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San Diegan Finds Passion For Comedy After Losing Sight

Evening Edition

Aired 8/7/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Patrick DeGuire, comedian

Michael Coleman, executive director, Laughter Matters

Transcript

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.

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