Comedian with Cerebral Palsy performs first show with help from an iPad

By | February 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 3 comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: , , ,

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad can do anything and everything its owners can imagine– and recently, a young man put this to the test in order to make a dream come true. Lee Ridley of Sunderland, England suffers from Cerebral Palsy and is unable to speak. But thanks to the help of the iPad, Ridley was able to perform stand-up comedy for the very first time.

Ridley normally uses the program Lightwriter to help give him the voice he does not have, but he decided to use an iPad during his routine because of the clear voice it offers as well as allowing him the ability to copy and past pre-written material, according to

Despite the iPad restarting on him during the beginning of his set, Ridley was successfully able to perform 10 minutes of stand-up. Excited by the experience, he’ll continue to perform going by the name Lost Voice Guy and will have three more shows in England during March and April. You can check out the video below.

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Chelsea Dallas Falato

Chelsea spends her days employed by a small entertainment company in New Jersey making mix CDs while listening to comedy podcasts. Her nights are spent watching more television than any one person should. Also, she's on Twitter (@chelseadallas).

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