First of all, my Patreon is here. It’s where I write unusual, comedic, offbeat, and occasionally Jewy stuff.
Anyhow: This is the bio an old manager wrote for me. Enjoy it.
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.
He recently completed a writing stint on the forthcoming Jenji Kohan-produced TEENAGE BOUNTY HUNTERS for Netflix and was the head writer and executive producer of Saturday Night Seder, which, so far, has raised more than $3.5 million for the CDC Foundation.
Outside his solo shows:
Edelman has been featured at JFL as a New Face (2015), appeared on “Conan” multiple times, 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 BBC 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 Beck.
He tours both nationally and internationally and is one of the founders of Jerusalem’s Off the Wall Comedy Club.
He writes regularly for outlets like The Atlantic and The Believer, has written and produced documentaries for the US State Department and ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, and spent more than a decade working as a speechwriter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.
He likes ramen and David Foster Wallace.