Jeff has the stuff to succeed even without the disability. Either way, he could have been comedian. It takes a certain attitude, and he has it, in or out of a wheelchair.
The Baltimore Sun
Charlebois relies on some subtle material, intersperses jabs at himself and tries to relax people about his disability. “People sometimes think of folks in wheelchairs as unapproachable,” he says. By taking the heaviness out of how people may view his disability, they can see beyond his wheelchair.
The Hartford Courant
Jeff Charlebois, a comedian, writer, and multi-talented speaker gave the commencement address. He has struggled with his paralysis to regain the ability to not only independently, but find great success. After his accident, the comedian says he took a chance on the stage of a night club, a chance to make people laugh, that changed his life.
United Press International
Dayton Daily News
The wheelchair is not the focus of my humor, it’s pretty hard to ignore,” he says. Growing up he was always the class clown and his sense of humor helped during the dark periods when he feared that he would never walk again. This fear was replaced by writing and performing comedy. It is this focus that gives him a purpose and a lot of happiness.