Edward Albee is the name of a con that Nate decides to use in the television series Leverage.
Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928 - died September 16, 2016) is an American playwright who is best known for The Zoo Story (1958), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), A Delicate Balance (1966) and Three Tall Women (1994). His works are considered well-crafted, often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricalism and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee continues to experiment in new works, such as The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia? (2002).
This scam was used in The Ho Ho Ho Job, when the Leverage Consulting & Associates team breaks into the Yakamoto Building to take down an internet trunk line. It is most likely called the "Edward Albee" because of the fake drunken, passive-aggressive argument that Nate and Sophie have to distract the security guards in the building, a riff on the plot of Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in which a drunken couple fights in front of their guests.