Eddie Izzard has always been a law unto himself, a fact well demonstrated in this triumphant performance given in San Francisco nearly ten years ago.
It includes routines on the Heimlich manoeuvre, Kennedy's 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech, Da Vinci's Last Supper, the story of how Engelbert Humperdinck got his name and - an obvious subject for humour, this - the development of prehistoric architecture. 'Before there was Stonehenge,' he explains, 'there was Woodhenge and Strawhenge...' It is safe to say that there is no other comedian like him.David Chater, The Times, 21st November 2008
This highly feted stand-up comedy performance by Eddie Izzard was recorded in San Francisco in 1999 (when he habitually wore more dresses and make-up than he does now). He offers his own distinctive observations on everything from the history of Western culture to puberty and royal genetics.Tessa Gibbs, The Telegraph, 21st November 2008