Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.
Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an 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.
Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.Book Now
Edelman has been featured at JFL as a New Face (2015), written on “The Great Indoors,” (2016), appeared on “Conan,” (2018), and been a staple on those ‘comedians you should know’ type lists. He is the creator of “Peer Group” – a show about the Millennial generation – on Radio 4 and his hour-long special, Live at the BBC, is available on Netflix in some countries.
He’s opened for comedians like Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Gary Gulman and a handful of musicians like Ryan Adams, Beck and San Fermin.
He tours both nationally and internationally and is one of the founders of Jerusalem’s Off the Wall Comedy Club.
He writes regularly for outlets like The Atlantic and The Believer, has written and produced documentaries for the US State Department and ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, and spent more than a decade working as a speechwriter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.
He likes ramen and David Foster Wallace.Book Now
‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror
‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y.’ Guardian
‘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.
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