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Visit The Stand in Newcastle on Saturday 18th February for a comedy show that we didn’t know we needed. Joe Wells: I Am Autistic is an hour-long stand-up routine in celebration of autism, a critique of the language used to describe autism and one man’s humorously told journey into his own identity.

Joe found himself forced to act as a representative for all autistic people after a stand-up routine about his (severely) non-autistic brother went viral, a high pressure role that he wasn’t planning on applying for. This show explores how yes, Joe is autistic (not a person with autism) and that he is also a comedian (not a person with comedy). Fast-paced, highly energetic, as well as challenging, this stand-up performance promises a great time for everyone both on and off the spectrum.

If you have enjoyed his previous critically acclaimed show Joe Wells Doesn’t Want To Do Political Comedy Anymore!, then the follow up will not disappoint. Joe’s atypical comedy routine is an exploration of personal identity, neurodiversity and the ups and downs that come with social media fame that will have you laughing all night.

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic is at The Stand, Newcastle on Saturday 18th February.

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