Alex Edelman is world semi-famous. His comedy has yet to make him a household name, but it has given him hit shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, allowed him to play Moscow and Berlin with Eddie Izzard, and helped him to build a club in Jerusalem. This week, a career dream will come true when the 29-year-old Brookline native headlines in his hometown for the first time, with a three-night stand at Laugh Boston.
When reached by phone, Edelman is in London working on his new hour, called “Just for Us.” The show was nominated for a Barry Award for outstanding comedy act at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April, and Edelman will present it at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal later this month and at the Edinburgh festival in August. By his estimation, London is one of a handful of cities where he is a big draw. Another is New York, where he is currently based.
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