“Millennial” Alex Edelman lands on Edinburgh Fringe’s shortlist for 2014 awards

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:

Best Newcomer:

Awards will be handed out on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, with a special show to follow on Sunday.

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