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Asperger's Are Us


April 23, 2017 (7:00PM)

This comedy troupe out of Boston is the first EVER to be formed by people with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum.

The four members; Michael Ingemi, Noah Britton, Jack Hanke, and Ethan Finlan, met at summer camp in 2010 and have been performing together ever since. Their custom-made “I DON’T WANT YOUR PITY” shirts highlight the fact that they would much rather the audience appreciates them as comedians than as people who have overcome adversity. With press in USA Today, NPR, The Boston Globe and TedX, Asperger’s Are Us hope to show everyone the positive aspects of Asperger's Syndrome.

A documentary about the troupe premiered at SXSW this past March and has been acquired by Netflix, produced by Mark Duplass.



Sunday, April 23
7:00pm
Tickets: $20
 
 

Please Note:
This show is appropriate only for those who've started puberty.

"Asperger’s Are Us is funny. More than funny: Hilarious. That has to be mentioned first, because it can sometimes be obscured by the fact that the four-man sketch troupe... is, in their words, 'the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people.' [Their sketches] often consist of precisely worded, dark, observational comedy balanced with absurd humor. Even when there is no mention of Asperger’s, sketches often play off the affectlessness associated with their diagnosis, mixing up objects and people in bizarre combinations. It’s smart, weird, deadpan humor at its best.” -CultureMap Austin

"I think this is one of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time. It was fantastic from the beginning to the end" - GeekScholars review of Duplass Brothers Productions' forthcoming documentary Asperger's Are Us 

Check out Asperger's Are Us on Facebook and Twitter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxL7dj2359I


Fee:

$20





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