Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father.
Believe chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from his early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school to his close present day relationship with his supportive father.Written by
Raindance Film Festival
If you was to ask me who my favorite stand up comedian was i would find it hard to give you an answer. Among my favorites are Bill Hicks , Richard Prior , Billy Connolly and Lee Evans but if i had to pick a favorite i would have to say Eddie Izzard.
This is a BBC documentary that charts the life of one of the hardest working men in show business and a fascinating watch it is.
Eddie tells his own story which includes the death of his mother and his upbringing in boarding school to his relentless and manic obsession with becoming a stand up comedian and actor.
What i like about this , is that this is that the story is told in his own words. It is intermingled with very old footage of his early work ( and it wasn't very good) to some of his iconic sketches , including my personal favorite , the Fashion full circle gag. Dick head , normal , trendy , Dick head!
He comes across as being a very intelligent man yet somehow venerable and i don't think there is anyone around at the moment who can hold a light to him.
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