Our favourite Eddie Izzard moments
British comedian Eddie Izzard, the man who looks better in red lipstick and leather pants than any woman, is dropping by Comedy Bar tonight for two sold-out stand-up shows. Izzard is mostly known for running around stage in high heels and outrageous make-up (being a self-proclaimed “executive transvestite,”) but nothing masks his brilliance (he’s amazingly smart). Here are some of our favourite of his stand-up moments (and a film clip — we couldn’t resist).
Eddie Izzard: Circle, “Death Star Canteen”
Izzard launches into what he imagines what restaurant culture on the Death Star must be like. Darth Vader has to eat too, right?
Eddie Izzard: Stripped, “Raptors”
Here, Izzard spends a few minutes discussing the range of dinosaur intelligence from driving to downloading porn. Evidently, raptors were pretty smart and very computer-savvy.
Eddie Izzard: Definite Article, “The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men”
Like most of his stand-up, Izzard will start with one joke, which leads to another, then before you know it, you’re back to where you started. He starts his tangent talking about poetry, then connects it with The Italian Job.
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, “Learning French”
You know someone is talented if even his stand-up in another language is amusing. And for someone who doesn’t know French (or even someone who does) this is very entertaining.
Across the Universe, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”
While we really dig his stand-up, Izzard’s multitude of film and TV cameos are worth mentioning. He makes a cameo in the feature film, Across the Universe, as the obscure Mr. Kite. He takes us on a twisted journey through the classic Beatles song, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,”
but it’s one of our favourite renditions of it.
Eddie Izzard, Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., 416-551-6540. Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.