Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cake... or death?

Last night I took James to see our favorite comedian, Eddie Izzard. Here's to smart comedy!

While he was an "off duty" transvestite this time around, we were still able to enjoy what I consider to be the most brilliant case of ADD ever. Or at least that's how he plays it off,  but you know they must be worked in at times as even his tangents are fantastically brilliant.  He is someone you would want to have over to your parties to tell crazy stories, and I love how conversational he is... his audience interactions were classic. I feel like if I ran into him on the street, I could invite him for dinner and not even be nervous. Man. That would be the greatest night ever.  Would it be too much to offer him cake? Probably... 

He claims to build more of his script on the information he gleans from the history channel, the discovery channel, and wikipedia (and would read to us from wikipedia on his iphone). He covered many important topics, such as dinosaurs, religion, dinosaur religion, language, scrabble (wee), creation, and an angry squirrel.  His comments about the upcoming election and being embarassed to admit you are American while traveling were hilariously truthful. I will also never see Bush now without thinking of Homer's dancing monkey.

If you have yet to experience the glorious cult of Izzard, and consider yourself to be:
  a) someone who is at least remotely intellectual
  b) someone who like to laugh
 

then head to netflix.com, your local video store, youtube (if you have patience) or my apartment, and watch Dressed to Kill.  Preferably with a cupcake.

4 comments:

the CoR said...

I'm so jealous that you got to see him. He was up here in Portland but he sold out before I even had a chance. So sad. He's freakin' brilliant.

James said...

How superbly wonderful. I'm sure one day I'll be able to see his amazingness.

:)

Alisa Marie said...

fantastic! i;ve gotten tad interested in the past few months...

sounds like you guys had an awesome time.

im gonna call you tomorrow or sometime before tad gets back so we can discuss life.

Paige said...

Glorious is my favorite. I think he has a new release too....