Date(s) - 22/07/2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hot on the heels of the very successful self-titled Netflix documentary, the first comedy troupe of people with Asperger’s performs Glasgow. See a live show of original sketches, followed by the ever-popular Q&A. This 90 minute show will be appropriate for anyone who’s started puberty.
‘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.’ – New York Times
‘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.’ – Philadelphia Weekly
Check out the Asperger’s Are Us website
Find them on Facebook
Parental Guidance – suggested 13+
This is a seated event. Tickets sold as General Admission (you will not be allocated a specific seat in the auditorium)
There will be one interval
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Don’t forget Websters Bistro is now open for lunch, pre-theatre and a la carte meals
22 Jul 2017 - 20:00