Saturday, August 09, 2008

An Evening With Eddie Izzard

I was fortunate enough to go see Eddie Izzard perform Thursday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He is simply brilliant. I love how he makes my mind kick into high gear to keep up. I've been a fan for a long time, as much as I'm a fan of anyone, which means that I put zero effort into knowing anything about his personal life or following his career, but I'm always happy for him when I see him in a movie or TV show. I'm not much of a TV viewer (I've just now almost managed to see the entire first season of Torchwood.), but everyone else in this house is a huge fan of The Riches.

The best part of the evening was listening to my friend J laugh and giggle as she sat next to me. Her husband is terminally ill and just went back into the hospital a couple days ago. He insisted that she go with us instead of hanging around the hospital with him. For two hours (straight through, I don't know how he does it), J was transported out of her worries and into joy. And for that alone, Mr.Izzard, I can't thank you enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's cool how Eddie has been a major influence ( in a very good way, I may add) on so many people's lives. We all owe him so much for the laughter and joy he gives us!