Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme. He begins with Pope John Paul ... See full summary »
Bill Bailey, star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Black Books, is the funniest bearded, babbling, bug-eyed druid the world has ever seen. His incredible Part Troll tour was the smash hit ... See full summary »
This was the debut stand-up show from the comedian that has since starred in the Part Troll stand-up show, Black Books and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Bill Bailey at the time was hardly known, but he certainly made quite an impact with the theatre audience, and indeed television audiences alike. He is just the best at some observational, on the spot and musical jokes, he can play pretty much any instrument that is given to him (probably why they wanted him to replace Sean Hughes in Buzzcocks). The highlights for me are the Starsky and Hutch music joke with guitar effects, and the song near the conclusion, "Human Slaves in an Insect Nation" (Aaaaagh!) with an appearance of Lenny Henry in Pieces' Martin Trenanman. Before or after you've seen his Part Troll show, see this! Bill Bailey was number 7 on 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. Very good!
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