September 17

Asperger's Are Us

Asperger's Are Us

Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe composed of autistic people. They have been performing original absurdist and satirical sketch comedy together since 2010. They do not poke fun at Aspberger’s, and did not form the group to prove that autistic people can be funny; they formed for the same reason anyone does comedy: to make people laugh! This silly, deadpan troupe has been interviewed by national media outlets, performed all over the U.S., and recently completed a European tour. A Duplass Brothers’ documentary about the troupe was released on Netflix in 2016.

09/17/2017 7:00 PM
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You've seen them on Netflix, now catch them LIVE at VCC for ONE NIGHT ONLY: Asperger's Are Us!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENTARY TRAILER

GREAT IF YOU ENJOY...Kids in the Hall, Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Whitest Kids U'Know


ABOUT THE TROUPE

Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe composed of autistic people. They have been performing original absurdist and satirical sketch comedy together since 2010. They do not poke fun at Aspberger’s, and did not form the group to prove that autistic people can be funny; they formed for the same reason anyone does comedy: to make people laugh! This silly, deadpan troupe has been interviewed by national media outlets, performed all over the U.S., and recently completed a European tour. A Duplass Brothers’ documentary about the troupe was released on Netflix in 2016.


SHOW: Sun, Sept 17th | 7pm
TICKETS: $10 (plus taxes & fees)

To purchase tickets, select the date/time in upper right, then enter quantity & click "Add to Cart." No physical tickets will be mailed; simply bring your confirmation to the box office the night of the performance.


THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS...

"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 CBS’s '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."


PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY SAYS...

"Weird as the per­form­ances were, they were in line with the type of sketch I like from Kids in the Hall or Whitest Kids U’Know—oddball char­ac­ters, goofy premises, and clev­er word­play. As a neur­o­typ­ic­al per­son who is gen­er­ally ig­nor­ant of aut­ism, I didn’t know what to make of the As­per­ger’s as­pect of the act. As a dis­crim­in­at­ing fan of al­tern­at­ive com­edy, I ate it up."


*** IMPORTANT TICKETING & POLICY INFO ***

TICKETS: Vermont Comedy Club works with a will-call system, meaning we do not print physical tickets. To gain entry, simply check in at the box office the night of the show with your ticket confirmation (printout or phone) or a valid ID.

LATE ENTRY: Entering the room mid-show is distracting. Please be respectful and arrive on time! If you arrive at a show more than 30 minutes after the scheduled showtime, you WILL NOT be admitted and will not be issued a refund. (Unless otherwise indicated, doors open 30 minutes before showtime.)

AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE: We want EVERYONE to have a good time. We encourage you to laugh a lot and interact with performers when invited to do so. During the show, please DO NOT chat with friends or shout unsolicited things at the performers. Disruptive patrons WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE and will not receive a refund.

REFUNDS: We do not provide ticket refunds! No exceptions. If the venue or performer has to reschedule a show, you will be given the option to transfer your ticket to the new show date or get a credit for the same amount to a future show at VCC.

Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe composed of autistic people. They have been performing original absurdist and satirical sketch comedy together since 2010. They do not poke fun at Aspberger’s, and did not form the group to prove that autistic people can be funny; they formed for the same reason anyone does comedy: to make people laugh! This silly, deadpan troupe has been interviewed by national media outlets, performed all over the U.S., and recently completed a European tour. A Duplass Brothers’ documentary about the troupe was released on Netflix in 2016.

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