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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 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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Lives up to it's title!
27 May 2001 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this video about 5 minutes ago, and it has joined the list of my top 5 favorite comedy movies/shows. I saw Izzard's other show, Dress To Kill, first. Unfortuneately, the local video store doesn't have most of his other shows, but they do have Glorious. My parents had seen it and told it wasn't as funny as DTK. I rented it today out of curiosity as to why they thought it wasn't very good, but now that I've seen it, I disagree. It is every bit as funny as DTK, if not funnier! His thought process is amazing. From interviews I have read, Izzard makes almost no preperation for shows and that his act is highly improvised. It shows, as sometimes he will be doing a bit of "dialogue" (he faces one way speaking as one character and then faces the other way to play the other character, and goes back and forth), and he'll accidentally switch voices or things like that, or sometimes he'll have a character he plays say back to him, "You don't know what you're talking about, do you??" The stream-of-conciousness process of his act is amazing. He opens by talking about the Old Testament, and ends with the Book of Revelations and Armageddon, covering everything from the Trojan War and the X-Files in-between. And his bit near the end about trying to get a computer to print is hysterical because it's word-for-word what really happens, at least from my personal experience, with computers: "It's 5 in the morning! I'm just trying to print this one f**king file-- ohhhh, no, don't-- don't you crash on me, you b**tard!" I hope I can find tapes of some of his other shows. It is indeed glorious. Even if you had to pay 100 dollars to buy this tape, believe me, its worth it.


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