Stand-up and Sketch Comedy from "Asperger's Are Us" (HBO, SXSW, Amazon Prime) and Jamie Loftus (Comedian and Cartoonist, Adult Swim)
About this Event
Nomad World Pub continues its comedy series May 27th at 8:30 pm with a special tour stop from Asperger's Are Us and Jamie Loftus!
Hot on the heels of their HBO show, 'On Tour with Asperger's Are Us,' the first comedy troupe composed of people with Asperger Syndrome brings Madison a night of absurdist sketch comedy 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... 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
Jamie Loftus is a cartoonist and comedian living in Los Angeles, and is currently a writer for Robot Chicken on Adult Swim, as well as the co-host of 'The Bechdel Cast' on the howstuffworks network.