Eddie Izzard is the comedy phenomenon he is for a simple reason. He's brilliantly funny. No relying on fart jokes or crass humor. You have to have an interest in the world and some brains in your head to follow where he leads. Having been lucky enough to see this show many times, both in UK and in the USA, it always amazes me how he changes things up nightly, and never fails to make you laugh.
I DO think it's funnier when you actually see him perform, rather than just hearing him - he's a rather physical performer and that just can't be captured in sound! If you don't know Eddie's work, buy the DVD first (and get them all, really, you won't be sorry!!). Eddie Izzard Live Stripped [DVD] Eddie Izzard - 7 [DVD]
Eddie Izzard is awesome! Being able to listen to this CD on my iPod or while traveling always brings a smile to my face. Honestly, if you can't watch the videos - get the CD. Some of his routines are actually different on CD than DVD. Either way, as long as you have a healthy imagination and a strong intellect - you will be laughing your socks off. However, one complaint - Why hasn't this routine been released to the US yet? It's sad that American fans can't have equal access to high quality comedy.
Eddie Izzard is one of the funniest comedians around, and this is no exception. Occasionally there might be something where the audience laughs but we don't know why because it`s a visual joke, but that barely detracts from the comedy at all.
I've been a fervorous Eddie Izzard for years and years and I have to admit "Stripped" did not have me rolling on the floor laughing as did his previous 6 Audio CDs. This one contains multiple gags from his previous work (which gives you a feeling of familiarity with the author, which is actually quite nice) but it almost feels like he didn't have time to prepare for this and pulled something together at the last minute. Anyway, still a masterful piece of standup comedy, though.