HBO To Debut Series On Asperger’s Comedy Troupe
A documentary series following the ups and downs of a unique comedy troupe comprised entirely of individuals on the autism spectrum is headed to television.
The six-part series “On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us” follows four funnymen with Asperger’s syndrome — a condition that clinicians recently folded under the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder — on their first cross-country tour.
Known as “Asperger’s Are Us,” the group is the first comedy troupe made up exclusively of people with autism. The members — Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke and New Michael Ingemi — met at a summer camp in 2005 and since 2010, they have performed in nine countries. They were previously the subject of a 2016 documentary feature.
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The new series finds the group “crammed into a relic of an RV that’s on the verge of explosion” and “testing their understanding of friendship, comedy and carburetors” as they make stops everywhere from Boston to Los Angeles, according to HBO.
“On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us” will premiere April 29 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
The series will then air on HBO beginning at 8 p.m. ET on April 30. Two half-hour episodes will air each night through May 2.