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Alex Edelman – The Best Bits
Alex Edelman is known for winning the prestigious Fosters Best Newcomer prize at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his one man show, Millennial, a show that was swiftly adapted into an acclaimed BBC Radio special that got a few “picks of the week” and nice nominations for stuff.
In 2015 he was named a "New Face" at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal, one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" in 2014 and listed as #10 on NY Magazine's "50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015". His sophomore show from that year, Everything Handed to You, was also recorded for the BBC in a special that is currently available on Netflix, and was performed to great acclaim and sell-out rooms in Melbourne, Sweden, San Francisco, Brighton, and NY Comedy Festival.
Since then, he’s gone to Melbourne Comedy Festival a few times, taken on a job writing on the new CBS/ITV show The Great Indoors, starring Joel McHale — cancelled, but you should have watched — created another radio show — Peer Group, pretty well received — and has appeared opening for Ricky Gervais on his Humanity tour. He’s also, curiously, found a niche opening for musicians like Ryan Adams and Beck.
He’ll bring a new hour called Just for Us to Edinburgh this year after nice runs in Soho, New York and Melbourne and he just recently appeared on Conan in the US. Cool.
He likes ramen, arguing, David Foster Wallace, and he hopes you’ll come to this.
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