Jewish comedian Alex Edelman doesn’t know if anti-Semitism has increased

Stand-up comedian Alex Edelman can’t say for sure that anti-Semitism has increased — or decreased — in recent years.

“I don’t know, I’m not holding back, I just really don’t know enough about anti-Semitism as a whole,” the comedian, who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish environment, told Vidak For Congress. “And every time I presume about it… I’ve been wrong so many times that I don’t suspect it anymore, but I’ve read really good books on anti-Semitism.

Alex Edelman in "Only for us."
Edelman’s latest show is called ‘Just for Us’.

“So I’m not really sure what to think about it, but yes, anti-Semitism is clearly a scourge and it runs in all parts of our society,” he continues. ‘And, it’s a shame. Someone said to me, ‘Hey, your show is such a topical show, a show about anti-Semitism’ and I thought, ‘Buddy, that show will be topical for a long time to come.’”

Edelman, 33, is currently on the one-man show “Just for Us” at the Greenwich House Theater. Produced by Mike Birbiglia, the show takes the audience through several anecdotes, including a story about Edelman’s Olympic brother AJ and the time his religious family celebrated Christmas.

Hannah Einbinder and Alex Edelman.
Edelman is in a relationship with ‘Hacks’ star Hannah Einbinder.
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At the center is an incredible story about the Boston native who surreptitiously attended a gathering of white nationalists in Queens, NY (Spoiler alert, it didn’t end well).

While work is a priority right now, Edelman will also be sure to spend time with his girlfriend, “Hacks” star Hannah Einbinder, who he often gushed about on social media, calling her “the best friend who ever lived” and “the best.” . looking person in America.”

Alex Edelman and Emma Thompson.
Emma Thompson is just one of the celebrities to have seen Edelman’s show.

Celebrities like Ben Stiller, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Marcia Gay Harden, Emma Thompson, Billy Crystal and Matthew Broderick have all seen the show that Edelman plans to take on tour later.

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