Alex Edelman, Soho Theatre and Pleasance has announced a special one-off benefit performance of US comedian Alex Edelman’s award-winning show ‘Just For Us’ on Saturday 26 August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in honour of the show’s director Adam Brace. Artist, venue and producers have all waived their fees with profits going to an award that will be set up in Adam Brace’s name which supports talent in the way Adam did.
Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical comedy experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy —and it’s also “belly-laugh funny!” (The New York Times). In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic rhetoric pointed in his direction online, standup comic Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens New York, 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 in ‘Just For Us’.
“My collaboration with Adam started at the Fringe in 2012. Our first show together in 2014 gave me the ability to be a comedian. And I think it’s appropriate that, after such a long journey, this show should have an Edinburgh goodbye – in his honour – at the Festival that was Adam’s favorite place. And mine.” Alex Edelman