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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999)

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 Izzard says subsumed when he means subdued. See more »

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Eddie: You know, if a woman falls over wearing heels, that's embarrassing, but if a bloke falls over wearing heels, then you have to kill yourself. It's the end of your life. Its quite difficult.
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A truly intelligent comedian!

This was one of the funniest stand-up shows I'd ever seen. Eddie Izzard is a comedian, but one a whole other level. His humor is much more sophisticated and intelligent than that of other young stand-ups today. With the use of a few foul words, like describing Hitler as a "Mass Murdering Fuck-Head", he covers everything from Theology and religious history to Star Wars and his childhood. I found this to be much more more entertaining that say Martin Lawrence or Andrew Dice Clay. However, since his comedy is that of an intelligent nature, those with minimum intelligent should stick to "must-see tv" and game shows. I highly recommend this to the true intellects of the world!

I give this ****!


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