This program originally aired on January 20, 2022.
Comedian Alex Edelman is making his Broadway debut this month with his show Just For Us. His hilarious standup is filled with stories of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing, the experience of secretly infiltrating a white nationalist meeting, identity and more. We were lucky to have Alex join us for At Lunch in 2022 where he spoke to Julie Salamon about performing during the pandemic, creating his show, childhood stories, growing up Modern Orthodox Jewish, and his work on Saturday Night Seder– a YouTube special that raised over 3 million dollars for the CDC Foundation (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund.
Topics covered in this program: Modern Orthodox Jewish family life, performing in the pandemic, Jewish identity, confronting anti-Semitism, writing comedy, and creating his show Just For Us.