A troupe of comedians hits the street in “On Tour With Asperger’s Are Us.” And Holocaust survivors share their tales in PBS’s Frontline documentary.
What’s on TV
ON TOUR WITH ASPERGER’S ARE US eight p.m. on HBO; stream on HBO platforms. After assembly at camp, Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke and New Michael Ingemi fashioned Asperger’s Are Us, a sketch-comedy troupe that additionally gives postperformance talks about their experiences as comedians with Asperger’s syndrome. This six-part documentary collection, govt produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, follows the comics as they put together to embark on their first nationwide tour, touring from Boston to Los Angeles in an previous RV.
30 FOR 30: THE DOMINICAN DREAM 9 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. This “30 for 30” installment travels again to 1990s New York, the place hordes of individuals have been cramming into highschool gymnasiums for the possibility to see a teenage Felipe Lopez, a Dominican basketball phenom, play. Lopez, who’s been in comparison with Michael Jordan and LeBron James, rose to stardom at Rice High School in Harlem, grew to become a canopy star for Sports Illustrated and then performed school ball for St. John’s University. In 1998, Lopez was drafted into the N.B.A., however his profession by no means fairly met the general public’s lofty expectations and lasted solely 5 seasons. This documentary, directed by Jonathan Hock, traces Lopez’s highs and lows, and explores his affect on immigrants locally. It contains interviews with Alex Rodriguez, Chauncey Billups and Chris Mullin.
THE LAST SURVIVORS 10 p.m. on PBS (verify native listings); Stream on PBS platforms. With the number of living Holocaust survivors growing smaller, this Frontline documentary strives to preserve their firsthand experiences as they near the end of their lives. In interviews, survivors talk about the grief and uncertainty they carry not knowing what happened to some of their family members. They discuss feelings of survivor’s guilt, and how some of their children have experienced second-generation trauma. Their testimonies also touch on the recent rise in anti-Semitism around the world.
ANTHONY JESELNIK: FIRE IN THE MATERNITY WARD on Netflix. This comedian, a former writer for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and Comedy Central roasts, brings his dark humor to Netflix. This is his first comedy special since “Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers” in 2015, which included “punch lines about abortion, child molestation, pedophilia and dead babies,” wrote Jason Zinoman of The New York Times.
SHETLAND on BritBox. If you’re into British crime dramas like “Broadchurch” or “Happy Valley,” try this thriller series based on books by the crime writer Ann Cleeves. It follows Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall), a detective investigating murders on the Scottish Shetland Isles. In the debut of Season 5, Perez and his colleagues make a gruesome discovery when a severed hand washes up on the beach. As they work to identify the victim, and the killer, they uncover a complex mystery.