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Fonseca finds laughs in the irony of everyday life, even his own

Donna DanielsStaff Writer

Chris Fonseca may be comedy’s Renaissance Man. He appears live Friday at the New Castle SuperBowl.In his 17-year career, Fonseca has appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman and Arsenio Hall. He played, of all things, an actor on the television show Baywatch. He’s made nightclub appearances in Hollywood and Las Vegas, New York and Austin. And he’s played on college campuses across the country.He’s also appeared in concert with Hootie and the Blowfish and Brooks and Dunn.All this from a guy from Fort Morgan born with cerebral palsy. Not that Fonseca has a chip on his shoulder because of his malady. “I’m a comedian who happens to have cerebral palsy,” he has said.But his material is definitely autobiographical. His first CD is titled, “Not Tonight, I Have Cerebral Palsy,” released in 1998. His latest is “Get in the Van,” released in 2001.He’s also brought his talent to special causes, including the Stars of Hope reception at the Clinton Inauguration, the United Cerebral Palsy Conference and at the President’s Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities meeting.His TV appearances include the ninth annual American Comedy Awards, Evening at the Improv, Loco Slam on HBO, Comedy on the Road on A&F, Jerry Lewis’ Stars Across America telethon and Showtime’s Latino Comedy special.He was also featured in a PBS documentary, “Look Who’s Laughing,” which looked at the careers of Fonseca and other disabled comedians.Opening for Fonseca is Todd Justice, a comedian from Dallas, Texas. His brand of comedy focuses on the irony of everyday life in a from-the-hip style.The show begins at 8 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $10 per person or $5 each if you bring a buddy.


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