… from Ottawa Public Library: “Thank you for bringing this show to Ottawa. Michael really struck a note with the audience and we had great feedback. The show was entertaining, inspiring and refreshing! You truly helped us at OPL fulfill our mission to transform lives. On a personal level, his show and book taught me quite a bit about autism, which will allow me to be more empathetic with those I encounter. I look forward to continuing to follow Michael’s great successes!”
… from the Square Peg Society in Vancouver: “Such a wonderful evening - he’s the best comic I’ve heard for years! Makes me think about trying an evening of stand-up at one of the clubs - which we haven’t done for decades. My memories of them are of a lot of puerile body function jokes. Michael is head and shoulders above the crowd. Thanks so much!”
… from a parent from the Superior-Greenstone School Board: “I am emailing you to thank you for shining a light on a world I find myself living in every day. As a parent of a six year-old on the spectrum I often find myself overwhelmed, feeling embarrassed in tough situations, and like your dad said many times “the last time being invited to an event or activity.” It took us several summers to teach my son not to stand up and pee in the hot tub. Your live night was not only a good laugh, making tough situations we find ourselves in funny, but also a very good reminder how successful my son can be maybe one day. Thank you so much.”
… from Woodview Children’s Mental Health Services: “On behalf of Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services, I would like to thank you again for speaking at our 2016 Annual General Meeting. It was truly inspirational and your stand-up act was fantastic. We had very positive feedback from our community partners and our staff. Everyone loved it!”
A review from Waterloo: “My stomach still hurts from laughing @aspiecomic. You're amazing! Thank you for being part of our PD day today!”
…and from Burlington: “I wanted to extend my personal thanks for today. To say that you both gave the conference exactly what it needed would be an understatement. Humor. Understanding. Empathy. Encouragement. Inspiration.”
– Elizabeth Plouffe, Autism Job Club
He “bookended” the Children’s Autism Conference in Edmonton, Alberta doing the keynote address to open it and closed it with a standup set for their Gala. Other speakers included John Elder Robison (Look Me in the Eye) and Carol Gray (Social Stories). Here’s a review from their newsletter: "I really enjoyed ALL of the speakers. I truly was engaged the whole 3 days and learned so much. I came out of the conference inspired. I found Michael McCreary and his Dad hilarious and completely relevant”.
… and from Brampton: “Thank you for sharing your amazing talent of looking at the lighter side of life. You bring so much light to others.”
– Jessica Cranch, Friends & Advocates Peel.
And one from Jasper: “I do want to thank you and Michael for coming out to Jasper and treating us to your show. I enjoyed our conversation and Michael’s performance after the show as much as I did the show itself. I would be pleased to recommend the show to any of our sister associations or anyone else who is looking for a fantastic night of comedy.”
– Brian Munday, Executive Director, Alberta Land Surveyors Association
Comedy nights are a blast but what about comedy shows at work? Absolutely the best!!!
In celebration of #AutismAcceptance, @SAP employees were treated to the comedic stylings of @Comics Not Otherwise Specified – The World’s Most Awkward Boy Band.
The four comedians, all of whom are autistic, performed two amazing virtual shows! Each show concluded with a lighthearted yet insightful chat between the comedians and SAP colleagues on the spectrum. Audience feedback was stellar, including rave reviews such as “I enjoyed that more than most comedy nights I’ve been to” and “definite highlight of my week!”
Big thank you to @Comics Not Otherwise Specified for making us laugh so much that our faces hurt!