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In a 2017 Rolling Stone profile, comedian Nathan Fielder discussed researching Asperger’s syndrome to shape his character on the popular Comedy Central program Nathan For You.
Although Fielder did not disclose that he personally identifies on the autism spectrum, his latest project
HBO’s fascinating and deceptively moving docu-comedy
initially follows Fielder helping people practice difficult conversations and momentous life events by designing intricate simulations for them
To do this, he hires actors to inhabit these sets
and crafts dialogue trees in order to prepare his subjects for living out a future encounter or a significant milestone
These controlled environments essentially guide people to avoid mistakes with real consequence
while maintaining an illusion of verisimilitude
Fielder also participates in
himself and as he becomes more and more entrenched in this convoluted orchestration.