Cee Lee from Minneapolis, Minnesota
NOT HIS BEST WORK. DISAPPOINTED.
Long time fan. Second time seeing live. Charismatic as expected . The material was weak and disjointed. Devoid of biting satire he's known for. Sound was garbled in the first act. He was still charismatic, energetic and his tangents were more interesting than the prepared material. Sorry. Wish it were better.
Linda from Dallas, Texas
TOO PREACHY, NOT CONSISTENTLY FUNNY
I love Eddie, and he is looking DAMN amazing these days. But Wunderbar had no internal cohesion; it felt like just a convenient word to end on. Eddie's schtick has gotten a bit predictable: The back-and-forth conversations, mumbling stream of consciousness (which I'm not sure isn't scripted -- hard to say), various accents and languages, oral sound effects, and now to that he's added extra preachiness. I agree with him on every issue I can think of, mind you. But Trump/Hitler jokes are easy and cliche, and this isn't a political rally. I want a fair world too; but I don't want to be lectured too. So my husband and I were disappointed. We smiled a lot, but had only a few true laughs. Too many cringes.
from Phoenix, Arizona
DIFFICULT TO HEAR - MISSED A LOT OF THE MATERIAL.
Have been a fan for awhile, but could not say if material was great or not since delivery seemed to be to the floor next to him or even behind him. I think I missed at least half of the show. Sat in first 10 rows in orchestra and sadly, I think it was a waste of time and money. Venue at Orpheum is great. Noticed some people leaving at intermission. Either they got tired of the politics or could not hear, as I notices I was not alone in this.
Pamela from Orange County, California
NOT "DRESSED TO KILL"
I love Eddie Izzard and I found last night's performance to be a mix of watching someone share their vacation photos with you (that you didn't ask to see) mixed with a Book Tour promotion. I honestly thought this would be more about his comedy than his autobiography -- so I am disappointed. I did enjoy the Q&A part and wished that was a bit longer (and possibly filled with better questions) because that was Eddie Izzard being his funny self. I was thrilled he was coming to town - but I ended up leaving before the very end because it got a little preachy. I just needed a night of laughter and the zainy humor that Eddie Izzard is best known for providing - but I guess I'll have to get that on HBO or something. Not a great evening.
Cheryl from Ft Worth, tx
SEEN SO MUCH BETTER
I love Eddie, seen him 6 times live, but this didn't do it for me. I managed to chuckle a few times. Didn't stay till it ended. Still a fan, but I might be done attending his live performances. Goes to show, he can't please everyone all the time. Upper seats in the house at Majestic.....prepare to sweat. Otherwise great venue.
SusanMJ from Los Angeles, California
Been an Eddie Izzard fan for years. Wunderbar does not live up to previous tours. It simply was not funny. Didn't flow. He seemed distracted, while unsuccessfully trying to tie things together. Numerous people were commenting they couldn't understand him frequently. To garbled, so we lost some of the content
C.Jones from Costa Mesa, California
EDDIE IZZARD, 2/21/18 COSTA MESA CA
I had such high hopes sitting in my very expensive 5th row center seats, and being a fan for years - quoting cake or death ad naseum to whoever would listen... So I’m heartbroken to say the Believe Me show on 2/21/18 at the Segerstrom Center, Costa Mesa CA, was the worst comedy performance I have eleven seen. Eddie Izzard was late, dresses like an Irvine soccer mom, and adlibbed the whole show, mostly at an incoherent mumbled. The routine was not funny, structured without comedic thought, and peppered with various thoughts on sexuality, politics, spiritual beliefs, and philanthropy that had little detail, continuity or depth. If he thought he could winging, or endless family pics and an interactive map was funny - he is dead wrong. This was the worst performance by a professional entertainer I have ever seen, and it pains me deeply to say that.
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