Alex Edelman: Just For Us
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Alex Edelman: Just For Us
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Alex Edelman: Just For Us NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(390 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Absorbing

An anecdotal solo show from comedian Alex Edelman. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (176)

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81 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Relevant, Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You like comedy and appreciate irony

Don't see it if You are a conservative.

95 Reviews | 72 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a monologue that is smart, thoughtful, and brilliantly hilarious.

Don't see it if See it.

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234 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you love solo shows, very well done.

Don't see it if you dont want to laugh or understand jewish humor.

57 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to leave with lots of endorphins released!

Don't see it if you don't like comedy

57 Reviews | 7 Followers
98
Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if Saw off Broadway and now on. Alex Edelman is a rising star and storyteller. And it helps he’s hysterical.

Don't see it if You are expecting comedy without purpose or a message.

734 Reviews | 416 Followers
98
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant storytelling by this masterful comedian thru his life experiences. He had the audience in his hands right from the beginning.

Don't see it if If your prefer a musical or drama, then skip this one.

55 Reviews | 4 Followers
97
Edgy, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Alex is hysterical! Lots of laughs!

Don't see it if Nothing…it was great!

78 Reviews | 18 Followers
97
Intelligent, Delightful, Edgy, Funny, Absorbing

See it if I was predisposed to like this show but I LOVED it!! Alex Edelman’s take on the world is insightful, clever, nuanced and hysterical.

Don't see it if You don’t like stand-up comedy. You don’t like insightful contemporary humor or your politics skew to the far far right.

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out New York
December 8th, 2021
For a previous production

"4/5 Stars! His account of reactionary repartee serves as a framing device for a deeper dive into questions of identity and the limits of empathy. Edleman deftly interweaves disparate tales...into a portrait of the entertainer as a young Jewish man in a polarized society. But he does this without pulling any punchlines: The laughs are plentiful."
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New Yorker
March 28th, 2022
For a previous production

"It’s not hard to ridicule a bunch of bigots; nor, more than half a century after 'Springtime for Hitler,' is the exercise particularly scandalous or groundbreaking, even if it remains surpassingly gratifying when done well. The considerable success of Edelman’s show depends on a second act of infiltration. Cannily, confidently, he turns his brief encounter with this sad-sack anti-Semitic social club into a pretext to examine the much more richly unsettled topic of his own Jewishness...As the show progressed, I found myself more interested in Edelman’s own, troubled 'us,' the one that he implicitly refers to in his title, though he tends to shy away from addressing himself to it."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 23rd, 2022
For a previous production

It's a fast, funny, thoughtful 75 minutes, packed with stray thoughts that will catch you unawares. (I treasure how he infuriated a UK audience by renaming Brexit "The Great British Break-Off.") This is a highly original approach to stand-up comedy: Edelman's ability to spin humor out of a festering social problem, without trivializing it, is something to cherish.
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TheaterScene.net
March 26th, 2022
For a previous production

Despite the familiar visual trappings--mic stand, performer-blinding stage lights, and a dull curtain backdrop--Edelman's deceptively free-flowing talents hew more towards the monologist Spalding Gray than those of Williams. Like Gray, Edelman is an entrancing storyteller capable of stitching together personal anecdotes into a rich thematic tapestry.
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Theater Pizzazz
March 30th, 2022
For a previous production

"The funniest harrowing and touching account of a personal experience you’ll hear this year (and perhaps beyond)...The promising thing about Edelman’s show is that he’s not telling a one-time, nothing-will-top-this story. His Lenny Bruce-like observations of the human condition promise us that there’s more in store from him. And we’ll be looking forward to hearing his take on yet another observation of everyday life."
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New York Theater
December 8th, 2021
For a previous production

I was initially puzzled as to why a man whose full name is David Yosef Shimon ben Elazar Reuven Alex Halevi Edelman would go to a meeting of white supremacist antisemites — unless he was a stand-up comedian who thought he could get a show out of it. And so he has…. leans more toward disparate jokes and funny stories than a focused comic narrative.
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The Wrap
December 8th, 2021
For a previous production

"Edelman taps into much heftier material than his usual riffs about Koko, the sign-language-using gorilla...Throughout, Edelman emerges as a disarming charmer whom you might imagine could ingratiate himself — at least for a while — even with people who object to his very existence. And one who not only lived to tell the tale, but tells it with wit and flare. Can you believe it?"
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Off Off Online
February 17th, 2022
For a previous production

"Despite Alex Edelman’s opening caveat that 'my comedy barely works if you’re not a Jew from the Upper East Side,' he is one of the rare, masterful stand-up comics who can 'cast out' and then successfully 'reel back in' a diverse audience...Director Adam Brace has blocked the performer on the barest of stages, whose stark, redbrick back wall frames the barest of props—a few stools and a microphone. This allows the audience to concentrate on Edelman’s facial expressions and movement."
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