Interview: Asperger's Are Us Filmmakers Mark Duplass and Alex Lehmann

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14 Nov 2016, 5:11 pm


Alex Lehmann's documentary Asperger's Are Us follows an all-autistic comedy troupe of the same name. The film, produced by Mark Duplass, will be out on iTunes November 15th and is currently playing in select theaters. It's an eye-opening look into a group of four hilarious comedians, Noah Britton, Jack Hanke, Ethan Finlan, and New Michael Ingemi who happen to be autistic.

Asperger's Are Us dispels the commonly held misconceptions that autistics lack a sense of humor and that we're more focused on math and science. Besides being insightful and revelatory, the film is also incredibly entertaining. The guys in this comedy troupe are charming and constantly cracking jokes. Even by ...



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14 Nov 2016, 6:22 pm


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15 Nov 2016, 2:33 am

I enjoyed the interview.


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19 Nov 2016, 9:44 am

great interview,really enjoyed it



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19 Nov 2016, 9:58 am

I watched the film on itunes last night. Even though there sense of humor is different then mine I enjoyed the film.


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19 Nov 2016, 3:17 pm

I watched the film and only thought it was so-so.



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20 Nov 2016, 11:05 am

Excellent interview.

After the first few minutes, I wondered if Lehmann is on the spectrum. It seemed like Duplass is very typical in his speech patterns and body language but Lehmann not so much, so it was interesting to have that come up later in the interview, though the issue seemed to be settled in the negative. I am still wondering about this.

I was listening to this at a fairly low volume and when they began talking about the performance skills that some can develop as part of trying to blend in or at least get bullied less, my wife, who just overheard part of it in passing, asked me to turn up the volume--audience engagement!


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05 Dec 2016, 6:57 pm

The film will be coming out on Netflix this month.


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