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Eddie Izzard

10 Things You Never Knew About Eddie Izzard

Though he first came to prominence as a stand-up comedian with a distinctively whimsical and off-the-wall style, Eddie Izzard has also won plaudits as an actor: he’s appeared on TV in Hannibal, The Riches, and United States of Tara, and in movies including Victoria & Abdul, Ocean’s Twelve and The Avengers. With his new dark comedy […]

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Dame Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent to Star in Film Written by Eddie Izzard

Dame Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent (Paddington), and Eddie Izzard (Victoria & Abdul) are all set to star in a new film, but don’t expect a feel-good movie. It’d be understandable if you did, given Jim’s form as Professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films, and Dame Judi’s recent slew of historical and comedy dramas — not […]


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 […]


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 […]

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