Alex Edelman

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Alex Edelman
Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:15 PM
Zanies: Chicago, Chicago, IL
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Door Time: 10:45 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two items minimum
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Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart. 

Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won the 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 outlets 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. 

His third show, Just for Us – written after a year as a staff-writer on CBS’ THE GREAT INDOORS – has cemented his reputation as a writer-performer of impressive ambition and technical skill. In its premiere run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Show. In Edinburgh, it earned a Herald Angel Award, a nomination for Best Show, and superlative praise that made it the best reviewed comedy show of the Festival.
Outside his solo shows: 

Edelman has been featured at JFL as a New Face (2015), written on the aforementioned’ “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.