And we thought, as a sort of bonus, it might be just lovely to put together some of Izzard’s most famous, most lauded, and most importantly, most funny clips, for your delectation and delight.
From serious topics like crime and religion, to beekeeping and Star Wars, Izzard has taken on more concepts in his comedy than most comedians can dream of.
Far from your run of the mill observational comedian, Izzard’s impromptu dadaist comedy feels as fresh today as it did when he started performing.
Check out TNT’s top six funniest Izzard moments below.
Death Star canteen
Cake or death?
British vs US movies
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