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Eddie Izzard: Cake or death

by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 5, 2008

British comic Eddie Izzard does quite a few bits about religion, and I don’t agree with most of what he has to say, since his viewpoints generally come across as pretty superficial.

However, Izzard says he was raised in the Church of England, so I defer to knowledge about that denomination, assuming it’s greater than my own. In his Emmy-winning DVD “Dress to Kill,” Izzard argues that people in the Church of England can’t have extreme viewpoints because of the church’s sordid start with Henry VIII.

This is one of the bits Izzard is most famous for, and it clearly shows the influence of the Monty Python boys on his comedy.

Again, I issue the language-and-lipstick warning and reiterate that these clips are aimed at children. Also, I offer another Lego interpretation of Izzard’s comedy, courtesy of some clever YouTube contributor.


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by Brandy McDonnell
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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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