Video: Eddie Izzard ‘Cake or Death’ [Dress to Kill DVD]

Comedian, actor, transvestite, ultra-marathon runner, super intelligent, dyslexic, fluent in French, passionate about politics, he is the one and only Mr Eddie Izzard. John Cleese has even deemed him as the lost Python!

Why do I love him so? He is so extraordinarily witty he makes my cheeks hurt with laughter. I have only seen him live twice and I need to see more! I do believe he performs funnier in heels but he might not bring his heels out as often now that he needs to protect his precious Achilles tendon for crazy runs across the countryside.

He has won and been nominated for numerous esteemed awards (Tony Award, Perrier Award), won 2 British Comedy Awards and has even won two bloody Emmy’s for Dress to Kill (Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program).

In 2005 he was voted by his peers as the 19th Comedian’s Comedian in the history of the world. I think they were jealous and very wrong – he is my number 1 comedian of all time. Fuck the rest of you!

Not content with challenging his mental capacity with comedy Eddie decided to show off his theatrical skills by performing on stage in a number of productions, and by taking to the big screen. You may have seen him in films such as Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, Velvet Goldmine, The Avengers, and Valkyrie.

Eddie was born to play the role of Heinrich Tannhauser in the crazy crime spoof Bullet in the Faceand his guest role in the United States of Tara as Tara’s lecturer Dr. Hattarras was fabulous in as much for his acting as the story that unfolded around his character (the dinner scene anyone?). He has only recently joined the Hannibal TV series playing you guessed it, another doctor. He is just that smart he is typecast a genius!

He is an ultra-marathon runner. You know, one of those crazy people who run for days with no purpose? He does it all for charity and has raised millions in the process. In 2009 he ran 43 marathons in 51 days to raise over a million dollars for Comic Relief’s little sister charity Sport Relief. It sounds mad, but what fine legs he has!

Able to speak French fluently he regularly performs his shows in France entirely in their language of love. He is also unable to perform his shows in English without dropping a little French here and there (Je ne sais pas pourquoi).  I don’t know French, I just Googled it. I may have just sworn at your grandmother.

His political aspirations are huge, he could be the next Boris Johnson, Mayor of London (without being an oaf). He was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s 27 year prison sentence and set on a challenge to run 27 marathons in 27 days. Unfortunately, the ultra-marathon was cut short when 4 days in he started pissing red urine and his doctor called the whole thing off.

If given the opportunity I think you should Vote Izzard! He is intelligent enough to save the world, he will be hilariously funny do so, and he looks fabulous in heels. You know it makes sense.

I’m off to buy a TomTom sat-nav with Eddie Izzard as the navigator!

Eddie Izzard Quotes:

  • My sexuality is straight transvestite or male lesbian.

  • Pears can just fuck off too. ‘Cause they’re gorgeous little beasts, but they’re ripe for half an hour, and you’re never there. They’re like a rock or they’re mush. In the supermarket, people banging in nails. “I’ll just put these shelves up, mate, then you can have the pear.” … So you think, “I’ll take them home and they’ll ripen up.” But you put them in the bowl at home, and they sit there, going, “No! No! Don’t ripen yet, don’t ripen yet. Wait til he goes out the room! Ripen! Now now now!

  • You say ‘erbs and we say herbs. Because there’s a fucking ‘H’ in it.

  • Charles Darwin wrote a famous book in 18[gibberish]. And that book was an interesting book, cuz it was called “Monkey-Monkey-Monkey-Monkey-Monkey-Monkey-You“.

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About noisynoodle

I am a noisy noodle hailing from Melbourne, Australia who loves listening to noise in all forms, but preferably in music, TV and film. I’ve moonlighted on community radio at SYN-FM many years ago when I was still a “youth”. My mission is to promote live music (get off your bum and see something!), highlight interesting TV shows that are ignored by the ratings, expose some cool films and to not go deaf trying!

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