Saturday, July 26, 2008

Eddie Izzard at the Pearl, Palms Casino, Las Vegas

Though Eddie Izzard is a comedian and actor, he is still about as rock'n'roll as you can get. A self-described "action transvestite", he publicly dressed in women's clothing (though he no longer does his stand up in this fashion) and make up while waxing philosophically on everything from religion, evolution, his upbringing, girls, politics and whatever else came into his mind. He is highly intellectual while still hilariously funny.

In this show he did all new routines (at least new to us) and was absolutely hysterical! He has toned down his fashion sense, but was still classically stylish in jeans, a striped shirt and a apparently classic tuxedo jacket with tails.

His set was at least an hour & 1/2 and talked about politics - asking us to vote for Barack so that we don't have to pretend to be Canadian while traveling - and religion (he is not a believer) and referencing old skits randomly, by simply referring to squirrels or giraffes, motorboats, "join or die", and many more.

He does compliment his audience several times on their intelligence, which is interesting in that it implies that we wouldn't understand his intellect if we're weren't smarter than the average person, and it also makes an "us and them" with the outside world.

In any case, Eddie is at least as funny as he has ever been and we laughed outloud throughout the show! Absolutely see him if you ever have a chance!