Review: Eddie Izzard, Force Majeure at the O2 Arena

An Englishman and a Scotsman and an Irishman and a Welshman and a Frenchman and a Columbian and a Venezuelan and a horse and a helicopter walk into a bar. What’s this all about?” says the barman. “It’s an Eddie Izzard joke.” “OK,” says the barman, “but I won’t serve the helicopter.”

I suspect that isn’t funny if you didn’t see Eddie Izzard telling it but it is pretty much impossible to explain why he is so funny. Eddie Izzard’s show about gods and God (Steve God) is on for two nights but I noticed Mickey Flanagan has added a sixth date at the O2. Why? I’ve seen him live and he is funny, with his jolly banter about fingering and his Cockney walk, but can he carry out a sustained joke about Mark Anthony as a giant chicken with electronic legs? No competition.

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