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Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You 5***** - One4Review

Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You 5*****

| On 18, Aug 2015

Alex Edelman had a pretty damn good Fringe 2014, a hit debut hour that won him the Fosters Newcomers Award, thoroughly deserved in my opinion. But how has the last year treated him? Judging from his new offering he is doing fine and then some.

Edelman, from Boston via New York, has spent a lot of the last year in the UK and plays on the cultural differences between the two, his British girlfriend, being raised in an orthodox Jewish family and the fact that he really misses his brothers, a theme that he returns to from time to time, especially on the occasion when the brothers meet up in an US airport.

Edelman is a very personable comic, with a wicked sense of humour, who knows how to deliver well-honed material, relate great anecdotes, deliver a punchline and command the attention throughout his set. Yet there seems to be not a trace of arrogance or aloofness about him.

Laughs flow thick and fast right from the start and continue to the end. I thought last year we were in the presence of an emerging star. This year’s show confirms that opinion double underlined.

Demand for his tickets are such that extra dates have been added. See Fringe website for details.


Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Beside

Until 30th August

20.30 to 21.30

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