Eddie – the ever amazing – Izzard

The incomparable Eddie Izzard
The incomparable Eddie Izzard
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I think Eddie Izzard is my all-time favourite comedian. If you are unfamiliar with his work, he is well worth a look. He is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. In France, he performs in fluent French.  He is working towards performing in German (while in Germany). In 2009 he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief in spite of having no prior history of long distance running. He is prone to cross-dressing. His stand-up shows have been described as “stream-of-conscious banter and predilection for nonsensical detours and frequent tangents.”

I have seen him perform live twice. It was not enough.

His Death Star Canteen skit – arguably his most famous – which was animated with Lego characters back in 2007, has been watched on You Tube 17,930,920 times.

If you would like to be number 17,930,921, even if you have seen it before, here’s a reminder of just how brilliantly funny he is.

(Warning: for those unfamiliar with Eddie’s work, there is some strong language!

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By the way – I’m in New Zealand for the next few days, so my communication and response times may be a little more intermittent than usual.

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Comments (14)

We have something else in common I love Eddie! And the canteen skit can be recited almost word for word in our house! Especially when it is time for Penne Aribiata!!! 🙂 did you see him last year?

We share a mutual love, then, BCD! ANOTHER one… I am not surprised.

LM and I did see him on his last visit. One very clever and funny man. A wicked combination.

The Deathstar Canteen was priceless! Personally though, I really enjoyed his Glorious tour. Evil Giraffes are the best!

I’m afraid my 7 year old nephew was in a spot of trouble after his Aunty TSL shared the Deathstar Canteen skit with him. Too many ‘F’ words, apparently

I love him! He’s a genius.

She speaks! SO great to hear your wee voice, CDH. Welcome!

I’m not a big fan of comedy (my husband says I only laugh at things that other people don’t find funny), but I love comedians. I think you have to brilliant to be a good comedian – knowledgeable, quick-witted, and good communications all rolled into one.

….and Eddie IS brilliant.

I’m not familiar with his work, TSL – checking it out now!

I’m betting you’ll become a fan, Sparks. 🙂

Well I may be a little biased but I think he rocks too!

That you like him does not surprise me, Crazy 🙂

That is absolute, positive brilliance! I can’t wait to show this to Cap’n Firepants!

YouTube him, SSFAM. He does this amazing piece on how he performed in French while on tour in France. He’s just fab’.

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