Here are your nominees for best comedy show and best newcomer to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
After three weeks of show, and heading into the final week of the Edinburgh Fringe, we have our nominees for the best of the fest! Alex Edelman is proving his Best Newcomer win was no fluke, winning over the Scots once more, this time nominated for Best Comedy Show. In this category, too, is Rose [&... [Read More]
Alex Edelman on Conan
Alex Edelman is enough of an Orthodox Jew that he’s never tried bacon. But as he joked on Tuesday’s Conan, he has tried cocaine. If you think that’s something, just wait until you hear him describe his twin brother. Yes, his twin brother. He’s also worked at a KFC. Not his br... [Read More]
First impressions: 2015 New Faces of Comedy, Group 2
Very impressed by the number of strong, unique voices Montreal's Just For Laughs has plucked for New Faces in 2015. Please note, as the headline suggests, these are my first impressions from this group, and your impressions may vary. Vladimir Caamano: Conveys vivid pictures of life with his father i... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Alex Edelman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s 2014 “Comics to Watch” showcase available now online
Each year Comedy Central selects a few up-and-coming stand-up comedians to feature in their “Comics to Watch” showcase. This year’s showcase was held at Carolines on Broadway last week as part of the New York Comedy Festival. If you couldn’t make it to Manhattan this year, ha... [Read More]
In his own words: Alex Edelman on winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and advice for his fellow American comedians
Alex Edelman began immersing himself in the Boston comedy scene while still in high school. Edelman matriculated to New York University and graduated to the ever-present omnipotent New York City comedy community. But it wasn't until he went overseas that he began to find success. First in Israel. An... [Read More]
In his own words: Alex Edelman on winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and advice for his fellow American comedians
Alex Edelman began immersing himself in the Boston comedy scene while still in high school. Edelman matriculated to New York University and graduated to the ever-present omnipotent New York City comedy community. But it wasn't until he went overseas that he began to find success. First in Israel. An... [Read More]
How to Succeed at Edinburgh Fringe with Alex Edelman
by Elise Czajkowski Alex Edelman has had an excellent August. The American comic headed to the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show, Millennial, and on Saturday, he walked away with the coveted Best Newcomer Award at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Past winners include stars like&nbs... [Read More]
American Alex Edelman Wins Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by Elise Czajkowski 25-year-old New York comedian Alex Edelman won the Edinburgh Fringe's Best Newcomer prize on Saturday for his show, Millennial. The prize is awarded to the best full-length debut show on the Fringe. The last American to win was Arj Barker back in 1997; other winners include&... [Read More]