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Comedian Aaron Simmonds, born with cerebral palsy, ends his set with a stage dive.

by Chuck king

Aaron Simmonds performed one of the most unlikely stage dives, ever.

The comedian born with cerebral palsy struggles to walk, often taking a wheel chair with him on stage. Apparently that doesn’t always slow him down.

Simmonds concluded his Edinburgh Fringe show by backing away from the mic stand, then launching himself into the crowd. Video of the dive is included in the story that leads today’s Stand-Up Spotlight.

Don’t know how funny the guy is as a comedian, but he certainly has guts.

Today’s Spotlight also includes Adam Carolla explaining why he and former Man Show host Jimmy Kimmel saw their politics veer away from each other; Kevin Hart’s green room rider; and a list of the Top 10 richest comedians.

Keep the funny rolling. Maybe someday you’ll make that list.

STAND-UP SPOTLIGHT – September 5, 2023

“What’s the worst that could happen?”: Disabled comedian hilariously stage dives in final Edinburgh Fringe show

STAND-UP RUNDOWN:A disabled comedian has shared a hilarious video of him stage diving into the crowd at his final show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aaron Simmonds was born with cerebral palsy, which means that he frequently has to rely on the use of a wheelchair, but has maintained a successful full-time comedy career since 2019.

Carolla Explains ‘Man Show’ Alum Jimmy Kimmel’s Leftward Tilt

Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel exited “The Man Show” in 2003.


The comedians embraced wildly different career paths following their Comedy Central series. Jimmy Kimmel went mainstream, anchoring ABC’s long-running “Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Carolla created his “pirate ship,” a media enterprise free of Hollywood’s rules and regulations.

That isn’t the only professional chasm between them.

Kevin Hart Has This Oddly Specific Backstage Demand For His Comedy Tour

These days, it’s good to be Kevin Hart. Sure, he struggled at first, failing his audition for Saturday Night Live (SNL) during his early years in the business. But the comedian was persistent. Slowly but surely, Hart worked on his onscreen portfolio while also continuing to do stand-up comedy, eventually gaining recognition for his stand-up show Laugh at My Pain.

Who Is the World’s Richest Comedian?

STAND-UP RUNDOWN:When the world’s fiftieth richest comedian is Dave Chappelle, with a reported net worth of $60 million, you know that making people laugh is big business. Wealthy Gorilla recently compiled a list of the world’s wealthiest comics and while we’ll take this ranking with a healthy grain of salt (like many celebrity net worth websites, WG doesn’t exactly say how it arrived at its figures), let’s assume that the top ten are swimming in pools full of gold coins, Scrooge McDuck-style.






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