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Film & TV News Alex Edelman's Just For Us Will Air on HBO

The special was taped at Broadway's Hudson Theatre last August.

Following a successful two-month run on Broadway earlier this season, Alex Edelman's Just For Us will be getting a much larger audience. The solo show was filmed by HBO in front of a live audience at the Hudson Theatre on August 15 and 16, 2023. It will air on the cable network in April. Watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming broadcast above.

In Just For Us, the comedian recounts the time he infiltrated a White Nationalists meeting in Queens after receiving a string of anti-Semitic threats online.

"You know, when I was in high school, I saw John Updike give a talk," says Edelman in a statement, "and he said 'If you’re lucky, the work that you write might at some point find itself in conversation with the times in which you live.' And, well, call me Mr. Lucky.”

Tony-winning director Alex Timbers serves as director for the HBO special. The late Adam Brace, who was an integral part to Edelman creating the show, made his Broadway debut posthumously as the show's stage director. Brace passed away after a short illness in May 2023. 

Edelman and Timbers are executive producers, along with comedian Mike Birbiglia and Above Average’s Marc Lieberman and Ally Engelberg.

Just For Us premiered the work in 2018 at the Melbourne International Comedy. It then played London's Soho Theater and Edinburgh Fringe Festival before landing Off-Broadway for three runs at Cherry Lane Theatre, SoHo Playhouse ,and then Greenwich House Theater. It officially opened on Broadway June 26, 2023 and ran through August 19, playing 60 performances and 4 previews. 

See Star-Studded Portraits From the Opening Night of Alex Edelman's Just for Us

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