Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley
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Eddie Izzard, the transvestite king of comedy, comes roaring back with all of his wry wit and absurd observations in one of his biggest shows ever. Performed in front of a sell-out crowd of over 44,000 over 4 nights at Wembley Stadium in London, Eddie never lets up the funny as he deals with the important issues ranging from Medusa's hair care, fighting sharks, dentistry, and the universal hatred of houseflies. Eddie's unique delivery keeps the audience in stitches even during his pauses, demonstrating again why he is one of the top comedians in the world. EDDIE IZZARD: LIVE FROM WEMBLEY features the master of comedy at the top of his game.
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This appears to be a version of Eddie Izzard's show Sexie from 2003 which was never released on DVD here in the US (This was taken at different performances of the show). This is probably a good thing since the region 2 DVD of Sexie seems to be Eddie on an off night
I saw the Sexie show a couple of times when it played live in the US and it really was a mixed bag. the first night I saw it I found it absolutely hysterically funny. The second night was less as good. The import DVD wasn't all that good. Much of the material performed has to do with Eddie's film career and when it works its very funny. I'm guessing that this is going to be worth picking up for any one who is a fan of Eddie's stand up because many of the bits are choice even if the show over all isn't great. Besides even allowing that this was recorded at a different series of shows than the original DVD, Eddie's shows are never the same, he's always changing bits, indeed even his recorded shows are never the same with the audio tape, CDs and video recordings of his early shows all being different.
(Thank you to Auntie Momo at Cake or Death for seconding my suspicions)
Was somewhat disappointed to find that it is basically just another performance from the Sexie tour. One or two different bits as you always find watching Eddie on different nights but not really enough to justify this being released.
If you own Sexie on DVD, don't buy this. If you don't own Sexie, buy it as it's a better performance.
1) "Eddie seemed nervous at the start": didn't get that in the slightest... his opening few minutes (about his breasts) are among the funniest, and are certainly no more manic or free-associative than he normally is.
2) "The audience wasn't as into it": I think people are responding to the fact that, since it's a stadium show, the sound of the audience is bigger, but more diffuse and removed than a hemmed-in theater crowd. Once you get used to that sound difference, it's clear that they're every bit as on board as usual.
Buy the Wembley show without fear--it's hilarious.
Being hearing-impaired, I have to give this a BIG FAT ZERO! I bought it, but now can't watch it. :(