Josh Blue, season 4 winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006 adds another title to his ever-growing repertoire – movie lead. Our beloved funny man and self-deprecating comedian plays Jimmy Zellman, a left-handed pitcher with a 1-12 record in the newly released movie, “108 Stitches.”
The movie name is indicative of the number of stitches that are on a baseball and alludes to the fact that the team, as the Salt Lake Tribune describes, “are in last place in on-field performance, but lead the league in drunken behavior and pranks.” Blue joins actor Ryan Carlberg who plays spirited catcher Frank Bender in trying to motivate a cast of strange teammates to victory.
Although this is not Blue’s first acting role, – he appeared in the 2008 “Feast II: Sloppy Seconds” and “Feast III: The Happy Finish” which were direct to video releases – this is his first leading role.
“Josh is merely playing an extension of himself – funny, light, happy-go-lucky, compassionate and charming,” said Jake Katofsky, producer of “108 Stitches,” to the Denver Business Journal. “And like his comedy routines, his disability isn’t hush hush. Rather, it is an integral part of him and his character.
Blue is on a roll of late. He created an hour-long comedy special, “Sticky Change,” which is available on Netflix.
As always, we wish Josh Blue and Jake Katofsky much success!
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