Alex Edelman
Alex Edelman

Alex Edelman

  • 33 years-old
  • American
  • Stand-up comedian
Alex Edelman

Alex Edelman is an American stand-up comedian living in London, England, known for his BBC Radio 4 shows Alex Edelman's Peer Group, a stand-up show about millennial culture, and Alex Edelman's Special Relationships, a chat-show featuring guests from both sides of the Atlantic who are encouraged to recalibrate their rapports with others.

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Monday 20th March 1989
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England (London)


Alex Edelman is an American stand-up comedian living in London, England. Born in Boston to an Orthodox Jewish family, Edelman spent a year in a Yeshiva in Jerusalem before returning to the US to study English at New York University. His brother is Israeli Olympian Adam Edelman.

Having first performed stand-up comedy at the tender age of just 15, his first show, Millennial, tackled stock photos and perceptions of the youth in today's society. It took home the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since Arj Barker in 1997. His next show, Everything Handed To You, took on identity and airports, and sold out its entire Edinburgh run.

After spending some time as a staff-writer on US television's The Great Indoors, made by CBS, he returned with another show, Just For Us, which was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. When he took it to Edinburgh, it earned a Herald Angel Award, and cemented Edelman's place on the British comedy circuit.

Since then, he has appeared on British comedy shows such as The John Bishop Show, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and Roast Battle, and his comments and anecdotes about live comedy form an important part of the book Off The Mic, written by Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur.

In 2017 he created his own BBC Radio 4 show, Alex Edelman's Peer Group, a show in which he discusses millennial culture. One of the founders of Jerusalem's Off the Wall Comedy Club, he has also appeared on an hour-long special of Live At The BBC and on Live At The Apollo, in an episode hosted by Sindhu Vee.

An accomplished writer and journalist, Edelman has also penned pieces for outlets like The Atlantic and The Believer, and has also written and produced his own documentaries for the US State Department and ESPN.


Chortle Awards 2019
Best Full-Length Solo Show: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Dave Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2018
Main Award: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2015
Best Newcomer: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014
Best Newcomer: Winner


Year Production Role
2021 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 4 Writer
2021 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2020 You're Dead To Me - Series 2
  1. E5 - The Mayflower
2020 Fighting Talk - Series 18
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
  2. E24 - Episode Twenty Four
2020 Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking Stand-Up Consultant
2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2020 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2020 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 3 Writer
2020 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2020 Alex Edelman: Just For Us Self
2020 Vault Festival Self
2019 Live At The Apollo - Series 15
  1. E2 - Sindhu Vee, Alex Edelman, Lou Sanders
2019 Fighting Talk - Series 17
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E20 - Episode Twenty
2019 Alex Edelman's Special Relationships Host / Presenter
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Ensemble Actor
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E5 - Episode Five
2019 Roast Battle - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
2018 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 2 Writer
2018 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2018 Alex Edelman: Just for Us Self
2018 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 5
  1. E7 - Alex Edelman At The Comedy Store
Host / Presenter
2018 Roast Battle - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
2017 Comedians Solve World Problems - Series 1 Self
2017 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 1 Writer
2017 Alex Edelman's Peer Group - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2016 Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown
  1. E4 - Episode Four
2016 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 4
  1. E1 - Episode One
2016 Live From The BBC - Series 1
  1. E2 - Alex Edelman & Tez Ilyas
2015 Fresh From The Fringe - 2015 Host / Presenter
2015 Off The Mic Self
2015 For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in aid of Mind and SAMH Self
2015 Alex Edelman: Everything Handed to You Self
2015 Shambles
  1. E6 - The Last Shambles
2015 The John Bishop Show
  1. E5 - Episode Five
2015 Alex Edelman: Millennial Writer
2015 Alex Edelman: Millennial Host / Presenter
2014 Fresh From The Fringe - 2014
  1. Fresh From The Fringe: 2014
2014 Alex Edelman: Millennial Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Alex Edelman on IMDb

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