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Alex Edelman is a comedian, writer, and actor who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his unique brand of humor and wit. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Edelman first discovered his love for comedy at the young age of 13 when he started performing stand-up at local open mic nights.
After graduating from college, Edelman moved to New York City to pursue his comedy career full-time. He quickly made a name for himself on the stand-up circuit, performing at some of the city's most prestigious comedy clubs and festivals. In 2014, he won the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, one of the most prestigious honors in the world of comedy.
Edelman's success on the comedy circuit led to opportunities in other areas of entertainment. In 2015, he made his Broadway debut as the writer and star of the one-man show "Alex Edelman: Millennial," which explored the challenges and opportunities facing young people in the modern world. The show was a critical and commercial success, earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.
Since then, Edelman has continued to work in a variety of different areas within the entertainment industry. He has appeared in several films, including "Love, Weddings & Other Disasters" and "The Spy Who Dumped Me," and has made guest appearances on television shows like "The John Bishop Show" and "Live from the BBC."
In addition to his work on stage and screen, Edelman is also an accomplished writer. He has written for several publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Atlantic, and has published a book of essays titled "Everything Handed to You."
Despite his success in other areas, Edelman remains committed to his roots in stand-up comedy. He continues to tour extensively, performing to sold-out crowds around the world. His latest show, "Just For Us," premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and has since toured internationally to critical acclaim.

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Obie Awards - 2023 - Special Citation

Alex Edelman, Just for Us

Obie Awards - 2022 - Special Citation

Alex Edelman, Just for Us

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Cole Escola's OH, MARY! to be Presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre This January

A limited Off-Broadway engagement will be presented of Oh, Mary!, a new and ridiculous comedy written by and starring Cole Escola (in their Off Broadway debut), the award-winning, viral writer and comedian known for “Search Party,” “The Other Two,” and more.

Christine Toy Johnson to Present A LITTLE MORE BLUE at Riverside Theatre

Abingdon Theatre Company is partnering with Christine Toy Johnson’s A Little More Blue as part of their DMW Greer One Night Only Series

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US is Coming to Alliance Theatre in January

Alliance Theatre presents Alex Edelman's acclaimed one-man show JUST FOR US. This hilarious and relevant exploration of identity and empathy has received rave reviews and multiple award nominations. Don't miss this uproarious theatrical experience!

Photos: First Look at Judy Kaye and More in 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Abingdon Theatre Company has released all new photos from the Off-Broadway premiere of ’Til Death written by Elizabeth Coplan and directed by Chad Austin. Starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves.

John Oliver, Phoebe Robinson, Denée Benton, and Alex Edelman to Take Part in Comic Relief US Gala Honoring Henry R. Muñoz III

Comic Relief US will present their inaugural U.S. gala on Monday, December 4, 2023, at Cipriani 25 Broadway.

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Extends at The Mark Taper Forum

Alex Edelman’s “Just For Us” extends at the Mark Taper Forum for six performances only December 19 to 23.

Review Roundup: Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Launches US Tour

Read the reviews for the US Tour of Alex Edelman's Just For Us.

Review: ALEX EDELMAN'S JUST FOR US at Mark Taper Forum

Just For Us is a brilliant, award-winning, one-man comedy show by Alex Edelman at the Mark Taper Forum downtown, coming after sold-out hit runs on Broadway, and in London, Edinburgh, and Melbourne. This is must-see, hilarious stand up tackling identity and antisemitism, and it is hard to think of a more essential show at the moment.

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

Photos: First Look at the Cast of 'TIL DEATH at Abingdon Theatre Company

Get a first look at all new photos of the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company’s  Off-Broadway Premiere of ’Til Death starring Two-Time Tony Award Winner Judy Kaye, Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli, with Michael Lee Brown, Dominick LaRuffa Jr., Whitney Morse, and Amy Hargreaves. Check out the photos here!

LA Phil's California Festival & More Lead Los Angeles' November 2023 Theater Top Picks

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our top picks for November 2023.

Video: Alex Edelman Talks JUST FOR US, His Love For Mariah Carey, and More on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

Alex Edelman recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he talked about his love of Mariah Carey, hosting Norman Lear’s 100th celebration, 'Just For Us', and much more!

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US is Coming to the Fisher Theatre in February

Following a hit run at Broadway's Hudson Theatre, international engagements in London, Edinburgh, and Melbourne, and a six-time extended Off-Broadway run, Alex Edelman's Just For Us has officially launched a North American tour.

Comedian Alex Edelman's Brings Broadway Solo Show JUST FOR US To Steppenwolf In 2024

Fresh from a hit Broadway run, award-winning comedian Alex Edelman brings his acclaimed solo show Just For Us to Steppenwolf Theatre for two weeks only, playing February 15 – 25, 2024 in the Downstairs Theater, 1650 N. Halsted St. in Chicago.

Berkeley Rep To Present Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US in January

Berkeley Rep will present Alex Edelman's 'Just for Us' in January. Don't miss this captivating theatrical experience.

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US Launches US Tour With Stops in LA, Boston, Chicago & More

Award-winning comedian Alex Edelman's acclaimed Broadway solo show 'JUST FOR US' launches a national tour with stops in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and more. Don't miss this hilarious and thought-provoking exploration of identity and empathy.

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US is Coming to The Mark Taper Forum in November

Catch 'Alex Edelman's Just For Us' at the Mark Taper Forum for a hilarious and unforgettable experience. Get your tickets now!

Emmy-Nominated BriTANicK To Bring Two-Person Sketch Show to Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans

Comedy duo BriTANicK, known for their Emmy-nominated performances and sketch writing for popular shows, brings their two-person sketch show to Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans. Catch their hyper-paced and hilariously absurd performance on November 2nd and 3rd.

Rachel Bloom To Return Off-Broadway in DEATH, LET ME DO MY SHOW This December

Death, Let Me Do My Show, the original one-woman musical comedy written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Rachel Bloom and directed by Seth Barrish will return this winter for an encore engagement following its critically-acclaimed, sold-out run this fall.


Alex Edelman has been nominated for several awards for his show "Just for Us." He received a Special Citation from the Obie Awards and was also nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance at both the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Alex Edelman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Alex Edelman has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Alex Edelman's first West End show was Alex Edelman: Just For Us which opened in 2023

Alex Edelman's next show will be Alex Edelman: Just For Us which opens on 6/26/2023 on Broadway.

Alex Edelman has written 1 shows including Alex Edelman: Just For Us (Playwright).

Alex Edelman has won two Special Citation awards at the Obie Awards for his show "Just for Us".

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