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Alex Edelman: Just For Us (Phil McIntyre Entertainments presents)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Alex Edelman may claim to like “dumb jokes” – and rest assured, there are plenty in this show – but this is a typically smart hour from him, about trying to fit in with a group that you might not want to fit in with. Along the way there’s love, politics and religious intolerance. He also shares eyebrow-raising exposés about the comedy industry; insights into his mental health and his encounter with the royal family. His style is conversational but he’s evidently he is not afraid of silence – the pauses between sentences maximising their impact. By the end, the different pieces of this jigsaw fit together beautifully, and ‘Just For Us’ is as good as stand-up gets.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Murray]