About Gord "Blindness is the best thing that ever happened to me."

Gord Paynter is a stand-up comic and he is different.

Losing his eyesight in his early twenties as a result of diabetes, Gord thought his lifelong dream of becoming a comedian was gone forever. In truth, blindness opened his eyes to a whole new world of opportunity, humour and motivation.

It all began on amateur night at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club. Gord's unique style of comedy surprised the audience and triggered fits of laughter. Laughter that sparked the rediscovery of his dream.

Today, Gord tours throughout North America performing as both a stand-up comic and a motivational speaker.

When not touring, Gord splits his time equally between his wife Catherine and the golf course. (Maybe not equally...) In 1999 he made international headlines when he struck a 184 yard hole-in-one at North-Ridge golf course in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario.

And what did he shoot for that round?

Six thousand and four!

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