A Conversation for Great Comedy Acts

Eddie Izzard

Post 1

Kaz

Pilot...chocolate biscuits

oh dear I seem to be hitting a baboon

achillies doing the vacuuming

hodder, hodder, hodder


and Spike Milligan and Greg Proops and the cute little gay scots in a kilt on the bbc2 live floor show on a sat night. even the pub landlord, but thats in a scary way!


Eddie Izzard

Post 2

Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep


Oh, you SO beat me to it! Eddie is a genius, truly a genius. He's one of those rare comedians I can watch/listen to over and over again, fairly regularly, and still laugh myself stupid every time. I love that he starts out talking about silly, everyday-type things, and then, without warning, takes them in a completely bizarre direction.

Some favorite quotes (there really are too many to list):

"I like my women like I like my coffee…in a plastic cup."

"Do earwigs make chutney? Do spiders make gravy?"

"I didn't do it, I was dead at the time."

"Bunch of flowers!"

Eddie's turning out to be quite a wonderful actor, as well. If you haven't seen "The Cat's Meow," I highly recommend it. It's a great film, and his performance was fabulous.

Myjo smiley - sleepy


Eddie Izzard

Post 3

Kaz

help, help, I'm covered in bees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Eddie Izzard

Post 4

Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep



I'm 82!

Myjo smiley - sleepy


Eddie Izzard

Post 5

Kaz

I'm a gran, I'll live forever!smiley - ale


Eddie Izzard

Post 6

Wheeliebin

Do you have a Flaaag?!


Eddie Izzard

Post 7

Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep


I used to be a flyer

Myjo smiley - sleepy


Eddie Izzard

Post 8

TeaKay

Here's another vote for Eddie... genuis, action transvestite and impressionist (well, Sean Connery, Micheal Caine and James Mason at least smiley - smiley)

TKsmiley - pirate


Eddie Izzard

Post 9

EncyBass-: Not going to be around much next week, cos I've got a new job...

Ah! Salmon!
Got a surprise for you fellas!

I've had enough of this, I;m off to Azerbaijan!


Eddie Izzard

Post 10

Rachie D ..terrible at keeping in touch with people

And that Steve Austin he's crap! smiley - biggrin


Eddie Izzard

Post 11

EncyBass-: Not going to be around much next week, cos I've got a new job...

"Snug as a bug in a rug"
-Are you sure that this is a sexy tune, Mrs Badcrumble?
smiley - boing


Eddie Izzard

Post 12

Mu Beta

It's not a piarrno, it's a clarrinarrrt!

*can see this thread bumbling onwards until eternity*

B


Eddie Izzard

Post 13

EncyBass-: Not going to be around much next week, cos I've got a new job...

Actually, to get off the random quotes train of thought for a bit, did anybody see "Velvet Goldmine"? Eddie is actually a great actor, as well as being one of the funniest men on the planet.
He was even entertaining in "Mystery Men", and he only had about 2 lines!
"Avengers"? He shot guns. Ah well.

Anywayyyyy- erm, ah, emergency joke... there's these two blokes who walk in a pub, and they completely redecorate the place and it's great!
Comedy, comedy, big smiley - bleep-off room.....


Eddie Izzard

Post 14

Wheeliebin

If you loose your cat, look behind the sofa, cause that's where it'll be drilling! I aint seen any of his 'acting' stuff, was a bit frightened to smiley - blush, but judging by comments within, guess I ought to. Anyone know in Central London where any of them are showing, by off chance? smiley - smiley


Eddie Izzard

Post 15

boredlaura

smiley - cake or death?

Um, smiley - cake

We're outta smiley - cake

So my choice is 'or death'?


Eddie Izzard

Post 16

EncyBass-: Not going to be around much next week, cos I've got a new job...

we only had three bits, and we didn't expect such a rush.


Eddie Izzard

Post 17

BabbitCymru

He was utterly amazing in Velvet Goldmine and I'm desperately searching for a video copy of 'A Day In The Death of Joe Egg' that was on BBC4 last year.

My best mate recently bought me Circle on DVD - he's even funnier in French!smiley - smiley

At the moment, we're taking off the Death Star canteen skit quite often.

Most obscure punchline in history - "All sons have physics jokes..."
(Eddie Izzard, Circle, NYC)


Eddie on DVD/VHS

Post 18

BabbitCymru

FAO Wheeliebin

Try your local video rental place. They should have 'Goldmine' (even though it's quite old by now). It does deal with some very weird concepts - and is rather kinky in places - but well worth the time and trouble!smiley - smiley


Eddie on DVD/VHS

Post 19

TeaKay

I agree with him...

Velvet Goldmine is a brilliant film, and Eddie is excellent in it- just the right amount of ham smiley - smiley I looked up the film because I knew he was in it.. and I'm now a fan of it. He was good for the short time he was in the Avengers, but I have yet to see Mystery Men. Anyone know anything else he's been in?

TKsmiley - pirate


Eddie on DVD/VHS

Post 20

Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep


Mystery Men is easily one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, and one which certainly bears repeat watching. (I, myself, have seen it easily 200+ times, but that's got as much to do with the fact that I worked for shop owned by Dark Horse Comics as anything else.) Still, I'm not sure I'd recommend it if you're only interested in seeing Eddie. He's good, but his is a pretty small part.

Movies I'd recommend for Eddie-watching are Shadow of the Vampire and, as I mentioned before, The Cat's Meow. The latter contains the best work I have seen from Eddie in the dramatic realm. Up until the point I saw that movie, I would have said that he was a passable, although by no means brilliant, actor. When I saw The Cat's Meow, however, I was completely blown away. The already enormous amount of respect I have for the man is nearly out the roof at this point. I can't wait to see what he does next! smiley - ok

Myjo smiley - sleepy


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