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Eddie Izzard at the Montreal Comedy Festival 1993

Festival mainstage debut and an early version of the Monkey is in the Tree.

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19 Responses to “Eddie Izzard at the Montreal Comedy Festival 1993”

  1. On July 1, 2012 at 10:12 am delboy76 responded with... #

    Cheers for this. Been trying to see the full show for a while. Bought the vhs but for some reason it missed out the best performer.

  2. On July 1, 2012 at 9:52 am mrmarriottsgirl responded with... #

    All just my piddly opinion but there’s absolutely no comedian as funny, wise, genuine,engaging & timeless as Izzard. He doesn’t prattle on about sex, jobs etc. he’s mostly into obscure actual facts & such. He’s brilliant! wish he’d stayed in Europe I fear plastic H-wood may wreck & lower his standards, that’s what happened to Idle – Python was amazing before the US bug bit them. I hope he gives up some of the LA movie world. Oh re LA. I’m in Us, to me our entertainement is rather dumbed down.

  3. On July 1, 2012 at 9:36 am verityandstu responded with... #

    Ah, the deepest gratitude for this splendid nugget!

  4. On July 1, 2012 at 8:58 am modestalmond responded with... #

    The ‘Speaking French’ bit- so much more polished in Dress to Kill. The clothing, too. LoL

  5. On July 1, 2012 at 8:33 am NarcissistsDie responded with... #

    Never got Eddie Izzard. He’s made a career out of digressing.

  6. On July 1, 2012 at 8:14 am Heathaholic responded with... #

    im soooo glad his clothing style has improved xD

  7. On July 1, 2012 at 7:21 am wwyd4akb responded with... #

    who else digresses so engagingly as to make it a career?

  8. On July 1, 2012 at 6:40 am NarcissistsDie responded with... #

    Me, look:
    “Shopkeeper can I have a bottle of milk – thank you – oh and: “le singe est dans l’arbre”.
    “Greengrocer may I have some potatoes – thank you, oh and: “le singe est dans l’arbre”.
    “Butcher, can I have some sausages – thank you – oh and: “le singe est dans l’arbre”.

    and repeat…

  9. On July 1, 2012 at 6:19 am wwyd4akb responded with... #

    im not sure if youre being paid for that… if so good on ya

  10. On July 1, 2012 at 5:51 am No1mjfan88 responded with... #

    love him he’s so attractive and funny ;).

  11. On July 1, 2012 at 5:45 am FreeeeS responded with... #

    oh gawd I am from Mongolia

  12. On July 1, 2012 at 4:48 am antonswitajewski responded with... #

    i just love the way he ended it. “Anyway, thank you very much for listening, um…” *walks away*

  13. On July 1, 2012 at 4:32 am meisterslx responded with... #

    so funny he looks to his right talking to the driver and it puzzles me cause I’m continental…

  14. On July 1, 2012 at 4:01 am yourdogsyourcat responded with... #

    He still does a lot of political activism etc over here so I’m hoping that keeps him grounded 🙂

  15. On July 1, 2012 at 3:12 am yourdogsyourcat responded with... #

    Like many of the greatest comedians of all time then

  16. On July 1, 2012 at 2:18 am NarcissistsDie responded with... #

    Eddie Izzard, speaking French, with his hair going up and down. The monkey is in the tree. That’s something you have to crow bar into a conversation isn’t it? Well, yes, if you want to ask people for money to watch you say that. The monkey is in the tree – the man is in the tree. Fucking genius comedic conclusion there.

  17. On July 1, 2012 at 1:53 am yourdogsyourcat responded with... #

    Quite. Well fair enough if you don’t like him but having been to see both his stand-up and his political lectures I personally think he is one of the most intelligent and witty comedians of all time, much better than a lot of the shit that gets peddled as comedy on television and film today.

  18. On July 1, 2012 at 1:41 am pjthemofo responded with... #

    Great clip to see how the learning french material has evolved. (C.f. Dress to Kill)

  19. On July 1, 2012 at 1:18 am holm10 responded with... #

    in definite article he says the first line he ever learned in french was ”the mouse is underneath the table” hmmm…..

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