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Crippled Monkey | 12:52 UK time, Monday, 29 January 2007

Featuring a big picture of his fellow podcast presenter Liz Carr at the top of the article, the latest edition of the New Statesman features Mat Fraser discussing "disabled comedians ... winning over mainstream audiencea". There are names that many Ouch readers will be familiar with - deaf comic Steve Day, Francesca Martinez, Laurence Clark and Adam Hills. Oh, and a podcast on a certain popular disability website gets a mention:

"Take our phone-in game Vegetable, Vegetable, Vegetable, in which we try to guess the caller's impairment by asking yes/no questions ("Can you walk? Can you feed yourself?" and so on). The game is apparently offensive enough to warrant frowning discussions on Radio 4 arts programmes, but I bet it would make you laugh."

Crippled Monkey is glowing with pride as I write ... click here to read the full article.


I think the article is good but hope that readers of it wont think that Ouch is a bit risque. I know that some people find it un politically correct but all of us readers love reading it, and the podcast is more widely known.

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