Mediaweek TV: Eddie Izzard Q&A

Eddie Izzard is by no means a traditional stand-up comic.

So when IFC announced that the British-bred performer would host the cable channel’s broadcast of the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards on Friday, March 5, some eyebrows were raised. After all, how would Izzard meld his iconoclastic brand of humor with the traditional awards-show format?

Correspondent Alan Frutkin sat down with Izzard to talk about the comic’s hosting strategy, his view of Hollywood’s acting community and cursing on live television. 

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