Eddie Izzard - Unrepeatable
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The audio sounds a bit tinny, as if they were recording from the speakers (the audio on later performances is much better).
That aside, being that its an older show, you might not have heard some of these jokes. You also get to have a look at how Mr. Izzard's shtick has developed, though it was very funny even then.
This is a 1994 show, and even then, Izzard's "Star Trek" material must have been dated. But the man is so affable, by the time he's talking about different settings for phasers, you're chuckling in spite of yourself. Other bits are even more far-fetched: If bees make honey, why don't earwhigs make chutney? Good stuff.
HOT TIP: Izzard has a tendency to mumble, and some of his best lines are barely audible asides, so turn the subtitles "on."
I've seen later shows and probably laughed louder, but this West End performance from earlier in his career, 1994, does not disappoint. Made from a single performance (rather than assembled from the best parts of several), there are moments that don't quite work, but given Izzard's style of delivery, these are even comic and you wouldn't want to miss them.
Often compared to the brilliance of Robin Williams, Izzard is all himself and nobody else. This particular DVD actually has a commentary of Izzard talking about his own performance (recorded about 10 years later) and a silly "trivia commentary" with odd facts about the subject matter he is discussing, e.g., that in Holland it is illegal to shop in a grocery store without a cart? (That can't be true. . .)
This was recorded at the Albery, a high, high theater with pretty good acoustics it seems, in 1994, which was a year or so before someone exposed me to him. It's dadgummed near as fresh today, in 2012 (almost 2013) as it was then. He's got a goofy let's "make up history as it *should have been" way of looking that things that will make you feel like someone nearby must have smoked something funny and you have a contact high. His goony view will leave you staggering.
It's nice to stumble from silly for a change instead of daily horror. I'm glad Eddie Izzard is around, and I wouldn't mind having him for a neighbor. This is a good introduction.Watch Unrepeatable and see mu next door neighbor. I think he's really a cat. ::snickersnort::
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I love Eddie Izzard!! One of my favorite concerts, along with Definite Article, Glorious, and Dressed to Kill!Published 3 months ago by readnwrite
Funny. . . . . . what a clever mind. . . . first saw him on the British show 'What's My Line'. May I repeat. . . funny.Published 11 months ago by C. J. Jordan
Not Eddie's finest DVD, but still plenty of wonderful stuff that fans will enjoy. A couple of segments see Eddie find his best and produce some side splitting laughs.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
LOVE Eddie Izzard and really enjoyed Unrepeatable but this was filmed before Eddie slowed down a bit and found his legendary timing for asides and extemporaneous flights of fancy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by EC Stevenson
disclaimer... i love eddie ... fangirl all the way... he is smart... he is funny ... and he has good taste in clothes for his body type... eddie is always a good timePublished on May 9, 2014 by dawn