Life for comedy fans got just a little bit better this week, when it was announced that the amazingly hilarious Amy Schumer is getting her own HBO stand-up special. It's an honor most comedians only dream of receiving, but one she most definitely deserves. Schumer will be joining a long line of stand-ups who've left indelible marks on the comedy world, and I don't know about you, but I'm pumped.
At the time, the awkward coupling seemed like nothing more than another bizarre feat of award show booking. But in hindsight, it was a moment that signaled a significant turning point—a prescient preview of things to come. Back then, adopting the implied but never explicit characteristics of gay or trans people was reflective of an aggressively hetero-dominant culture.
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From the hilarious to the bizarre via an amazing array of talents - comedians, superb vocalists, jugglers, magicians, more comedians and numerous combinations of those disciplines. Stand-up comedian, metalhead, amateur occultist and musician of some note, Andrew is a regular on the comedy stages at Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock, Leeds and Reading festivals and the second most famous transvestite to play the Latitude Comedy Arena. A flamboyant show of odd, but smartlywritten material, relentless in its assault.
Haven built a fortune for himself as an actor, comedian, writer, and political activist, Eddie Izzard is certainly a person of interest. He made the headlines because of the drama that followed his change of sexual status. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians the British world has ever produced and is also noted for his transvestism, pantomime, and monologue.
Comedians make a career from observational humor, so they are smart and insightful. Such inspiration is a theme of his new tour, Wunderbar, in which he modestly says that, if I can run back-to-back marathons, with an ordinary body, anyone can do it. You could do it.
Name a funny and successful man who has dressed up as a woman. But it is a little tougher to name the women who get laughs while dressing as men. Kathy Burke parodied teenager Perry in Harry Enfield and Chums in the s, then around ten years later Catherine Tate took on the role of an effeminate middle-aged man. Why is there not an abundance of female comedians dressing up as men to get laughs?
Today Eddie announces U. See show information here. Wunderbar is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of Eddie Izzard.
A black metal-obsessed, dark arts-dabbling, vegan anarchist, who fronts a chaotic hardcore punk band in-between stand-up gigs. He spoke to Matt Callard about pyrotechnics, gas masks and ethical goat skulls …. So Andrew, are you dabbling in the occult in the name of comedy — or are you bringing comedy to the occult?