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Alex Edelman – Everything Handed To You (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Alex Edleman

A Boston Jew, who won last year’s Fosters Best Newcomer award, Alex Edelman has since become something of an Anglophile, with his own distinctive appreciation of Greggs and ‘Blue Peter’. This genial show is a series of anecdotes, with tangents leading to mostly very good gags. If there is a theme, it’s loosely about being Jewish and American in various places: here in the UK, gigging in ‘cleansed’ Estonia, holding a Jewish family Christmas back home to make a bereaved friend feel better and finally in airports, where threads are drawn together in an unusual family reunion. Edelman is warm and witty, engaging and funny. It sounds like we’ll be seeing plenty of him over here, and that is a good thing.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]