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TGIF: Eddie Izzard on Being Bilingual August 1, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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It’s Friday! Time for another video. This is a clip from comedian and actor Eddie Izzard’s Dress to Kill stand-up act. For those of you who are not familiar with Eddie Izzard, he is an Emmy-winning English stand-up comedian and actor who is currently starring in The Riches (on American cable channel FX) with Minnie Driver. As Wikipedia reports, “Izzard’s style is heavily influenced by Monty Python, especially in his use of a stream-of-consciousness delivery that jumps between topics as he free-associates onstage. He does not generally work from a script, due to his dyslexia.” His comedy style is expressed in rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. Despite the fact that some of his humor goes straight over the heads of the American audience it is still brilliant. This particular clip talks about the differences between British and American English.

And since I was just raving about American moviemakers, here is Izzard’s take on British vs. U.S. movies.

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