N.O. Comedy Scene

Jonah Bascle, who has Becker muscular dystrophy, uses jokes, ramps and street protests to raise disability awareness in New Orleans

posted on October 8, 2010 - 3:55pm
Jonah Bascle (rhymes with “rascal”) unleashes his zany brand of stand-up comedy on New Orleans nightclub and restaurant patrons four or five times a week. As an unusual consequence of these gigs, more and more of the historical city’s old buildings are becoming accessible to people in wheelchairs. As a guy who uses a wheelchair himself due to Becker muscular dystrophy, Bascle, 24, knows first...

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