Delivering a joke is all about timing, without timing the joke will not hit, and the audience will be silent. CJ Jones was born hearing, to two deaf parents, he became deaf at the age of seven after being diagnosed with spinal meningitis. Since both of Jones parents were already deaf having a deaf child made them even more excited because they already had a better connection with him. His parents could teach him what it is to be Deaf, help him find an identify for himself, teach him ASL, and help him become independent. Jones worked hard to become a comic, he became well know in the deaf community for his amazing humor but, being famous in the deaf world is nothing compared to the hearing world due the massive ratio of deaf to hearing. Watching Jones try and grow is fame just to make ends meat was depressing. Not only did he have to face audism when it came to landing acting jobs, it also became harder because he is African American. Seeing how he knew there needed to be a change and creating a deaf only festival was remarkable. Allowing deaf from all over the world come and share their talent, love and appreciate ASL more then the community already does was inspiring.
If you would have told me a deaf person could sing and match pitch, I would have said you are crazy. TL Forsberg was born hard of hearing, she was the only person in her family, so she started to use hearing aid to help her communicate to her family. TL learned both American Sign language and oralism while she w...
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...and his ability to not hear and Bob never getting a venue because the owner never thought he would make any money.
I believe all 4 of these talented performers should keep pushing to share their talents. ASL and deaf cultural is becoming more know in the United States. After seeing the film, I can see how much deaf people have struggles to accomplish their dreams, over come many challenges just to get people to know their name. Since learning American Sign Language I viewed deaf people the same as everybody else. The only thing that’s makes the two cultures is a language, but I am able to learn that language and become apart of their culture. I believe all 4 of these talented people need to show themselves to every community they can find, show them how a deaf person can sing and match perfect pitch or how a drummer can keep the beat going just through the vibrations
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