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French Immersion - Eddie Izzard - Comédie En Francais

Hello fellow trainee Frenchies, I thought some of you would like this.

Comedian Eddie Izzard is fairly well known in the UK, but a lesser known fact about him, is that he has been touring his shows overseas, in foreign languages for years. He is a native English speaker like many of us and this is a video from his DVD "Stripped" on Youtube, where he performs in Paris, in FRENCH.

He speaks quickly at times, but even when you miss a few words you still get the joke.

It's very sweary, so strong language and adult humour warning.

Enjoy guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJMq0wG9Src

February 21, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Starchord

Thanks. I'd seen a short sketch on youtube that was partly in French, but not this one.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye

He'd been using French in his English routines for ages, but he's started performing in French. He was in Montreal a couple of years ago and performed in both languages, which was great.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamLGRing

Very clear French pronunciation with an English twang :)

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cyndiluwho

Here is where I prove the argument that despite the fact that I am on level 25 but only on exercise 23, infinitives, that I need soooo much more practice in understanding French! I understood maybe 2 out of every 50 words he said! But I'm sure it will be funny to me in maybe another year! Oy!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ccmia

Merci beaucoup! J'adore Eddie Izzard et c'est très utile pour moi!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas

This guy is my favorite comedian. I'm glad more people are getting into him.

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PlinioBau

Merci beaucoup! Je peux comprendre presque tout!!

I think when someone speaks one language as a second language it's easier to understand because the learning process is similar to everyone. Thank you again, I will share it with my friends from french class!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721

He also does his show in German, although I couldn't find any good clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RSMRT3c8o

Here's a German interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqT1CcDqMc

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Amie_K

Thanks for sharing!

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jpk6

Eddie Izzard is amazing through and through. I was just wondering what other celebrities we can "out" as being French speakers? Bradley "American Sniper" Cooper is one.

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fraserbooks

Eddie Izard is also famous in England for having run 40 marathons in 50 days for charity.

February 22, 2015
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