Stand-Up Comedy by Eddie Izzard
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This section is for stand-up comedy by Eddie Izzard. By default the stand-up sets are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.
About Eddie( wikipedia | imdb )
For me, Eddie Izzard is in a league of his own. (Having said that, he is also Bill Bailey's lost brother.)
To illustrate, I'll contrast Eddie Izzard with Jerry Seinfeld (who also makes me laugh) because once you watch Izzard, the difference in craft between the two comedians jumps at you. In a sense, anyone can take a toastmasters course, put on a tux and imitate Seinfeld (poorly perhaps), because Seinfeld's delivery style is that of a best man making a toast at a wedding party—within the capacity of most American males.
The Comic Genius of Eddie Izzard
But who can imitate Izzard, a human bouncing ball whose delivery is uniquely animated? Eddie Izzard is one of those people (like Jimi Hendrix) who makes me go "Wow" and marvel at the genius that nature endows some of our brothers and sisters.
Izzard's shows don't make you think about the world, like Doug Stanhope's, and they're not filled with foul language, like those of George Carlin, Eddie Murphy and so many others. But hot damn, they make you laugh.
Believe is a documentary about the life of Eddie Izzard. The link takes you to the review on my best docos page.
There is a show called Force Majeure coming up in 2013/2014. I plan to go watch it live.
Eddie Izzard is said to have been born on Wednesday 7 February 1962, which would make him 56 years, 3 months and 14 days old (if this date is accurate and he is alive today).
Eddie is also present in the "feature comedy movie" section of laughDB. To see comedy movies involving Eddie Izzard, follow the link.
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