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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

See & Do: Comedy: Eddie Izzard

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Usually the audience doesn't care what male stand-up comedians wear, as long as they bring the funny. The question of wardrobe will be a little more pressing when EDDIE IZZARD brings his "Stripped" show to the Cobb Energy Centre Tues., JUNE 24. A self-described "executive transvestite," Izzard nevertheless comes across as the kind of garrulous bloke who'd be great company on a pub crawl. He doesn't always appear in drag these days, though (particularly not as a screen actor, recently seen in FX's "The Riches" and heard as a swashbuckling mouse in the new Narnia movie). Izzard can be expected to present a wry perspective on current events as well as the quirks of history – but who will he be wearing? Through June 25. $36-$56. 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 404-249-6400. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

(Photo by Lorenzo Agius)

Editor's note: In the spirit of George Carlin, here's a hilarious early clip of Eddie Izzard riffing on religion. Somewhere up there, Carlin must be smiling at one of the best contemporary observational humorists out there.

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