Alex Edelman (born 1989) is a stand-up comedian based in New York City and a Modern Orthodox Jew. His show “Millennial” won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the first American to do so since Arj Barker won in 1997. Edelman is a very funny guy, but in the article and video linked below, he offers some thoughtful observations about antisemitism.
Quote: “His latest set finds him hurtling headlong into danger with all the recklessness of his twin brother Adam, who is an Olympian in the skeleton event (a sport for people who find the luge too sedate). Threaded through anecdotes about awkward encounters with royalty or writing for the Stephen Fry sitcom The Great Indoors is the story of how he responded to antisemites who trolled him on Twitter by tracking them all the way to a meeting of white nationalists in New York City.”
Sources: Wikipedia, The Guardian
Learn more about Alex Edelman on Wikipedia. ►
Watch “Why are people anti-Semitic? | What’s Behind Prejudice? Episode 4 | BBC Ideas” [4:42]. ►
Read “Comedian Alex Edelman on meeting his antisemitic trolls: ‘Curiosity is my defining characteristic’ ” Note: Click on “I’ll do it [register] later” to continue reading the article. ►
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