“Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment.” CHORTLE
“…a talent to watch” GUARDIAN
Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart. Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.
His third stand up show ‘Just For Us’ is what comes next. It’s about gorillas that can do sign language, ten-thousand piece puzzles, and tribalism. The show is being debuted at the Soho Theatre from 22nd January for 12 nights culminating on 3rd February.
Alex Edelman is one of the comedy industry’s fastest rising young stars. Alex cut his comedy teeth while at NYU in 2008, where the New York Underground Comedy Festival quickly recognised him as one of the city’s ‘Best Comedians Under 25’. Soon he was across the pond on British soil with invitations to perform as noted comedy festivals such as; Machynlleth, Latitude, Bestival, End of The Road and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.
His debut, award-winning Edinburgh show ‘Millennial’ went onto be recorded for a BBC Radio 4’s stand-up special that was included within Radio 4’s ‘Pick of the Week’ and chosen for Radio 4’s ‘Comedy of the Week’. He also garnered a second nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2015 Chortle Comedy Awards & invitations to perform across the globe including San Francisco Sketchfest, New York Comedy Festival, Leicester, Brighton, Lund (Sweden), Melbourne and many more. Alex also completed two sell-out runs at London’s noted comedy haunt The Soho Theatre, supported Simon Amstell on tour alongside developing various television & radio projects.
Over the last two years Alex has been splitting his time between the UK and America, where he was recently a writer for ‘The Great Indoors’ sitcom starring Stephen Fry. On UK soil he was back over in 2017 to record a two-part series for Radio 4, entitled, ‘Alex Edelman’s Peer Group’. Most recently, Alex has completed high-profile support slots for Ricky Gervais’ West Coast run, and, curiously, opened shows for musicians Ryan Adams and Beck on their 2017 US tours.
Alex has a number of his own projects in development as well as live bookings worldwide throughout 2018.
Official Link: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/alex-edelman-just-for-us/