In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic threats pointed in his direction online, standup comic Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of white nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise JUST FOR US.
Alex Edelman's stand-up show Just For Us has proven to be just right for everyone, having played three sold-out engagements in New York. Now, just for you, it's back — and this time on Broadway. Get Alex Edelman: Just For Us tickets on TodayTix, and see the show before its nine-week run ends.
Alex Edelman: Just For Us is a comedy show that, at first, might not sound very comedic. Edelman's central story is about how he, a Jewish man, received a wave of anti-Semitic hate from white nationalists on Twitter. Horrified but intrigued, Edelman browsed their Twitter profiles and found out about a meeting these nationalists were hosting in the next borough over.
Edelman decided to infiltrate the meeting and see what his haters were like when not behind a screen, and whether he, as a light-skinned man, could possibly convince them that Jews aren't all that different from them.
The show is packed with laughs and includes other anecdotes about an ASL-fluent gorilla and his Olympic-athlete brother, among others. But with all these stories, Edelman explores the nuances (or lack thereof) within online discourse, his own relationship to Jewishness and whiteness, and human empathy.
Just For Us had its world premiere in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia and later went up in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, both times to acclaim. Edelman has since performed the show in London, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
The show's first New York run was in winter 2021 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, its second was at SoHo Playhouse, and popular demand earned it a third at the Greenwich House Theater — the three Off-Broadway runs collectively got extended six times.
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