The shortlist of nominees for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards from this 2014 EdFringe are out, and among the Brits and Aussies is one young Yank — 25-year-old American Alex Edelman, with his first EdFringe show, “Millennial.”
Edelman started performing stand-up and soaking up the scene in Boston while still in high school, then moved to New York City for college and to further his comedy education.
Check out a brief clip from Edelman’s show, thanks to our friends at Chortle and Chortle’s Fast Fringe:
Here is the full shortlist. Some familiar names to Fringe fans remain popular, too.
Best Comedy Show:
- Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly
- James Acaster: Recognise
- John Kearns: Shtick
- Liam Williams: Capitalism
- Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day
- Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails – Man
- Sara Pascoe: Sara Pascoe vs History
- Alex Edelman: Millennial
- Dane Baptiste: Citizen Dane
- Geins Family Giftshop: Geins Family Giftshop: Volume 1
- Lazy Susan: Extreme Humans
- Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk it Out
- Steen Raskopoulos: I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business
Awards will be handed out on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, with a special show to follow on Sunday.