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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!

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.