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Calendar, Night&Day Do You Have a Flag?

Do You Have a Flag?

Eddie Izzard is not a comedian so much as an event. A British transvestite who fancies girls, Izzard is master of the non-sequitur — he hops from squirrels to mass murder to Stonehenge with a deftness and frivolity that few…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Eddie Izzard Makes Light of Civilization and Religion in <i>Stripped on the Shore</i>

Eddie Izzard Makes Light of Civilization and Religion in Stripped on the Shore

Saturday night's Stripped on the Shore at Shoreline Amphitheatre a comedy act that's been performed since 2008. But when the comedian is Eddie Izzard, that doesn't mean much. The great British humorist who's known for calmly pacing great expanses of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Role of a Lifetime

Role of a Lifetime

In England, Eddie Izzard is a god, a transvestite comic genius, even the "lost Python,” according to John Cleese. In America, he’s Tony P in Mystery Men. He’s also a few other bit characters, but really, Tony P. is about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not Even Texas

Not Even Texas

A comedian's got to work with what they've got and who they are: It would be no use for Eddie Izzard to try a bro approach, for example. In the same way, Alex Reymundo probably didn't have to think too…
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Eddie Izzard, if he ever sees this movie, will attain nirvana, disappearing completely, like the flame of a candle that has been blown out. By putting a Scottish actor into Irish drag and forcing him to "match wits" with special-effects…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: Eddie Izzard, The Melvins, Zine Fest, Download

The Weekend Hitlist: Eddie Izzard, The Melvins, Zine Fest, Download

This weekend each person is forced to make a very important decision: Mamma Mia or the Dark Knight. I mean, both easily fit into the weekend but which will be the opening night selection? I cannot make that decision…
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Nothing Natural About It

Last year, Sean Owens produced a theatrical soiree made up of a series of short plays so dementedly different that looking back on the experience, it's a wonder that the constituent parts of Odd By Nature fitted together into a…
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Culture, Stage

Joe Egg

The girl's name is Josephine, but her English parents call her Joe Egg after a saying of her very English, very suburban-provincial grandmother's: "Just sitting around like Joe Egg." Young Josephine does nothing but sit around; she has cerebral palsy.…
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Culture, Stuff Drag King

Drag King

Eddie Izzard knows precisely why he wanted to become a performer, be it an actor or stand-up comedian or, for that matter, a street performer entertaining passers-by for spare change. When he was 6 years old, Izzard was living in…
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Culture, Stage


Fantastic Voyage The Odyssey. Adapted by Richard Silberg. Directed by Amy Sass. Starring Keith Davis, Beth Donohue, Sandie Armstrong, and Ali Dadgar. Set and puppets by Michael Frassinelli. At Ohlone Park, Martin Luther King & Hearst, Berkeley, Aug. 8. Continues…
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Night Crawler

Queens of England This week, San Francisco was invaded. No one seemed to mind because everyone was far too amused. Eddie Izzard -- lauded by John Cleese as the funniest man in England today -- traipsed through sold-out previews for…
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Eddie, Steady, Go!

The Eddie Izzard you see in the upcoming remake of The Avengers won't be the Eddie Izzard you see doing stand-up in his one-man show Dress to Kill, which the British comic will finally perform on the West Coast, thanks…
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