Published on January 22nd, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson1
Film Vault Friday: Where’s Eddie Izzard This Week?
I’m going to steer away from the Conan stuff today, because I’m sad about it and have nothing left to say (other than how disappointed I am that Colbert played nice with Ebersol in exchange for hopefully-worth-it Olympic access). There’s plenty on Youtube to keep Conan fans happy, and if you’re looking for more in-fighting you can watch the entire film The Late Shift about the Leno / Letterman conflict in the early 90s.
Instead, here’s something completely different. This had been floating around Youtube before, but recently re-upped by user NothingButEddie. It’s a 5-episode talk show hosted by Jon Stewart in 1996, called Where’s Elvis This Week?, featuring Eddie Izzard and a bunch of people I don’t know. This aired only on the BBC, but was filmed in New York. Weird.
Speaking of Eddie: American Izzard fans who get EPIX can watch last year’s Live at Wembley concert on their website. They’ll also soon have Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story documentary up there too (which I’m dying to see). Something else nifty: if you’re not a subscriber? You can snag yourself a 4-day pass here. Enjoy, America — I’ll just be sitting here north of the border enjoying my free health care. Fair trade.