On Tour With Asperger's Are Us

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (110)

On Tour With Asperger's Are Us is a 2019 documentary from HBO that follows four friends on the spectrum as they embark on their final tour as the comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us. Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, and New Michael Ingemi created Asperger's Are Us in 2010 as a way to challenge the mainstream perception of autism. Rather than being a symptom of their condition, the group's offbeat humor and deadpan delivery played well to audiences who appreciated their unique perspective.

The film begins as the group comes together for what will be their last tour together. They're all in their mid-20s and looking to move on to other things, but they want to do it on their own terms. As they embark on their final tour, they take the time to reflect on their journey, their friendship, and how their condition has both helped and hindered them.

The documentary presents a unique opportunity to see the world through the eyes of those on the spectrum. The group's humor is often focused on their own experiences, such as struggling with social cues, dealing with sensory overload, and navigating misunderstandings with neurotypical people. Throughout the film, they use their platform to foster empathy between those on and off the spectrum.

The group's sense of humor is both relatable and challenging. While it's often easy to get lost in their clever one-liners, their humor can also be off-putting to some. Asperger's Are Us often walks the line between honest self-expression and going too far, but ultimately they're committed to shining a light on the quirks that come with being on the autism spectrum.

One of the most poignant parts of the documentary is seeing the friendships between the group members. They're all vastly different, but they've found a kinship in their shared experiences. They're able to support each other in a way that only those in a similar situation can understand.

The group is also very candid about how their condition has affected their lives. While they're all successful in their own ways, they know that they've had to work harder to get where they are than their neurotypical peers. They're all acutely aware of their condition's limitations, but they don't let it define them.

Throughout the film, we see the group prepare for their final show, which is both exhilarating and bittersweet. As they say their goodbyes, it's clear how much their friendship means to each other, and how much they value the work they've done together. While they're all moving on to new things, they'll always have this shared experience to look back on.

On Tour With Asperger's Are Us is a beautiful film that challenges our preconceived notions about autism. The group's humor is both insightful and hilarious, and their camaraderie is a reminder that no matter how different we may seem on the surface, we all have something in common.

Overall, On Tour With Asperger's Are Us is a must-see for anyone interested in understanding more about the autism spectrum. It's a reminder that, even in a world that doesn't always understand us, there are people who can relate to us and support us.

On Tour With Asperger's Are Us is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 30, 2019.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 2, 2019
As their six-week tour comes to an end, Noah, Ethan, Jack and New Michael prepare for a final show in Los Angeles and reflect on their experiences, as they bid goodbye to their temperamental RV and a whirlwind life on the road. Season finale.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 2, 2019
With a week of the tour left to go, Ethan begins to doubt himself and the purpose of Asperger's Are Us' cross-country journey. Facing their worst RV issues yet, the guys fight to make it on time to a show in Seattle, where Noah's dad is due to be in attendance.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 1, 2019
The troupe sightsees in Chicago before travelling to Ohio to perform a challenging show in Cincinnati that quickly spins out of control, leaving Noah frustrated with New Michael. Noah returns to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio where he reflects on his childhood, and the guys do a show that promises to get them back on track.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 1, 2019
Noah, Ethan, Jack and New Michael spend the night at an RV park before dealing with unexpected audience feedback in North Carolina. After New Michael celebrates his love of a musical idol at a special event, the guys take to the stage in Tennessee, where New Michael vexes the others when he decides to drink during the show.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 30, 2019
The troupe arrives in New York City for a date at the legendary comedy venue Caroline's, in the heart of Times Square. In contrast to Boston, the show proves difficult, with some routines falling flat, and they leave town questioning whether the tour was a good idea. After dealing with RV woes, they arrive in Baltimore, where the guys chat with a journalist before taking the stage, hoping for a better outcome.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 30, 2019
Noah, Ethan, Jack and New Michael, better known as the comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us, prepare for a challenging six-week tour across the U.S. After shopping for the right set of wheels and mentally preparing for a journey that will challenge their ability to deal with change, they kick off their tour in Boston, performing for an enthusiastic hometown crowd.
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Where to Watch On Tour With Asperger's Are Us
On Tour With Asperger's Are Us is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch On Tour With Asperger's Are Us on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 30, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (110)