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Eddie Izzard

Citing British comedy troupe Monty Python as a major influence, comedian Eddie Izzard is his own comedic tour-de-force, known for a rather rambling monologue style in his standup. Izzard is also recognized for cross-dressing both on and off-stage -- though that’s isn’t a comedy bit, just part of his life. TV and screen credits include “United States of Tara,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Across the Universe.”

Britain’s Top Funny People

With a rich comedy history, the U.K. boasts a diverse array of comic talent. From standup to sketch comedy, the TV screen to the big screen, these British entertainers have made their mark by making us laugh with their sharp wit, entertaining observations, and noteworthy performances.