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Aspergers: A Tale of a Social Misfit

“I really dug it.” – Chase Padget, 6 Guitars

“Playwright and actor Adam Schwartz delivers his comic lines with the straight-up deadpan that many standups long to perfect. It is a bonus for Schwartz that this lack of affect comes naturally, one of the characteristics that comes with Aspergers, a type of autism. The Winnipeg-based comedian makes a meal out of awkward, and the audience responds with an enthusiasm that is its opposite; natural, easy laughter rolls through the space, and that seems to feed Schwartz. Every so often during this 40-minute show, he will let loose with the tiniest of slightly mischievous smiles.” 4 Stars, Edmonton Journal

“It’s hard to do something original at the Fringe, but Adam Schwartz has succeeded. In nearly two decades of Fringe-going, I’ve never seen a comedy show put on by someone with Asperger syndrome. Now I have, and I’m glad of it. Like all fine comics, Schwartz uses laughter to comment on fears and misconceptions.” life with more cowbell

“Stand up comedy is a craft that plays heavily on the delivery of a joke and letting a punch line have room to breathe. Adam Schwartz hits all of these marks in his comedy routine Aspergers: A Tale of a Social Misfit.” 4 Stars Edmonton Vue Weekly

“The feedback we received regarding his presentation was excellent.” – Sandy Marcynuk, organizer of Innovations in Practice Conference 2018

Turning the page on AspergersThe Uniter

Aspergers: A Tale of a Social Misfit – EdmontonFringe.ca Review

Adam subverts stereotypes through Comedy New Ottawa Critics

The Most Unlikely Comedian

Schwartz is totally self-aware about being awkward. “I wouldn’t want to spend 15 minutes alone in a car with me, either,” he jokes. But as a captive member of his audience for 50 minutes, I can say I genuinely enjoyed Schwartz’s company. He’s an insightful and consistently funny. CBC

The Most Unlikely Comedian is an earnest monologue that’s equal parts self-deprecating, charming, keenly observant and fun. Winnipeg Free Press

“Don’t be a buttmunch and miss this show. 4 stars.” – Global TV Edmonton

Anna and the Substitute Teacher: The Play

CTV Interview: “This show shines a light on an important issue. And also has quite a few laughs.”

“Anna’s frustrations felt genuine and familiar — AND as well as being generally heartwarming, there are number of quite funny moments.” Edmonton Journal

“This good-humoured and emotionally authentic story, written by Aimee Beaudoin and Adam Schwartz The show’s youthful energy welcomes the audience to be immersed in, and discover what it’s like to be in Anna’s neuro-diverse world. Great for all ages.” Winnipeg Free Press