So I'm got booked to perform at an autism benefit.......

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MartyMoose
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16 Oct 2008, 9:45 pm

Me Marty Muloski, an aspie and comedian got booked at a local comedy club to perform at an autism benefit.
I kinda know what I want to talk about but whated to know if you guys had any other good ideas



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17 Oct 2008, 12:35 am

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congrats man! :D


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17 Oct 2008, 2:28 am

Nah no ideas. Good luck.



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17 Oct 2008, 3:24 am

do you have anything to start with, I mean, anything? it all starts with an idea.



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17 Oct 2008, 5:34 pm

I guess you could do your routine. I often talk about some of the funny things that happen to us because of the Asperger's. My son and I are a wealth of funny incidents because of literalness, etc.


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17 Oct 2008, 5:50 pm

Congratulations, Marty. All the best to you at the benefit.



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17 Oct 2008, 8:00 pm

Talk about those weird misunderstandings that occur between NTs and Aspies. Like when we take things too literally - usually end up very funny.


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18 Oct 2008, 9:32 am

Literalness could stir up laughs. As well as that whole stupid 'look me in the eye!' crap.

Don't forget to youtube it! :lol:


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18 Oct 2008, 10:31 am

I'd start by getting peoples view of autism, and work on that. Or if not, start by what people think it is, and tell them what it truly means



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18 Oct 2008, 11:55 am

Congrats.

But...I would consider the kind of audience that you'll be speaking to.

If you're speaking to an audience of regular people, who donate for the sake of donating, and don't know that much about autism, you can briefly explain Aspergers in your routine, and make jokes about that. Try not to make them too obscure, though. It might fly over people's heads.

If you're speaking to an Autism Speaks crowd, they may be offended by Aspie jokes, because they might feel that you're "trivializing their child's plight" by claiming to be autistic in the first place. I've seen it happen. In that case, maybe only one or two jokes about Aspergers.