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Articles Tagged 'Eddie Izzard'

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WATCH: Eddie Izzard on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy

Self-proclaimed “executive transvestite” and Victoria and Abdul star Eddie Izzard is back doing stand-up, which can only mean one thing. That’s right: it’s bad news for Steve. If you know your Izzard, you know Steve is a frequent character in his work: He turns up on the Starship Enterprise, as a migrating bird, one of the Corinthians who […]

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The 11 Best Stand-Up Specials You Can Watch Without Leaving Your Living Room

New series I’m Dying Up Here dramatizes the 1970s L.A. stand-up scene from Sunday (June 4) on Showtime, adding stand-up comedy to the list of cool industries to get the retro treatment, after 1960s advertising in Mad Men and the 1970s music industry in Vinyl. Stand-up comedy has been hailed “the new rock and roll” since alternative comics started going […]

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A Second Scalping for Karen Gillan?

Karen Gillan may have been a little quiet since Selfie ended, but two recent news stories have emerged that suggest she’s going to have another busy year. She told the Daily Record that she’s a little bit nervous at the prospect of a sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, in case she is once again […]

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Eddie Izzard For London Mayor?

The trouble with talking to comedians on chat shows about their future plans comes when you have to try and work out if they’re kidding or not. They might be talking about anything from taking a serious role in a new movie to playing the first comedy gig on the moon, and either one could […]

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Photos: Celebrity Olympic Torchbearers… It’s the Final Stretch!

Wow, the day is finally here! The Olympic torch started its adventure in Land’s End, Cornwall, making its way to the four corners of the United Kingdon, landing in East London at the Olympic Stadium this evening (July 27) at 7:30 pm ET for the Opening Ceremony. Over 8,000 people have carried the torch on its journey […]

Americans Pretending To Be British Part 8: Stand-Up Comedy

Ah, stand-up comedy, how I love you. Where else can you bear witness to someone attempting to describe an idea no one even knew they thought, or express political thought in a puckish and teasing fashion, or to admit to an embarrassing truth that turns out to be universal (they hope), or simply to make […]

Lost In Translation: Five Things Which Are The Same, But Different

The best way to understand this post is by examining the following statements: 1: Britain and America have lots and lots in common. 2: That said, Britain and America are very different cultures, with their own customs and language. 3: Some things are essentially the same on both sides of the Atlantic, but for some […]

Why Are All Of Snow White’s Dwarves British?

Not long ago, we pulled together a compilation of American things that the British had improved, and we mentioned that British actors often get cast as the bad guys in action movies. And this is something we all understand. The Brits do haughty very well, after all, and the bad guys in the movies always […]

The Tellyvangelist: Nov. 15-21

It’s a very special week in this week’s Tellyvangelist – your weekly guide to all that’s British on U.S. TV. Not only will you have multiple chances to hear from the stars of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but Craig Ferguson will have a chance to live out every fanboy’s dream with a visit […]

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