Edmonton comedian brings stand-up to the hard of hearing

Edmonton comedian brings stand-up to the hard of hearing
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TORONTO -- Edmonton stand-up comedian Lars Calleiou is bringing his jokes to the hard of hearing by adapting his routine to include live captioning.

I always wanted my jokes to read funny so this is a test to see if theyre as funny on paper as Id like to think they are, Calleiou said to CTV Edmontons Graham Neil.

Im really excited, Jones said before Calleious performance this week. Ive never been to a comedy show so its going to be a first-hand experience for me.

A captioned show may seem like an easy solution to be inclusive to the deaf and hard of hearing, but Cindy Gordon from the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association says that people in that community miss everything when it comes to comedy.

Typically hard of hearing people can never go to comedy; we miss every punchline, Gordon said. We want to be part of society, weve been cut out too long.
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