EDMONTON COMEDIAN BRINGS STAND-UP TO THE HARD OF HEARING

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

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 they’re as funny on paper as I’d like to think they are,” Calleiou said to CTV Edmonton’s Graham Neil.

The idea for the captioned stand-up comedy show came after Crystal Jones, who is hard of hearing, sent a Twitter message to Calleiou saying that she had always wanted to watch him perform, and whether he would be interested in doing a show.

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