IN NY (2007 WARM UP GIGS)
Eddie appeared at the Union Square Theatre Feb. 12-23/ Feb 25-Mar 01, Mar 3-8,
FROM NY SHOWS (thanks Annette)
BLOG | SHEILA
O'MALLEY'S BLOG | GINGER
KNITTING KITTY'S BLOG
FAN PHOTOS (updated 03.10.08) |MARABOU'S
LU'S PHOTOS | PETE'S
PHOTOS | MALLISSER'S
PHOTOS | MIRKA'S
2007 LONDON GIGS BLOGGED
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IN PROGRESS FAN PICS (updated 12.11)
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IN PROGRESS GIG BLOGS: HERE
and HERE! (thanks
FAN PICS (added 07.23)
PICS from Montreal (added 07.23)
GIG BLOGS: HERE (with photos)
and HERE (thanks Spoot)
REVIEW (added 08.08)
STAGE IN SF
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Eddie Izzard to performed at “Write Aid” a benefit performance to help those
affected by the Hollywood writers strike. “Write Aid” also features comedians
Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt and Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle
Thanks to Sunita for sending this clip of
Eddie in Eric Idle's new play
"What About Dick?"
A Film for Radio with music by John Du Prez
Featuring an all star cast of: Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard,
Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer, Tony Palermo, Jim Piddock, John Du Prez, and Tracy
(thanks Betsy for the review)
OK, so first of all, it killed. Still sore from laughing, but with that cast,
how could you not? Unfortunately I can't tell you much about the show itself,
as it was very confusing. Something about a cursed piano (voiced by Eric Idle...
yes, I said "voiced") and vibrators. Beyond that, I was utterly lost. I seriously
hope that Eric Idle isn't planning to use the audience reaction as an accurate
gauge for the quality of the piece, because frankly, that cast could've been reading
a fucking phone book and would've gotten the same adoration. And, though I love
the man dearly, I have to say Eddie was not at his best. He struggled to do a
mediocre Indian accent with one character, and did an Italian character that sounded
more Russian than anything. But, as I said, nobody much cared. Tim Curry was absolutely
stellar (natch), as were Billy Connolly and Jim Piddock. Tracey Ullman very much
overshadowed the other two actresses, Jane Leeves and Emily Mortimer, but all
performances were solid. All in all, a very entertaining evening, even if I couldn't
follow the plot. And tomorrow Eddie's doing a matinee, then heading over to the
Coronet to do a gig. When does he have time to take a pee??????
ONE WORD IMPROV
(with special guest Minnie Driver)
(thanks Brandi!) "I'm trying to remember as much as I can
of the the improv show, but it was a whirlwind of skits. Plus, we stopped at the
little pub beforehand and had a drink called 17 Days in a Crack House...
So what I remember was the audience shouting words like 'construction',
'danger' (which caused Eddie to jump up and start miming playing the banjo, so
it became Danger Song with the whole crew jamming along), some medical terms (a
condition of having too much cartlidge...?), 'traveling' which had Eddie and Minnie
Driver trying to take a car trip but the car had no steering wheel, and they get
pulled over in their driveway (they did the husband & wife bickering thing a bit,
and quite well too, must be the influence of the new cable show...?).
There was a skit that had one of the other guys, and the young
girl cooking in the wilderness when another guy as an old man comes up to tell
its bad luck to cook a rabbit on a Tuesday in October... the skit had to do with
'superstition' at first but then became the go-to skit for other random words
like 'cow patty' which was voiced by Minnie. I think she was slipping into making
it an Irish cow patty (paddy?) but randomness ensued from the others.
My fav skit was from the word "bougeoisie" and had one guy as
an arrogant, American hating French exchange student and another as the boy of
his host family at Xmas time. Had me tearing up from laughter, and I looked over
and saw Eddie was bent over in his chair and red faced from laughing. A few times
in the show Minnie had to turn from the audience cuz she was giggling, and I think
I even saw her wipe a tear away. Minnie's and Eddie's accents would change a lot
in the skits and not necessarily because of what was going on in the skit, but
Minnie stopped him once and said, "...and why are we suddenly American?".
In one skit she was a mermaid/siren, and Eddie as Jesus was swimming
out to her. She asked why Jesus couldn't walk across the water to her, and he
said something like that miracle was played out, and that he had floaties on his
ankles but was too top heavy and fell over, but he had other miracles like pick
a card and put it back in the deck...
The skit from the word 'mercy' had my fav line of the night though.
Eddie was on his knees praying and another guy kneels down next to him to pray,
leans in to him and says, "So, uh, what are YOU praying for?" Then God and Satan
jump in and plan a get together.
My word contribution for the night was 'sasquatch' which became
a skit about some sort of mythical/fairy tale character rehabilitation. One guy
was Jack & the Beanstalk, I think there was Frankenstein, Minnie was Cinderella
and before Eddie could say a character name, Minnie called him Tiny Tim. lol.
There were occasional words like 'crotch' and 'penis', and even
'Bush' (which I'm guessing meant Pres. Bush) shouted out but were ignored by the
cast. lol Crap, I wish I could remember more, but so much of it is hard to even
describe. It was kinda like an audience full of people with Tourettes watching
6 people with severe ADD. I loved it. I wanted to join in so badly."
EDDIE @ THE G8 SUMMIT POVERTY MARCH
OF QUOTES & NEWS ITEMS (updated 07.11)
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LINEUP AND INFO
Eddie played the piano when Midge Ure performed 'Vienna'.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (thanks Abraxas)
ROCKS LIVE EARTH
Eddie Izzard presented the next act, Razorlight, telling the audience: "A lot
of us are going to come out and are going to tell you to do things. A lot of stuff
we tell you we have to do as well. "We`re probably more guilty than anyone with
all this flying around and stuff. "With two billion people watching, today is
the day to start."
BLOG (w/Eddie interview)
WATCH THE CONCERT ONLINE
A MAGICAL LOVE-IN
"...Eddie Izzard was also a festival favourite with his one-off
performance. "Just For Laughs executive Bruce Hills called Eddie Izzard's show,
his first appearance at the fest in a decade "a love-in, probably the most magical
show I’ve seen in years”. Izzard also appeared on The Greg Proops Chat Show a
talk show pilot that Variety said ‘generated considerable industry interest.’..."
REVIEW (updated 07.26.05)
Brit comedian Eddie Izzard broke out at Aspen in 1998 - with spiked,
dyed hair, mascara and nail polish. He billed himself as a "cross-dressing surrealist
comedian." But he was a different man at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday night.
Izzard was dressed like a preppy, and his routine was definitely mainstream, even
family-friendly. I counted only two f-bombs in the entire set. He talked about
Aspen as a town and a fragrance. He promised to go out and buy bottles of Aspen
cologne, "and if I don't get any action, I'll be jolly enraged." He complained
about the thin air, the empty front-row seats, the early lack of laughter. He
joked about sharks and bees and wasps. But by the time he finished his one-hour
set, Izzard had the crowd screaming and laughing. So why the cleaned-up act? People
think he's hoping for a TV deal and that he wants to show the folks in Aspen that
he can be funny without being out there.
UPDATE: "Eddie Izzard, who opted
to forgo his drag queen attire in the 30-degree Rockies, seemed to ad-lib his
way through the first half of his Thursday night show before picking things up
with his imitation of life in a beehive. The act required much prancing around
onstage, causing a wheezing Izzard to remark on how thin the air is in Aspen."
PHOTOS HERE (thanks Linda)
FAN PHOTO HERE (thanks Shooter)
HERE! (updated 12.31.04)
REVIEWS HERE! (updated 10.23.04)
DETAILED RUN DOWN OF SOHO GIG
(word doc) Thanks Mynah!
If you have photos from any of the warmup gigs and would like to share them,
email them to me
WALKING IN LA
Eddie performed some gigs at LA's Coronet Theatre 06/08 - 06/11. Fan Pics
(updated 06.11.05) If you have any pics or a review,
SEND'EM IN and I'll post them!