BWW Review: ALEX EDELMAN: JUST FOR US, Pleasance Courtyard
Alex Edelman won Best Newcomer at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe and now returns with his third solo show, Alex Edelman: Just for Us.
From the moment he comes out, on stage you know you are in for a top-class evening of comedy. His opening joke about Koko the Gorilla's reaction to finding out that Robin Williams is dead makes sure of that.
After being inundated with anti-Semitic abuse on social media, Edelman stealthily attended a White Supremacists meeting. It is this story that forms the backbone of Just For Us.
Alongside this, we are taken off on hilarious tangents, including his awkward encounter with the Duke of Cambridge and his time working with Stephen Fry on The Great Outdoors, a short-lived American sitcom.
He also talks about what bravery really is in today's modern society. Alongside the laughs, he makes you think. He claims to be nothing more than a comedian who likes to tell 'silly' jokes, and he definitely lives up to this, but he is so much more.
There are so many moments that are utterly brilliant and insightful that you barely have to time to take it all in. His energy is non-stop and infectious, and he had the audience on his side throughout the evening.
If you don't know who Alex Edelman is then this is the perfect opportunity to find out. He thrills and delights in Just For Us, giving a wonderfully funny, insightful and charming performance. Don't miss it.