This is the award-winning stand-up comedy special starring the beloved wicked, Eddie Izzard. Includes material not in the past to be had.
In Dress to Kill, Eddie Izzard spins free-flowing jokes about San Francisco (where the comedy concert was once filmed), transvestitism, squirrels, American optimism, Hitler, the British royal circle of relatives, mass murder, and Stonehenge–and that’s the reason only the first 30 minutes. It’s as if this ingenious comedian says whatever comes off the top of his head, but giving that impression demands cunning and skill; Izzard romps through human history and transforms surprisingly complex ideas into biting satire–in addition to knockout bits of sublime frivolity, like describing the movie Speed entirely in French. His mercurial patter is sprinkled with four-letter words, but his twinkling glances make this more mischievous than crude. Izzard has delivered some excellent performances in movies (like Velvet Goldmine and The Cat’s Meow), but it’s on stage that he in point of fact explodes with daffy wit and air of secrecy. Simply brilliant and completely addictive; you’ll want to watch this again and again. –Bret Fetzer