Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Eddie Izzard - Glorious|
Actors: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra
Director: Peter Richardson
Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts
"Glorious" was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon during his sell-out tour in 1997 after Izzard debuted the show in New York. He also went onto Paris to do the show in French. Topics contained in "Glorious" include, NEW TE... more »
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Jennifer J. Sikes | Pensacola, Florida | 04/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Eddie Izzard while watching HBO one Saturday night. The concert was entitled "Dressed to Kill". I had never heard of Eddie before, and by the time it was over, I was wondering what rock I had been dwelling under to have never seen this brilliant comic."Glorious", while not quite as even as "Dressed", still left me in tears. The show begins with a Eddie's take on the book of Genesis, then travels on towards the Trojan horse ("Bye! Well done! Here's a horse for you..per usual..Bye!"), takes a hard left into the British Monarchy, shower water temperature and baboons in mime, before ending up in the book of Revelations. And, as a previous reviewer noted, the encore is probably the funniest 8 minutes of comedy I have seen in a long while.I ordered this video last weekend, received it Friday and have watched it twice so far. It is well worth the money for the newer fan (like myself), and I'm sure that seasoned Izzard fans will love it even more. "
Simply the BEST!
Jon E. | Glendale, CA | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I possibly say about Eddie Izzard that someone already hasn't said here? In my opinion, he is simply the funniest, cleverest, and the most amazing comedian that I know. It's a big shame that whoever distributes his videos here in the States does not see just how popular he has become and release other titles. It's futile to try to point out all the different funny bits from GLORIOUS because I pretty much laugh nonstop all the way through every time I watch it. The Trojan Horse, the Lawn Mower, Small Airplane and Digestive Cookies, the Encore on computers (simply genius! )... Watching GLORIOUS is the best stress-buster that I've got going these days. If you're not a believer at first, try Eddie Izzard out, and you'll become a fanatic like I and so many others. I can't wait for him to come back to the U.S. on a tour."
Simon, the god of hairdos, says Eddie rocks!
daria_m | Houston, Texas United States | 07/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is a reason Eddie Izzard won an Emmy or two for his HBO special "Dress to Kill": he's a bloody genius. He's one of the absolute best physical comics I have ever seen. His style jumps all over the place, throwing in wild references when you are least expecting them. And his James Mason impression is right on!
"Glorious" is an earlier effort preceding the gem referred to by reviewers as D2K. Some reviewers are saying it's not as good as D2K. I think this is an unfair evaluation. This special was geared toward his audience back home, and it is ripe with references from his early shows. American viewers might say, "Who is Mrs. Badcrumble?" for instance. There is also a language barrier with American and UK audiences, something he brilliantly points out, if you'll remember, in D2K. You might feel tempted to find a British person and ask them to open their verbal dictionary for you. But I promise you, once you figure out what things mean, you will find so much more humor in his stories.
Some people also find it strange that he is a transvestite. I will just say that in today's world, nothing should shock you anymore. In the future, I hope that Eddie is known for his unique performance style and not for his skirts. I wish Entertainment Tonight would not refer to him as, "cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard." It should be "sensational talent Eddie Izzard" instead.
My suggestion to you is to check out some of Eddie's earlier works if you get the chance. It's difficult to get videos of his early shows unless you live in England, but if you're serious about getting to know this fantastic comic, Amazon sells an import CD set of his shows "Unrepeatable" and "Definite Article" in their Popular Music section. I've had a listen to these and they are wonderful.
In the meantime, enjoy this show featuring: Sean Connery building the Arc, God creating toasters and jam, the queen who lives forever, Achilles and his hoovering heel, and the evil habits of giraffes, ducks, and pilot fish. Fits of laughter are guaranteed!"
Jeffrey D. Smith | Baltimore, MD USA | 01/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of Eddie Izzard until Dress to Kill, which I found remarkable for three reasons: he was funny for an hour and forty minutes, way longer than most comics can manage; he is intelligent, and assumes his audience is; and I can watch the show over and over. I generally watch things once and move on, but I saw this four times in less than a month--and loved it each time. As most of the people here say, Glorious is not as good--it might only have an hour's worth of good material. That's an acceptable amount, easily, when you consider how funny he is when he's on. This can also be watched multiple times, even with its slow spots."