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Sketch: Asperger’s Are Us

August 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

| $10.00

Brought to you by The Kinkonauts! The first comedy troupe of people with Asperger’s brings a live show of original sketches to Calgary as part of its first Canadian tour, hot on the heels of the very successful self-titled Netflix documentary. This 90 minute show will be appropriate for anyone who’s started puberty. Tickets on sale now, $10 CAD!

8:00-9:30pm August 12, 2017 in the Rose Room at the Alexandra Centre
Tickets only $10, Cash at door or online at Eventbrite

‘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

The Alexandra Centre is located in Inglewood at 922 9th Ave SE. The entrance is on the NE corner of the building. Free parking can be found in the lot or on the street. The Alexandra Centre is accessible.


August 12, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Kinkonauts
(403) 807-7504


The Rose Room at The Alexandra Centre
922 9th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G0S4
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