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Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Announces Three-Week Extension

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Edelman’s third solo show, Just For Us, takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from his life with an astonishing and frighteningly relevant story at its center.

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Announces Three-Week Extension

It was announced today that award-winning stand-up comedian Alex Edelman's acclaimed one-man-show, Just For Us, has extended three weeks, now playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC) through January 8, 2022. Officially opening TONIGHT, the show, directed by Adam Brace and presented by Mike Birbiglia, began previews on December 1, and was originally scheduled to run through December 19. Tickets are currently on sale at JustForUsShow.com.

"I've only been doing the show for a week, but it's already been a wild, wonderful, energizing experience," Edelman said. "I'm thrilled to get the chance to spend even more time in this gorgeous theater, and by the end of the run I hope to figure out how to work the shower in my dressing room."

"I get daily messages from folks thanking me for making this show and I have to correct them: I didn't write the show, I'm presenting the show, which means I deliver Alex to the theater each night wrapped in chocolate raisin babka," added Birbiglia. "I'm glad we've extended. I just need to find a babka bakery that can make that many babka per week."

Edelman's third solo show, Just For Us, takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from his life - his Olympian brother AJ, an unconventional holiday season, and a gorilla that can do sign language - but at its center is an astonishing and frighteningly relevant story. After a string of anti-Semitic abuse is directed at Edelman online, he decides to covertly attend a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City and comes face to face with the alt-right abusers. The result is a hair-raising encounter that gives Just For Us its title and final, jaw-dropping twist.

Just For Us premiered in 2018 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, garnering a Barry Award nomination for best show. Since then, the show has played award-winning runs at London's Soho Theater and at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it earned the Herald Angel Award and superlative praise that made it the Fringe's best reviewed comedy show in more than a decade.

For tickets for Just For Us (ranging from $37 - $61), and additional information, visit JustForUsShow.com.


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