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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999)

Video  -  Comedy  -  13 June 1999 (USA)
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England and of Western empires, and the need for a European dream. Along the way, he dramatizes Dr. Heimlich's search for a maneuver, the naming of Engelbert Humperdinck, Scooby and Shaggy as archetypes, Neil Armstrong on the moon, society's tolerance of mass murderers, how we sing anthems and carols, Hollywood adapting British films, JFK's trip to Berlin, thoughts on puberty, and how to work schoolbook-French phrases into Parisian conversation. Closeups catch the glint in his eye and his carefully-applied make-up. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Eddie: Because Darth Vader was only cool because he had that James Earl Jones voice. If he had a much more
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Eddie: "Hello. Now look I'm Lord Vader and just pay a-bloody-tention, all right. Luke, the force is strong with you." "Is it?" "Yeah." "Well who told you that?" "I dunno, some bloke! Yeah, he said the force is really rather strong with you." "Well how strong?" "Um... as strong as a small pony." "Well, that's quite strong that is!"
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A wonderful addition to my collection of stand-up!
25 August 2002 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

"Holy Ghost, this is not an episode of 'Scooby-Doo'"

Let me clarify that I am a stand-up junkie. I collect comedians from all walks of life, and I love each performance that I have ever taped. I saw the commercial on HBO for this one, and I decided that I needed to tape this program, just to have a new category of comedian, the "male lesbian," or transvestite. And a British comic as well.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised on how well spoken and intelligent that Eddie Izzard quickly became one of my favorites overnight. I love the way he sounds improvisational, and how he just plays around with his characters and topics, as well as the audience.

One for the collection, you'll definitely love this one.


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