive thing, doesn’t make it more impressive. I am worried about you guys … you actually pay to do the unimpressive. You could do it free, meanwhile, I am paid by the government to be disabled.”

According to Laughing Gas Comedy — which produces and promotes stand-up comedy in Orange County, California — Eurell’s 30 minute special “exhibits the incisive joke-writing that makes him one of the region’s most promising comics. From his side splitting take on everyday life to split-second retorts steamrolling would-be hecklers; Eurell’s unmistakable style has established him as a crowd favorite and burn powerhouse at the World-Famous Comedy Store Roast Battle show. Eurell will be appearing in Comedy Central’s web-exclusive content supplementing Season 3 of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, filmed at The Fonda in Los Angeles on July 28.”

Joe Eurell currently resides in Huntington Beach. In addition to his efforts in comedy, he is a CSULB graduate with a BA in Political Science and is working toward his MS in Public Administration.

You can follow Joe on Facebook at @JoeEurellComedy, Instagram at @j_d_eurell and Twitter at @Joe_Eurell.

Eurell’s video was funded through Kickstarter and filmed at The Rec Room in Huntington Beach in April. ​

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