Just For Us Reviews
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
"...Edelman, a stand-up comedian with the neshoma of a playwright, has the unusual gift of being able to tell several stories simultaneously: think of one of those handknit, Irish sweaters with many different stitches, variegated textures, several patterns--but unified into one garment. Edelman, the performer, deftly shifts moods, styles, and characterizations in just the right proportion as he follows the narratives that Edelman, the writer, tells, interrupts, and then always concludes at just the right moment. In both roles, Edelman smoothly manages funny, witty, serious, profound, depressing, uplifting--you know, life."
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
"...He bounds onto the naked stage with eager-to-please restlessness like a puppy let out for a romp, and for the next 90 minutes — unlike many a standup comic — he never stands still, he never stops moving, he roams all over. He unapologetically owns the spontaneity and energy in his winning animation; he refers to himself as “professionally charming” and “part of a generation of overmedicated ADHD children.” He is arguably adorkable. All the while he is super attuned to every audible response from the audience, and he almost never stops cracking us up."
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
"...“Just For Us” is an award-winning, one-man show starring the incomparable Alex Edelman at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He keeps the audience laughing from the moment he appears onstage until the astonishingly satisfying final line. In a production that lasts a little more than an hour, Edelman interweaves humorous anecdotes about growing up Orthodox Jewish in Boston with an evening spent at a White nationalists’ meeting."