My husband and I will travel next Saturday to Austin, Texas, to see one of our favorite comedians, Eddie Izzard, perform live at the Paramount Theatre. I will review and recap the show for you, loyal readers, here on BAM’s Blog.
Izzard, star of the FX series “The Riches,” is a hilarious comic who excels at wild imitations (particularly of James Mason, Sean Connery and his old clarinet teacher, Mrs. Badcrumble), mining history for laughs and bizarre observational humor.
In this week leading up to Izzard’s Austin show, I will be sharing some of his funniest bits. However, before you click on these videos, please keep in mind that Izzard also is known for dressing as a woman and cursing a blue streak in his shows. These clips aren’t for the kids.
In one of my favorite moments from “Eddie Izzard: Definite Article,” the comedian talks about Pavlov’s dog research (but with a Welsh accent) and then imagines what would happen if Pavlov had tried the ring-bell-eat-food experiment with a cat instead of dog:
(This video is from YouTube. I highly recommend that you rent or buy these DVDs. I own several of them, and they never fail to make me laugh.)