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Stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy made his debut at Mission in Sunderland on 4 February this year.
His slogan -- "(Probably) the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid" says it all.
Lee Ridley suffers from cerebral palsy and lost his voice at a young age, but it hasn't stopped him from being able to use it in comedy -- through a text-to-speech app called Speak It!. The iPad has taken the place of his natural voice on stage, and athough people may not know what to make of it when he begins, the video below shows that it can be used to his advantage.
Lost Voice Guy has become a popular comedian through his iPad use, and currently performs in London.
On 4/19/11 at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, pianist Lang Lang stepped out and played his first (out of three) encores through an iPad, choosing to tap away on glass instead of using his usual instrument and ivory keys.
His rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" at the concert gained him laughter and applause from the surprised audience. The pianist is known for encouraging young people to become interested in classical music, so how better than to appeal to their love of gadgets?