Live at the Apollo

Eddie Izzard, Josh Widdicombe and Trevor Noah

Series 9 - Episode 1 Eddie Izzard, Josh Widdicombe and Trevor Noah

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Review

When the evening’s host is as quick and brilliant as Eddie Izzard, it’s easy to think of the guest acts as the lowlier partners. But while they lack Izzard’s nimble physicality – put to use tonight in a routine about dressage horses burgling houses – Josh Widdicombe and Trevor Noah both have plenty of character.

Widdicombe has worked up a head of steaming dislike for cereal variety packs, Super Noodle serving suggestions and people who make their own jam, while Noah condenses his experience of growing up mixed-race in South Africa in what feels like a taster for his proper act. Apparently both parents had to disown him in public on occasion. Processing that has left him vulnerable to the seductive allure of American culture, and the challenges of ordering a sandwich in German.

Summary

Eddie Izzard hosts an evening of stand-up at the Apollo in Hammersmith, London, treating the audience to his own brand of stream-of-consciousness humour before introducing routines by The Last Leg star Josh Widdicombe and South African comic Trevor Noah.

Cast & Crew

Host Eddie Izzard
Performer Trevor Noah
Performer Josh Widdicombe
Director Paul Wheeler
Series Producer Anthony Caveney