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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I'm sick of followin' my dreams man. I'm just gonna ask where they're goin' and hook up with 'em later."
-Mitch Hedberg
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JasonWilkes wrote:
I can't believe Lenny Bruce hasn't been mentioned more. Particularly for his:

Extremely weird use of language, his cadence, etc.
Use of weird "metaphors meaningful only to the speaker"
Very unconventional
Reclusive and awkward (in the CD "George Carlin on Comedy", Carlin mentioned that Lenny Bruce was always very difficult to communicate with, and rarely gave him more than an awkward hello.)


I can't believe that hadn't occurred to me already, but you're absolutely right. Though I idolize and adore Bill Hicks, I don't really see any obvious Aspie traits in his physical performances, though his love/hate relationship with the human race might have been a clue.

Also agree that Jerry Seinfeld is very nearly a poster boy for NTs (except perhaps for his character's clear OCD), however, Larry David is most definitely an Aspie, as are all the other characters on that show (each one seems to represent a different side of the disorder). Who but someone familiar with the meltdown could come up with lines like George is gettin' UPSET. and SERENITY NOW!. Stephen Wright, almost certainly, even though his onstage persona is exaggerated, it's only by a little.

Slightly off topic, what about other media celebs? I suspect Jim Morrison.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demetri definately thinks like an Aspie






I love this clip because I think exactly the same way.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyMoose wrote:
Demetri definately thinks like an Aspie






I love this clip because I think exactly the same way.

Watch it
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aguales wrote:
How about the Marx brothers? Any of them possibly aspie?


I don't think so, too family-oriented (albeit dysfunctionally so).

I had a two-year fixation on the Marx brothers in college; I researched and collected every scrap of information the pre-Internet library had to offer on the subject, collectively and individually.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite Aspie comedian is Eddie Izzard. He attributes his humour to dyslexia.

You can see that Eddie's thoughts are very visual, he must have a picture in his mind of Darth Vader v's canteen employee. Here a fan has animated his stand up routine using Lego.



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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

quote]My favorite Aspie comedian is Eddie Izzard. He attributes his humour to dyslexia.

You can see that Eddie's thoughts are very visual, he must have a picture in his mind of Darth Vader v's canteen employee. Here a fan has animated his stand up routine using Lego.[/quote]


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totally agree, his name came immediately to mind when I saw this post. Although I don't know if he is / diagnosed/ etc - I'm not sure that it matters. I reckon he's my long lost brother anyway - when I first came accross him it was like' is this guy reading my mind or I his?'

- just checked out the dublin site - haven't joined though as am in england and couldn't make those meetings obviously -BTW it probably wasn't related to your site but there was some freaky 'just ask' link - i say freaky as there was this post from someone running some kind of aspergers group and proclaiming to be an expert - I will name no names - but this woman was blasting of about aspies having no empathy at all - this person is in a position of power and responsibility and with an aspie son ...........very dodgy............exscuse the rant - it just struck me as mind blowingly stupid and dangerous.
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Library_Ann wrote:
aguales wrote:
How about the Marx brothers? Any of them possibly aspie?


I don't think so, too family-oriented (albeit dysfunctionally so).

I had a two-year fixation on the Marx brothers in college; I researched and collected every scrap of information the pre-Internet library had to offer on the subject, collectively and individually.

In the comedy business i perfrom with alot of jews who seem aspie but thats just because they're awkwardly jewy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Sacha Baren Cohan is Asperger's, if it's not been said already.

So does my ex-teacher, who works with a lot of AS people (including myself lol),.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people seem to think I am funny, in fact I get quite a lot of laughs on here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedRevolver wrote:
I think Sacha Baren Cohan is Asperger's, if it's not been said already.

So does my ex-teacher, who works with a lot of AS people (including myself lol),.


That surprise me, actually. He always seems to be able to communicate alright, and his speech patterns seem normal enough (except when he's Borat...) What is it that makes you and your ex-teacher think he's AS?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Facebook Fan Page

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitch Hedburg has got to be either Aspie or Schizoid, with his affect and sense of humor.
I can see Dimitri Martin having it too.
But maybe I'm just thinking that because they are the people who make me laugh the most, other than my best friends, who are schizoid and Aspie.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyMoose wrote:
MartyMoose wrote:
Demetri definately thinks like an Aspie






I love this clip because I think exactly the same way.

Watch it
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Demetri (or is it Dimitri) was aspie?
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