JOHN KAWIE - John Kawie is a stand-up comedian from New York. In 1997 he suffered a debilitating stroke. At first, he wasn't sure if he would ever return to the stage, because he had completely forgot his stand-up routine. As he recovered he began to develop fresh material based upon his new life rehabiliting and living with the continuing effects of the stroke. The result of which is: Brain Freeze, a DVD recorded live at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC which features monologues about living with a disability that deal with topics such as paratransit, healthcare, bathroom, escalator, sex, CVA, a Woman's Perfect Man, coat, Mothers with Strollers, and post-it-notes. For more information read: Life at the Curb.