Booking to 26 February 2023
“Deliciously funny” – The New York Times
Acclaimed US comedian Alex Edelman brings his hilarious one-man show Alex Edelman: Just for Us to the Menier Chocolate Factory this Winter.
Just For Us features hilarious anecdotes from Alex Edelman’s life: from his Olympian brother AJ, to an unconventional holiday season, and a gorilla that can do sign language!
At the centre of the show 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.
Alex Edelman: Just for Us runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 11 January to 26 February 2023.
Who is in the cast of Alex Edelman: Just for Us?
The show stars Alex Edelman, a comedian and writer whose Orthodox Jewish upbringing has informed much of his critically and commercially acclaimed work for the stage and screen. He is well-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.
Who are the creative team of Alex Edelman: Just for Us?
The show is directed by Alex’s longtime collaborator Adam Brace, who is Associate Director at Soho Theatre working across comedy, theatre and performance Art. In comedy he has created 8 Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated shows, 2 Herald Angel Award-winners, 2 nominees for the Melbourne Barry Award and 2 Southbank Sky Arts Awards.
Reviews of Alex Edelman: Just for Us
Reviews from previous productions of Just for Us:★★★★ "Brilliantly, intricately funny" - The Evening Standard (London production)
★★★★ "An outlandish true story, brilliantly told" - The Telegraph (London production)
★★★★ "Warm, witty stand-up show" - TimeOut (London production)
"Deliciously funny" - The New York Times (New York production)
"The laughs are plentiful" - TimeOut New York (New York production)
"Meticulously constructed and smoothly delivered" - The Guardian (New York production)
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521