ABC All In The Mind: Autism and Musicals

“Sophie and Ryan are both on the autism spectrum, and they call themselves ‘Aspies’ even though Asperger’s is no longer an official diagnosis. They also share a passion—even an obsession—for musical theatre, so they’ve teamed up to create a cabaret called ‘The Aspie Hour’. It’s irreverent and funny and it breaks down commonly held misconceptions about autism.” Listen here
March 31, 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival comedian Q&A: Sophie Smyth & Ryan Smedley, The Aspie Hour

“What can people expect from your show at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival? You can expect jokes, stories, singing, confetti, strawberry-lime Rekorderlig, a custom-made replica Dorothy Gale costume, moments of poignancy, moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity, original songs, confessions, and a run-time of approximately an hour, more or less.” Read more
March 21, 2019

Interview: “Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley” — Syn Nation

“Viv and Tom speak to Sophie Smyth and Ryan Smedley on their MICF show ‘The Aspie Hour’..Listen here
April 4, 2018

“Enough of the autism stereotypes” — AMAZE

“Everyone expects Ryan Smedley to be shy. It comes with the territory, he says, when people learn he has Asperger syndrome. Such misunderstandings are part of the reason he has joined forces with Sophie Smyth to form a cabaret show, The Aspie Hour.Read more
March 16, 2018

“Asperger's syndrome and cabaret unlikely allies in fight against stereotypes” — ABC

“"Although it's hard for us and it's a lot of energy, it's really important that this is something we need to talk about because there are so many misconceptions about who we are and what we're about.” Read more
September 8, 2017

“Laughs down barriers as The Aspie Hour gets a slot for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival” — The Courier

“Sophie Smyth doesn’t see the world the way most people do, nor does her co-star Ryan Smedley. The pair have used their diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome, and the wealth of experiences that has entailed, as fodder for their own cabaret show.” Read more
February 23, 2018

“Exploring Asperger’s” — The Courier

“For years Sophie Smyth kept her Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis a secret. Now it’s exactly the opposite – she’s put it on stage for all to see.” Read more
October 7, 2017