San Diegan Finds Passion For Comedy After Losing Sight
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Aired 8/7/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Patrick DeGuire, comedian
Michael Coleman, executive director, Laughter Matters
Just about now, the city of San Diego could use a good laugh. Psychologists tell us laughter can relieve tension, stress and, according to the old adage, it can also be the best medicine. We'll talk to a local man who turned to comedy to deal with challenges.
San Diegan Patrick DeGuire lost his sight almost 20 years ago. He found it opened the door to a new career as a comedian. He uses this in his act and says it's helped him and his family deal with his new reality.