#atozchallenge – Eddie Izzard Inspires Me


Eddie-Izzard-To-Join-The-PlayStation-Network-SuperheroMost people would categorize me as a serious person, not one to smile often, nor easily amused. What most people find funny, I generally find childish, ridiculous, and often just down-right stupid. I tend to drift toward dry and British humor (I also enjoy clever literary, scientific and math humor). To me, there is just something more intelligent about them. I guess that makes me a bit of a snob, but oh well. One comedian that I just adore is Eddie Izzard. This man can make me laugh no matter how depressed I may be. I first discovered him back in the early 2000s. I’d been watching PBS and there was an advertisement for one of his shows. I laughed myself silly watching his antics. The first of his shows that I saw was Dress to Kill. His skits on Cake or Death, Religion, and Languages just tickled me to death! I went on to watch everything I could find on him. Eddie reminds me to take time to laugh. To see the humour in ordinary things. You could say, he lightened my mood and made me a much less serious human being. Here are a few of his shows courtesy of YouTube:

Interesting Facts: Izzard considers himself a transvestite. He supports the British Labour Party. He is also an actor, writer, and humanitarian. And in early February of this year, he declared that he would run 27 marathons in 27 days, through South Africa for Sport Relief,  to commemorate the number of years that Nelson Mandela spent in jail; he completed his first marathon on 23 February. (source)


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Each day, I will be posting about People Who Inspire Me.

25 thoughts on “#atozchallenge – Eddie Izzard Inspires Me

  1. He is immense, isn’t he? I was lucky to meet him while I worked at the London Olympics for which he was a zealous ambassador. His use of cheese as a metaphor for volunteering was a hoot though I can’t now remember how it went. He’s now done his 27 marathons mad fellow. Yes, truly inspiring.

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  3. I think Dress to Kill was the first time I was exposed to Eddie Izzard, too. I, too, prefer humor that makes you think. I don’t get a lot of what passes for comedy these days.

  4. Thanks Lori for saying about him. I saw him on Carte Blanche a Sunday night or so ago, on his completing 27 marathons in 27 days. Golly, I was inspired by him, never giving up in spite of illness along the way and scorching heat. He finally reached the Union Buildings in Pretoria and kissed the feet of Mr Nelson Mandela’s statue. I was fit to burst at this amazing person.

  5. What a marvelous choice! I hadn’t thought about Eddie Izzard in a while. Thanks for reminding me–it’s good to have something on tap that’ll make you laugh when you need some therapeutic laughter (and funny cat videos wear thin after a while.)

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