Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eddie Izzard Explains Why You Should See His Show at the Orpheum Instead of Staying Home to Watch "Game of Thrones"

Posted By on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM

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Did you know Eddie Izzard gave his first American performance in an Overton Square parking lot that has since been developed and is now the deck for Bosco's Squared?

It's true and you can read all about his act in my Q&A with Izzard in this week's issue of the Memphis Flyer. Meanwhile, enjoy this tidbit that didn't make it into the final draft.

Memphis Flyer: I sometimes do an annoying thing where I ask readers to submit questions and I'd like to ask you one reader-submitted question if I may. This one is from Ned Canty the General Director of Opera Memphis. He wants to know what he can tell his wife to convince her to go see your show at the Orpheum Sunday night instead of staying home to watch Game of Thrones.

Eddie Izzard: One, I’m sure he’s the kind of person who has recording equipment, don't you think? So he can always record Game of Thrones— which is fantastic, really beautiful stuff. He and his wife can do both. But if you come and see me I would like to compete with Game of Thrones for intelligence. And there’s also much more fighting and blood in my show than there is in Game of Thrones. The difference is I’ve got this whole Pythonesque Holy Grail thing going through mine.

Borrowed from the blog Ice and Fire or Death.

So there you have it straight from the comic's mouth. Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure: Come for the intelligence, stick around for the bloodshed.

If you're looking for ticket information here's your CLICK.

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