These stream-of-consciousness tirades poke into everything from evil giraffes (I will eat all the leaves!) to martial arts, Pavlovs cats, James Bond, stoned Olympics and twangy Americanized Robin Hood. In Izzards world, Sean Connery plays the role of Noah building a speedboat, Achilles should have put his foot in a fuck-off block of concrete, Hitler lost WWII because he never played Risk, the grim reaper should upgrade to a lawnmower, and the Spanish Inquisition would never have worked in the Church of England (Tea and cake or death!).
Tonight starting at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Izzards new one-man show, Stripped, will take aim at a whole new crop of bizarre shit. Tickets are $39 to $59. For more information, call 303-623-0106 or go to www.paramountdenver.com.
Tue., July 29, 8 p.m.; Wed., July 30, 8 p.m., 2008