Saturday, July 23, 2011

Darryl Lenox and His Vision

While in Las Vegas, we saw comedian Darryl Lenox, a very funny guy who is legally blind in one eye and incorporates that into several jokes in his act.  He knows when to draw the line though, so those jokes never became tiresome.
Lennox explained that in his bad eye, his field of vision is roughly 20% of normal.  When we met him after his show, it was evident that his peripheral vision in the eye was virtually nothing. It is great that he has overcome this adversity and not only does he laugh about it, he uses it to get laughs.
As a seasoned comedian, it probably isn't a huge deal now, but I would think when he first started using his sight for material, it was probably not easy.
Lenox was gracious after the show.  He posed for and signed autographs for his fans and he did it all smiling and with nothing to sell.  It was just him mixing with his fans.  Great guy!
Matt Parker, Darryl Lenox and me in Las Vegas, NV-March 2011.

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