Asperger's Are Us
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Asperger's Are Us
"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 found myself laughing hard because they have a great sense of comedic timing, sometimes a little deadpan, sometimes a little punny, their style of humor is a little different across the troupe members which was great...
"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
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 summer camp where Noah Britton was their counselor. The four of them have been performing original sketch comedy shows ever since. They have performed throughout New England and continue to spread awareness for autism rights, saying they believe strongly in the positive aspects of Asperger Syndrome. They have also noted they'd "much rather (the audience) appreciate us as comedians than as people who've overcome adversity."
Asperger's Are Us has been interviewed by several publications including national and local press. They've garnered much attention and praise and have recently caught the eye of creative duo – The Duplass brothers who produced their film which will air later this year on Netflix. Their film also called "Asperger's Are Us" premiered at SXSW and has been described as "poignant, heartwarming and humorous coming-of-age film."