Izzard currently feels more like a fundraiser-activist than an actual, working standup. In fact, this hypnotic ramble was his last complete work before charity marathon running and pro-EU campaigning took over. Filmed in 2013, it finds the man John Cleese once called "the Lost Python" in masterful form. It prompts the thought that as admirable as his extracurricular activities are, Izzard should consider going back to the day job for a bit.Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 15th April 2017
Err, so, yeah. Eddie Izzard made his career out of hilarious, dizzying, surreal routines held up by their own daft logic, but you can expect him to return to certain themes: history, religion, James Mason. He's Wikipedia in heels, and fans will find much of this show familiar even though the material is new.
Force Majeure shows that, no matter how much time he spends running marathons or running for public office, on stage he is still a force of nature. It's just a shame that his flights of fancy are somewhat locked into autopilot.Jonathan Holmes, Radio Times, 3rd January 2015