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Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997)

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Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God, in the voice of James Mason, makes ... See full summary »

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Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations; God, in the voice of James Mason, makes several appearances. Along the way, Izzard dramatizes or comments on the search for a career, bad giraffes, Prince Philip's gaffes, toilets in French campsites, the mysteries of hopscotch, becoming one's Dad, getting a computer to print, and his court victory after being the victim of tranny bashing. Izzard calls his bits "mimes," in part because his physical comedy is sans props. Filmed at Labatt's Apollo Theatre, Izzard is in a shimmering red pants suit and low heels. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Eddie: Toasters! Toasters are good too. Like them, like toast. Hm. You've got a toaster there... But it's got a turney dial knob thing on the side - and it lies to us. It does not tell the truth! For it has numbers from one to six, and they lie!
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"EDDIE IZZARD went to prison for nine years. He was released after five for behaviour. He had since changed his name to Jeff and now lives on a duck farm in Kent." See more »

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One of the best stand-up's best at his best

Eddie Izzard's finest hour (or two)... If you've never seen Eddie before, this is where to start. Eddie starts at the beginning of time (Biblically) and ends with Armageddon (out of here). On his way he covers the loophole in the great flood story, death and Death, the Trojan War, Bin Hood (he steals from the comfortable and gives to the moderately impoverished), machines and the end of the world.

Izzard is an example of British humor at it's finest (and sometimes most surreal) taking his influences from the Goons, Tommy Cooper and Monty Python. He is, however, also very unique. No one else I know of rambles in the most entertaining way Eddie does, sometimes losing the plot himself. I've never had the opportunity to see Eddie live, but am sure I will. I bought Glorious, now I've been out and bought the rest of his videos. Every one is a classic, but this will remain my favorite.


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