Aspergers Are Us
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The first comedy troupe composed of people with Asperger Syndrome performs live in Bristol!
"Audiences don't usually know what to expect from Asperger's Are Us, a Boston sketch comedy troupe made up solely of artists on the autism spectrum.
Will they use self-deprecating humor about life with Asperger's syndrome?
Are they hoping to shed light on a serious condition?
Will they be something like Sheldon, the socially inept character on 'The Big Bang Theory'?
The answer, it turns out, is none of the above. Instead of focusing on the condition, the four men who make up the troupe perform skits and monologues that reflect their thoughts, perspectives and offbeat sensibilities, often characterized by deadpan and absurd humor.
The guys are not looking for sympathy laughs or polite applause. Their show is not an autism awareness campaign, they say.
They want people to laugh simply because they're funny."
New York Times
This sketch show will end with the always-popular Q&A.
Appropriate for ages 13+.