Asperger's Are Us

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Asperger’s Are Us
Asperger's Are Us.jpg
From left, Ethan Finlan, Noah Britton, New Michael Ingemi, and Jack Hanke
Years active2010-2018, 2019-present
GenresSatire, surreal humour, puns
MembersTripp Carey (former member)
Ethan Finlan
Jack Hanke
Noah Britton
New Michael Ingemi
WebsiteOfficial Facebook page

Asperger’s Are Us is an American comedy troupe. They are the first comedy troupe consisting entirely of people with Asperger syndrome,[1] though their shows don't reference autism at all.[2]

Biography[edit]

Asperger’s Are Us formed on the North Shore of Massachusetts in the summer of 2010 after New Michael Ingemi, Jack Hanke, and Ethan Finlan graduated from a summer camp where Noah Britton was their counselor.[3]

They have performed over 100 original sketch comedy shows in ten countries[4] [5] and have been interviewed many times by press around the world.[6][7][8]

They explain that their name reflects their "Aspie style of humor, which focuses on dark absurdism and wordplay, which Aspies seem to enjoy a lot".[9]

A Duplass Brothers Productions documentary about the troupe was released on Netflix in late 2016.[10]. A follow-up, 'On Tour with Asperger's Are Us,' debuted in April 30, 2019 on HBO.[11][12]

Asperger's Are Us disbanded in 2018, but reunited and continued to tour in 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Facebook.com. Asperger’s Are Us. 2010. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  2. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Facebook.com. Asperger’s Are Us. 2017. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  3. ^ Weintraub, Karen (2012-04-13). "Asperger's Are Us comedy troupe plays off their disability". USA Today. McLean, Va.: Gannett Company. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  4. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Asperger’s Are Us. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  5. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Asperger’s Are Us. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  6. ^ Pfeiffer, Sacha (2011). "'Asperger's Are Us' Adds Laughter To A Serious Condition". All Things Considered. Boston University. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  7. ^ "Asperger's sketch troupe provides an atypical take on comedy". Boston Metro. Echo Media. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-05-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ Smith, Jada F. (2016-07-15). "Asperger's Are Us Comedy Troupe Jokes About Everything but That". The New York Times. New York: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  9. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Facebook.com. Asperger’s Are Us. 2017. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  10. ^ Evans, Greg (2016). "Netflix Nabs 'Asperger's Are Us' Documentary At SXSW". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  11. ^ "HBO to Debut ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER'S ARE US". Broadway World. Wisdom Digital Media. 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  12. ^ "Documentary Series "On Tour with Asperger's Are Us," Following a Comedy Troupe of People with Asperger Syndrome on Their First Cross-Country Tour, Debuts April 30 on HBO". The Futon Critic. April 9, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]