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Eddie Izzard: Circle -- Live comedy with the master of sublime weirdness, Eddie Izzard, recorded in New York, 26 June 2000 at the Towne Hall. In it, Izzard performs dozens of characterizations and bits, from "Darth Vader getting no respect in the Death Star cafeteria," to a gun-wielding primate who decides to blast the hell out of Charlton Heston's house, to riffs on Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli.


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18 November 2002 (UK) See more »
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Eddie Izzard ... Himself

Directed by
Anastasia Pappas 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Michele Bessey .... line producer (as Michelle Bessey)
Caroline Chignell .... executive producer
Carol Donovan .... co-producer
Frank Garritano .... producer
Eddie Izzard .... executive producer
Helen Parker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sarah Townsend  (as Sarah McGuinness)
Film Editing by
Ultan Byrne 
Production Design by
Bradley Thordarson 
Production Management
Christopher Tunney .... unit manager
Sound Department
Bob Aldridge .... sound engineer
Steve Lamphere .... sound assistant
Bryan Leskowicz .... sound assistant (as Bryan Leskowitz)
Sean McAuliffe .... sound post-production (as Sean McAullife)
David Sanders .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Balton .... jib operator
Jim Covello .... camera operator
Bob DelRusso .... camera operator (as Bobby Delrusso)
Michale Gallahan .... consultant: tv lighting
Steven Joyce .... videotape operator
Josh Monroe .... lighting designer
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Murphy .... focus puller
David Oakes .... lighting director
Billy Steinberg .... video engineer
Tom Ucciferri .... camera operator
Ron Washburn .... camera operator
Other crew
Marc Bauman .... technical manager
Roger Bellknap .... title sequence
Bob Benedetti .... utilities
Tom Carroll .... utilities
Keith Conod .... utilities
Eileen Doherty .... production assistant
Steve Doran .... production coordinator
Lilly Evod .... associate director
Mitch Geller .... technical director
Peter Kassnove .... production assistant (as Pete Kassnove)
Brian Lally .... production assistant
Marina Parker .... production assistant
Jenny Rask .... title sequence
Jennifer Reinstein .... production assistant
Michael Sipourene .... production assistant
Miguel Vargas .... production assistant

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82 min

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During the taping, there was a failure in the sound system at the theater, resulting in a 25-minute delay while it was repaired.See more »
Eddie:What I'm talking about is blasphemy! Blasphe-you! Blasphe-everybody in the room!... hm. 6 person joke, that. There we go.See more »
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Eddie goes full-circle in USA, 29 July 2004
Author: spoocat333 from Herts, Uk

I totally get it when peeps say that this isn't Eddie at his best.

I get it, but do you honestly blame him? Stuck out with those blimmin' dry humoured Yankies. I can feel like he's thinking' to himself "do I have to explain everything I say to this bunch??" and there is a lot of that going on. Like everything he's saying he's thinking too hard and trying to make sure they get it. But I think he's also conscious of this and tries to tone that side of it down a bit - god ain't it just a frustrating situation to be in?

I do like it, he raises some interesting stuff and makes a point of introducing a little foreign culture to an otherwise ignorant nation who don't even know what the hell's going on in their own town let alone their country and you can forget the rest of the world unless somebody tells them.

I can't imagine what the audience thought of Eddie and his great look. In england you're so used to flamboyance and decorative people. Unless you live in tiny village somewhere where the only shop consists of a post office and a broken down phone box...believe it or not there are still places like that even in Hertfordshire!

I wonder if Eddie broke throu the hearts of the American audience at all? He didn't go on about his love life, he didn't go on about wife beating, drinking down the local bar, he didn't go on about family or friends. He talked about really intellectual and fun stuff. I love it that he mentions World War 2 and Private Ryan unscared to touch upon such a 'tender' subject but without being overly offensive in anyway but just matter of fact. I love how different his stand-up is to most common sorts of stand-up. It isn't all "Don't you just hate it when" or "Have you ever walked down the street and noticed how..." or "I woke up one morning and found my wife sleeping with the milkman".

So although this isn't Eddie at his best it is still great viewing. He looks stunning (as always) in his leather and shiny black tight shirt get up. Very bondage come European wannabie cowboy. All he needs now is a cool hat and maybe even a nice little whip. And there are some very funny tangets he floats throu. At times I found myself laughing more at the bits where no one in the audience was laughing at and the bits the audience was laughing at I found myself zoning out completely feeling only vaguely amused. So it's a mixed bag full of fish (good and bad) and I say try it and then decide for yourself. :)

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