Asperger's Are Us

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Asperger’s Are Us
Asperger's Are Us in 2011.jpg
From left, Noah Britton, New Michael Ingemi, Jack Hanke, and Ethan Finlan
Years active 2010-Present
Genres Satire, surreal humour, puns
Members Tripp Carey (former member)
Ethan Finlan
Jack Hanke
Noah Britton
New Michael Ingemi
Website Official Facebook page

Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe formed by people with Asperger's syndrome.[1]

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.[2]

They have performed original sketch comedy shows in many cities, including Massachusetts while touring the United States, and have been interviewed several times by both local and national press.[3][4][5]

They have used their interviews and performances as an opportunity for autism-rights activism, saying they believe strongly in the positive aspects of Asperger syndrome,[6] though they have also said they would “much rather (the audience) appreciate us as comedians than as people who've overcome adversity."[2]

A Duplass Brothers Productions documentary about the troupe was released on Netflix in late 2016.[7] Asperger’s Are Us follows the comedy troupe in the weeks leading up to their final show before Jack Hanke leaves for school, as they try out new material. "Asperger's Are Us is the directorial debut for Alex Lehmann who has done camerawork and cinematography in the past for reality shows Project Runway, comedies The League and the intersection of the two genres Last Comic Standing[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asperger's Are Us". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Asperger's Are Us comedy troupe plays off their disability". USA Today. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "'Asperger's Are Us' Adds Laughter To A Serious Condition". All Things Considered. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Asperger's sketch troupe provides an atypical take on comedy". Boston Metro. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ Smith, Jada F. (2016-07-15). "Asperger's Are Us Comedy Troupe Jokes About Everything but That". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Men with Asperger's Form Comedy Troupe". Salem News. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  7. ^ "Netflix Nabs 'Asperger's Are Us' Documentary At SXSW". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  8. ^ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-aspergers-review-20161114-story.html

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