eddie izzard, stripped, portland performance: the review

brilliant. absolutely brilliant.

the lovely PB planned this as an early bday present and what a brilliant plan that was. we had dinner with a view and loads of champagne (brilliant!) followed by excellent seats of the great cross-dressing izz (not cross-dressed tonite) and then drove back and under a brilliant dark sky sprinkled with stars.  yes i am using ‘brilliant’ a lot, but it the only word that encompasses the excellence of the evening.

the performance:  my face hurt after 2 hours of the izz’s tireless brilliantness because i laughed so much. there’s one bit where he is both messenger to a roman general and the roman general. the messenger is trying explain in latin the arrival of hannibal – this is a bit that question latin’s efficacy as a language since it is so bloody complicated – his 5 minute conversation with himself (via the two characters) in the most hilarious latin (latin-ish) sprinkled with german, spanish and a lot of physical antics is side-splitting.

and then there’s the bit about the animals on naoh’s ark. or the relativity of time when it comes to computer updates. i could go on, but won’t. i will never do him justice. so if he’s coming anywhere near where you live, do not miss it. and if he isn’t, just get on a plane to where he is. the tour is nearing its end (last dates are in LA in very early august). you will not regret it, because he is quite simply


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  1. Hanna

    I saw Eddie in New York at Radio City Music Hall on June 27…
    Smart, hilariously funny, gorgeous, philosophical, and of course…..

    Brilliant !

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