Come see Alex Edelman’s hit show Just For Us at Penn Hillel!
ALEX EDELMAN – Alex is currently touring hit Broadway show ‘Just For Us’ which wrapped its Broadway run in NYC at the Hudson Theatre this past August. A two-time New York Times Critics’ Pick, this show was originally performed at The Cherry Lane Theatre before moving to The Greenwich House and The Soho Playhouse. On the film side, Alex will next appear in Jerry Seinfeld’s directorial debut for Netflix, UNFROSTED, which stars Jerry, Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant and more. He is currently developing a movie with A24 that he will write, direct and star in with Marc Platt and Stephen Levenson producing. His debut non-fiction novel I DON’T BELONG HERE was recently sold to Avid Reader at auction. HBO will premiere JUST FOR US as a special in 2024.
Alex was the head writer for SATURDAY NIGHT SEDER, which raised over $3.5 million for the CDC Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, and featured talent such as Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Dan Levy, Fran Drescher, Idina Menzel, Jason Alexander, Rachel Brosnahan, and many more. In television, Alex wrote on several writing staffs in television and has been performing stand-up since the age of 16. He previously won the prestigious Foster’s Best Newcomer prize at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his one man show, Millennial, only the second American ever to have done so. He has written for outlets such as 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.