Main content

Able to Laugh

Able to Laugh

Enter the world of disability as interpreted by six professional comics, who happen to be disabled. This video is about the awkward ways disabled and able-bodied people relate to each other, and how humor can remove barriers of fear, guilt, vulnerability and misunderstanding. This will be an outstanding discussion starter for classes in psychology, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation, as well as for healthcare and corporate settings.

Four Stars, Video Rating Guide


Main credits

Dougan, Michael J. (film producer)
Dougan, Michael J. (film director)
Crow, Kenneth Littleton (on-screen participant)
Rutledge, Joel (on-screen participant)
McGuire, Alexis (on-screen participant)
Roche, David (on-screen participant)
Lee, Mike (on-screen participant)
Stuart, Benjamin (on-screen participant)
Casey, Ginger (narrator)

Other credits

Editors, Bryan Boyce, Maryann Dolan.

Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Disabilities and the Arts


documentary; film; captioned video; disability; disabilities; disabled; crippled; handicap; handicapped; challenged; accessible; accessibility; physical rehabilitation; performing; performance; stand-up comic; comedy; comedian; ; "Able to Laugh"; The Fanlight Collection

Related Films

Phoenix Dance

Dancer Homer Avila lost his right leg and most of his hip to cancer and…

Acting Blind

Takes audiences behind the scenes as a company of non-professional actors…