or


[04/09/19 - 12:07 PM]
Documentary Series "On Tour with Asperger's Are Us," Following a Comedy Troupe of People with Asperger Syndrome on Their First Cross-Country Tour, Debuts April 30 on HBO
This intimate, humorous series is an underdog story that features a group of talented and funny performers who embrace shared challenges while working toward one overarching goal: to make people laugh.

[via press release from HBO]

DOCUMENTARY SERIES "ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER'S ARE US," FOLLOWING A COMEDY TROUPE OF PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME ON THEIR FIRST CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR, DEBUTS APRIL 30 ON HBO

Mark And Jay Duplass Executive Produce

Since 2010, the sketch-comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us has performed more than 100 shows in nine countries. Now, they're hitting the road for their first cross-country tour, crammed into a relic of an RV that's on the verge of collapse.

From executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO's "Room 104"), ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER'S ARE US follows the team of four on a six-week trip that will test their understanding of friendship, comedy and carburetors. The six-part documentary series debuts with two half-hour episodes back-to-back TUESDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two more episodes on both of the next two days, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 and THURSDAY, MAY 2 at the same time.

The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

Meeting more than a decade ago at a camp for kids on the autism spectrum, Noah Britton (a counselor at the time), Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke and New Michael Ingemi formed Asperger's Are Us, performing shows that feature original absurdist sketches and conducting post-performance Q&As, where they speak about their experiences as comedians.

Challenging themselves to leave their comfort zones, Noah, Ethan, Jack and New Michael embark on their most ambitious venture yet: a six-week, multi-city journey from Boston to Los Angeles, along the way sharing their unique perspectives on life as an "Aspie" and the community they've found in performing together as a comedy troupe. As they travel in an old RV that often leaves them stranded, the four endure highs and lows, playing for alternately enthusiastic audiences and nearly empty houses.

This intimate, humorous series is an underdog story that features a group of talented and funny performers who embrace shared challenges while working toward one overarching goal: to make people laugh.

Upcoming episodes:

Episode 1

Debut date: TUESDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT)

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.

Episode 2

Debut date: TUESDAY, APRIL 30 (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

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.

In addition to "Room 104," Mark and Jay Duplass' HBO credits include "Togetherness" and "Animals." Director Alex Lehman's credits include the documentary "Asperger's Are Us," "Blue Jay," starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson, and the recent "Paddleton," starring Mark Duplass and Ray Romano.

ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER'S ARE US is executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Carolyn Craddock, Alex Lehmann and Sean Bradley; directed by Alex Lehmann; produced by Chris Dowling; director of photography, Steven Paul; edited by Page Marsella and Jay Deuby; music by Christopher French.





  [april 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER'S ARE US (HBO)





[10/19/20 - 03:27 PM]
HBO's "Euphoria" Returns with Two Special Episodes; The First Debuts December 6
The title and date of the second episode are forthcoming.

[10/19/20 - 02:24 PM]
CBS Shifts "Manhunt: Deadly Games" to Saturday Nights
Following tonight's installment, look for back-to-back episodes each Saturday at 8:00/7:00c starting October 24.

[10/19/20 - 01:04 PM]
Over 7 Million Total Viewers Tuned in to BET's Winning Line Up of Tyler Perry's Trifecta of Original Series "House of Payne," "Assisted Living" and the Return of "Sistas" Premieres and Encores L+3
BET further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 14.

[10/19/20 - 12:02 PM]
Showtime(R) Signs Regina Hall to First-Look Deal
Already in development is a one-hour comedy special featuring Hall as star and executive producer.

[10/19/20 - 12:01 PM]
Video: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, Dusan Brown and Taylour Paige, the film premieres December 18.

[10/19/20 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Limited Series "The White Lotus" from Mike White Begins Production This Month
The six-episode series stars Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Sydney Sweeney and Steve Zahn.

[10/19/20 - 11:02 AM]
BET's "Project CRE8" Winning Film, "Alieu the Dreamer," Starring Denzel Whitaker to World Premiere on Thursday, October 22 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET
Written, directed and composed by Quincy Ledbetter, the film takes place in a world where mankind hasn't dreamed for three decades, until a driven government agent discovers a young man in the projects, who has suddenly started dreaming.

[10/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
Highlights include "Silent Night - A Song for the World," "The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments" and "Heroes on the Front Line."

[10/19/20 - 09:54 AM]
Video: "Big Rad Wolf" - Official Trailer - Quibi
The rise and fall of the infamous American Apparel is now streaming on Quibi.

[10/19/20 - 09:30 AM]
Presidential Candidates to Appear on "60 Minutes Election Edition" Sunday, Oct. 25
The presidential nominees from both parties have appeared on "60 Minutes" for the past three presidential election cycles.

[10/19/20 - 09:06 AM]
Industry Leader Channing Dungey Named Chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group
Dungey will succeed Peter Roth who will be stepping down from his Studio responsibilities running the TV Group and its operating divisions in early 2021.

[10/19/20 - 09:00 AM]
Juanes, Pitbull, Luis Fonsi and Kelsea Ballerini to Perform on "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event" Oct. 26 on CBS
Pulitzer Prize winner and 2018 Kennedy Center honoree Lin-Manuel Miranda has been added as a presenter, and co-host Gloria Estefan will also perform on the special.

[10/19/20 - 08:59 AM]
HBO's "Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story" Debuts October 28
The documentary short follows one family and the residents of Ventura County, CA through a journey of devastation, repair and survival after one of the largest wildfires in state history destroys their beloved community.

[10/19/20 - 08:34 AM]
HGTV Accelerates Show Orders to Put 16 New Series and Pilots in the Pipeline for 2021
This first batch of new show orders represents more than 109 episodes or 77 hours of content that will appeal to the network's 34 million monthly viewers as well as occasional audiences.

[10/19/20 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "SNF" Hold Off FOX, Game 7 of NLCS
"Sunday Night Football" helps the network lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.