Published on January 22nd, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


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.


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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