Home Health Parents News Now Young Adults with Asperger's Form Comedy Troupe Young Adults with Asperger's Form Comedy Troupe By Holly Lebowitz Rossi April 16, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Young Adults with Asperger's Form Comedy Troupe 29603 Many traits the public has long found engaging or amusing have their roots — perhaps surprisingly — in Asperger's. The absurdity of Monty Python, the flat demeanor of Star Trek's Mr. Spock and the awkwardness of Andy Kaufman, are all common Aspergian traits. Dr. Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory gets laughs for those characteristics, too. "In the last few years, Asperger's has become recognized as a foundation for some elements of comedy," said John Elder Robison, a nationally renowned Asperger's advocate, and author of Be Different. "All of a sudden there is a broad public awareness that the reason for behavioral differences in those characters would probably be called Asperger's." Image: Microphone, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Young Adults with Asperger's Form Comedy Troupe Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.