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Eddie Izzard Reviews

Comedy & Stand-upLegends Live

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 28

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5.0 star rating Lilly from Chicago, Illinois

WUNDERBAR WAS A DELIGHT!

I've seen Eddie twice now, and each time has been a complete delight. He's incredibly smart and quick while also dropping beautiful sentiments about life. I would never miss a chance to see him in any city!

3.0 star rating Cee Lee from Minneapolis, Minnesota

NOT HIS BEST WORK. DISAPPOINTED.

Long time fan. Second time seeing live. Charismatic as expected . The material was weak and disjointed. Devoid of biting satire he's known for. Sound was garbled in the first act. He was still charismatic, energetic and his tangents were more interesting than the prepared material. Sorry. Wish it were better.

3.0 star rating Linda from Dallas, Texas

TOO PREACHY, NOT CONSISTENTLY FUNNY

I love Eddie, and he is looking DAMN amazing these days. But Wunderbar had no internal cohesion; it felt like just a convenient word to end on. Eddie's schtick has gotten a bit predictable: The back-and-forth conversations, mumbling stream of consciousness (which I'm not sure isn't scripted -- hard to say), various accents and languages, oral sound effects, and now to that he's added extra preachiness. I agree with him on every issue I can think of, mind you. But Trump/Hitler jokes are easy and cliche, and this isn't a political rally. I want a fair world too; but I don't want to be lectured too. So my husband and I were disappointed. We smiled a lot, but had only a few true laughs. Too many cringes.

1.0 star rating Arthur from New York, New York

HIS RETIREMENT FROM COMEDY CAME EARLY

It had been 20 years since I had last seen Eddie Izzard live. Though I expected more this time around it felt like less. I chuckled twice in the entire duration of this show - Eddie seemed almost bored to have to be in New York. While one’s background can make for humor Izzard’s life stories didn’t seem particularly unique. His whole dialogue seemed to revolve around random occurrences that had no lesson other than that they happened to Eddie. It was charming to hear his multilingual dialogue but shouldn’t it have been for a bigger purpose than to try and impress the audience? There seemed no other reason to ramble on about earlier shows on his tour. Shouldn’t he just have focused on those who were paying to watch him on the night? Apparently, not. A political career in Britain’s Labour Party beckons, Eddie told us in what was the most interesting part of his show. Yes, Brexit is a shambles but Eddie seems to have some passion for politics. It came through. But nothing else did. Poor.

3.0 star rating from Phoenix, Arizona

DIFFICULT TO HEAR - MISSED A LOT OF THE MATERIAL.

Have been a fan for awhile, but could not say if material was great or not since delivery seemed to be to the floor next to him or even behind him. I think I missed at least half of the show. Sat in first 10 rows in orchestra and sadly, I think it was a waste of time and money. Venue at Orpheum is great. Noticed some people leaving at intermission. Either they got tired of the politics or could not hear, as I notices I was not alone in this.

1.0 star rating John Inglis from San Diego, California

HOW DO YOU RATE WHAT YOU CAN’T HEAR?

Honestly, I sat in a surreal world for the first half of this show. I felt really strangely awkward. I’m thinking “ am I going deaf?”. “Do I no longer understand people from where I come from?” “Has he forgotten that he should be talking to the back row not the front?” “Was there a last minute problem with the sound system that is causing him to use a hand held microphone?” “Why are some people laughing when I didn’t understand what was said?” I felt so bad for my wife who bought these tickets for us and didn’t seem to be enjoying this either. I decided to grin and bear it for her. At the intermission, she says “can you understand him?” I said, “sorry no.” She says I can’t hear 85% of what’s being said and I think the volume is probably fine but he mumbles a lot and doesn’t speak directly into the microphone.” And there you have it. As we left at the intermission to go home, we ride up the elevator with some people to the car. Topic of conversation? His constituents won’t be heard!

5.0 star rating Dr. DeBoze from Los Angeles, California

STILL "ONE OF A KIND"!

Saw "Wunderbar" at the Dolby Theatre Thursday night, June 27th, 2019. Third time seeing him "live". A couple of VERY important tips: Get tickets EARLY so that you can be up front. It's imperative to be able to SEE his facial expressions and be able to CLEARLY HEAR what he is saying. We skipped his last L.A. show at the Hollywood Bowl for just these reasons. Take my word for this...it's IMPORTANT. As for the new show? Eddie tears it up as usual...there is NO ONE working with his level of intelligence and sheer Comic Genius. I may have to wear "Depends" next time...I just about pissed myself laughing more than once! And my facial muscles are still sore from laughter. Thank YOU, Eddie! P.S. ~ I can't believe that the LA Times didn't do a "Calendar" piece, an interview, or even a REVIEW of the show...I may have to cancel my subscription!

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