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Comedian Alex Edelman: Just for Us
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Laurie Wagman initiative in Jewish Studies at Drexel University, Drexel Hillel, and the Drexel Jewish Students Association present comedian Alex Edelman for one night only! Tickets are FREE and available only to members of the Drexel community – please register in advance to ensure that we have enough space.
Alex Edelman is a comedian and writer whose Orthodox Jewish upbringing has informed critically and commercially acclaimed work for the stage and screen. He is known both for his solo shows–three, all award-winning, sell-out hits in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival–and for his TV writing.
Just For Us takes the audience through hilarious anecdotes from Alex Edelman’s life — his Olympian brother AJ, an unconventional holiday season, and a gorilla that can do sign language — but at its center is an astonishing and frighteningly relevant story. After a string of anti-Semitic abuse is directed at Edelman online, he decides to covertly attend a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City and comes face to face with the people behind the keyboards. The result is a hair-raising encounter that gives Just For Us its title and final, jaw-dropping twist.