History Creator / EddieIzzard

30th Jun '16 6:31:23 AM Willbyr
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* PullYourselfDownTheSpear: He has a long segment in his "Stripped" tour about a soldier trying this to defeat the enemy's extra-long spears.
23rd May '16 2:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImprovisedCross: One of his early stand-up routines has him discussing whether or not a finger-cross would ward off a vampire, which would essentially make Dracula more of an annoyance that a terrifying monster. Also, if your crucifix has been broken and looks more like a T-sign, can you still use it to ward a vampire by holding it with your thumb stuck above it?
9th Apr '16 1:35:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will) and even uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research. He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite) as well [[HeyItsThatGuy his numerous, various roles in film and TV.]]

He's one of the few comedians who can perform in multiple languages: ''starting as bit parts about learning European languages (like Latin), he has gone on to do entire gigs in French and German. He's even done Labour Party gigs. As for his acting career, Izzard has appeared in several movies and theatre productions, and has covered a wide range of both serious and eccentric roles (several of which are [[EvilBrit supervillains]]). As with most comedians, you can expect to [[HeyItsThatGuy spot him here]] and [[TheCameo there]] -- some of his most notable roles in the past decade cover [[Film/OceansEleven master thief]], [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Nazi defector]], [[Series/{{Hannibal}} serial killer]] and... a [[Film/{{Cars2}} talking car]].

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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will) and even uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research. He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite) as well [[HeyItsThatGuy his numerous, various roles in film and TV.]]

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He's one of the few comedians who can perform in multiple languages: ''starting as bit parts about learning European languages (like Latin), he has gone on to do entire gigs in French and German. He's even done Labour Party gigs. As for his acting career, Izzard has appeared in several movies and theatre productions, and has covered a wide range of both serious and eccentric roles (several of which are [[EvilBrit supervillains]]). As with most comedians, you can expect to [[HeyItsThatGuy spot him here]] and [[TheCameo here and there]] -- some of his most notable roles in the past decade cover [[Film/OceansEleven master thief]], [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Nazi defector]], [[Series/{{Hannibal}} serial killer]] and... a [[Film/{{Cars2}} talking car]].
17th Mar '16 3:46:49 PM TinyTedDanson
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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will) and even uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research. He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite) as well has [[HeyItsThatGuy his numerous roles in film and TV.]]

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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will) and even uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research. He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite) as well has [[HeyItsThatGuy his numerous numerous, various roles in film and TV.]]



More recently, Eddie has been aiming to finally perform his twenty-seven marathons across Africa for Sport Relief, perfoming it now at age 54. Additionally, he has "came out" as actually being closer to transgendered than transvestite, citing that it goes beyond his clothing preference and that [[AmbiguousGender he doesn't feel black and white about his gender]] (though he still [[MistakenForGay only fancies girls]]).
He has also even expressed an interest in running for Mayor of London in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/shortcuts/2013/may/14/eddie-izzard-mayor-of-london 2020 city elections]] too.

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More recently, Eddie has been aiming to finally perform his twenty-seven marathons across Africa for Sport Relief, perfoming it now at age 54. doing so despite being fifty-four. Additionally, he has "came out" publically as actually being closer to transgendered than transvestite, citing that it goes beyond his clothing preference and that [[AmbiguousGender he doesn't feel black and white about his gender]] (though he still [[MistakenForGay only fancies girls]]).
girls]]). He has also even expressed an interest in running for Mayor of London in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/shortcuts/2013/may/14/eddie-izzard-mayor-of-london 2020 city elections]] too.
17th Mar '16 3:41:47 PM TinyTedDanson
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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will). He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite). He uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research.

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[[VerbalTic So, uh... yeah]]. So! Eddie Izzard! He's a British stand-up comedian and actor, notable for his style of rambling, free-associating monologues with pantomimic sketches, with ConversationalTroping by the fistful should he veer onto the subjects of TV and cinema (which he will). will) and even uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do his research. He is known for being an '''Action!'''{{Transvestite}} (or, if you prefer, Executive Transvestite). He uses Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to do Transvestite) as well has [[HeyItsThatGuy his research.
numerous roles in film and TV.]]



This man is so highly thought of as a comedian and performer that Thy Lord the Comedy God Himself, Creator/JohnCleese, described him as the "Lost Python" (Izzard hosted a documentary and appeared with the remaining members of the troupe on BBC Two for their 30th anniversary).

Eddie's most recent show ''Force Majeure'' was successful enough to continue across five continents - despite starting in 2013, and having the show released on home video while still touring, he still continued to sell out venues, playing dates in the USA up until July of the following year.

He has also expressed an interest in running for Mayor of London in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/shortcuts/2013/may/14/eddie-izzard-mayor-of-london 2020 city elections]]. Well, the current Mayor used to host HaveIGotNewsForYou on occasion...

Aside from being a transvestite, he also identifies as a transgender guy (stating that genetically he's got boy bits and girl bits) and happily hovers in between gender boxes.

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More recently, Eddie has been aiming to finally perform his twenty-seven marathons across Africa for Sport Relief, perfoming it now at age 54. Additionally, he has "came out" as actually being closer to transgendered than transvestite, citing that it goes beyond his clothing preference and that [[AmbiguousGender he doesn't feel black and white about his gender]] (though he still [[MistakenForGay only fancies girls]]).
He has also even expressed an interest in running for Mayor of London in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/shortcuts/2013/may/14/eddie-izzard-mayor-of-london 2020 city elections]] too.

This man is so highly thought of as a comedian and performer that Thy Lord the Comedy God Himself, Creator/JohnCleese, described him as the "Lost Python" (Izzard hosted a documentary and appeared with the remaining members of the troupe on BBC Two for their 30th anniversary). \n\n Eddie's most recent show ''Force Majeure'' was successful enough to continue across five continents - despite starting in 2013, and having the show released on home video while still touring, he still continued to sell out venues, playing dates in the USA up until July of the following year.

He has also expressed an interest in running for Mayor of London in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/shortcuts/2013/may/14/eddie-izzard-mayor-of-london 2020 city elections]]. Well, the current Mayor used to host HaveIGotNewsForYou on occasion...

Aside from being a transvestite, he also identifies as a transgender guy (stating that genetically he's got boy bits and girl bits) and happily hovers in between gender boxes.
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* GenderBlender: Is he a man? Yes. Is he a woman? Yes. Is he transgender? Yes. Is he a tranvestite? Yes.
17th Mar '16 3:37:57 AM Solle
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* GenderBlender: Is he a man? Yes. Is he a woman? Yes. Is he transgender? Yes. Is he a tranvestite? Yes.
17th Mar '16 2:56:35 AM Solle
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He's one of the few comedians who can perform in multiple languages,[[note]]''Starting as bit parts about learning European languages (like Latin), he has gone on to do entire gigs in French and German.''[[/note]] and has even done Labour Party gigs. As for his acting career, Izzard has appeared in several movies and theatre productions, and has covered a wide range of both serious and eccentric roles (several of which are [[EvilBrit supervillains]]). As with most comedians, you can expect to [[HeyItsThatGuy spot him here]] and [[TheCameo there]] -- some of his most notable roles in the past decade cover [[Film/OceansEleven master thief]], [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Nazi defector]], [[Series/{{Hannibal}} serial killer]] and... a [[Film/{{Cars2}} talking car]].

On 27 July 2009, Izzard began a [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8256589.stm seven week mega-marathon run]] around the UK to raise money for Sport Relief. He ran six days a week for 51 days, covering at least 27 miles per day, carrying a flag for each county in which he ran, from London to Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh and back to London. He completed his 1,110 mile run on 15 September 2009 at Potters Bay ''and rescued a kitten along the way''. Izzard was 47 years old at the time, and had completed his first marathon just three months before.

He had intended to do a similar feat in 2012, by running 27 marathons in 27 days, in tribute to Nelson Mandela (one marathon for each of his years in prison) but had to stop after the fourth, due to unforeseen complications due to prescription drugs he'd been taking.

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He's one of the few comedians who can perform in multiple languages,[[note]]''Starting languages: ''starting as bit parts about learning European languages (like Latin), he has gone on to do entire gigs in French and German.''[[/note]] and has German. He's even done Labour Party gigs. As for his acting career, Izzard has appeared in several movies and theatre productions, and has covered a wide range of both serious and eccentric roles (several of which are [[EvilBrit supervillains]]). As with most comedians, you can expect to [[HeyItsThatGuy spot him here]] and [[TheCameo there]] -- some of his most notable roles in the past decade cover [[Film/OceansEleven master thief]], [[Film/{{Valkyrie}} Nazi defector]], [[Series/{{Hannibal}} serial killer]] and... a [[Film/{{Cars2}} talking car]].

On 27 July 2009, Izzard began a [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8256589.stm seven week mega-marathon run]] around the UK to raise money for Sport Relief. He ran six days a week for 51 days, covering at least 27 miles per day, carrying a flag for each county in which he ran, from London to Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh and back to London. He completed his 1,110 mile run on 15 September 2009 at Potters Bay ''and rescued a kitten along the way''. Izzard was 47 years old at the time, and had completed his first marathon just three months before. \n\n He had intended to do a similar feat in 2012, by running 27 marathons in 27 days, in tribute to Nelson Mandela (one marathon for each of his years in prison) but had to stop after the fourth, due to unforeseen complications due to prescription drugs he'd been taking.


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Aside from being a transvestite, he also identifies as a transgender guy (stating that genetically he's got boy bits and girl bits) and happily hovers in between gender boxes.
14th Mar '16 6:01:03 PM Generality
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* TheCoatsAreOff: Spartan sheep shear themselves before a fight in order to invoke this.


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* NoEnding: His early shows tend to abruptly cut off when he runs out of material. Lampshaded in "Dress to Kill": "I do like to end a show with that kind of '...oh.' feeling." Later shows instead have all the characters he's mentioned previously come BackForTheFinale.
19th Feb '16 8:11:16 AM PaulA
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* TomHanksSyndrome: His acting chops have in recent years moved him toward more serious roles. Notable examples include his dead-straight role as Robert Watson-Watt in ''Castles in the Sky'', a drama about the invention of radar; his portrayal of an actual Nazi (though a cowardly one) in ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}''; and playing Long John Silver himself in a TV movie adaptation of ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', with, as he put it, "none of that '[[TalkLikeAPirate Ooh arr, Jim lad]]' nonsense." It's not that Eddie has preferred comedic roles in the past and has now turned to more dramatic roles; rather, he was pigeonholed as a comedian.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: His acting chops have in recent years moved him toward more serious roles. Notable examples include his dead-straight role as Robert Watson-Watt in ''Castles in the Sky'', a drama about the invention of radar; his portrayal of an actual Nazi (though a cowardly one) in ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}''; and playing Long John Silver himself in a TV movie adaptation of ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', ''Series/{{Treasure Island|2012}}'', with, as he put it, "none of that '[[TalkLikeAPirate Ooh arr, Jim lad]]' nonsense." It's not that Eddie has preferred comedic roles in the past and has now turned to more dramatic roles; rather, he was pigeonholed as a comedian.
14th Jan '16 1:19:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LamePunReaction: He once jokes, "I was a very driven boy scout. Driven everywhere, I was." Ironically, the audience laughs, and he then groans at the fact that they actually laughed.

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He once jokes, "I was a very driven boy scout. Driven everywhere, I was." Ironically, the audience laughs, and he then groans at the fact that they actually laughed.
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