June 11, 2017
What do you do when you're a comedian with Tourette’s syndrome? Become your own heckler.
That's what Philly-based stand-up comic Benny Feldman does. According to BillyPenn, Feldman received his diagnosis not long after he discovered his love for comedy. Turns out, the former doesn't impede the latter — in fact, Feldman uses it to his advantage.
His style is akin to the late Mitch Hedberg, with dry one liners that cut to the punchline like a saw through butter. His Tourette’s causes him to curse and produces a tick, but he plays on both while on stage, incorporating it into his act seamlessly.
You can watch his entire set below (Note: contains explicit language):