Standup

English

In which Eddie takes centre stage.

Eddie’s stand up is digressive, surreal and free-associative. His live performances are one of a kind. A defining aspect of his shows is their distinctive visual aesthetic, with each tour – and subsequent DVD or video release – given a striking, unique look.

2013-2014 Force MajeureForce Majeure DVD

Set Designer: 

Sarah Townsend. The arena show is dominated by a giant screen, and the stage itself by slightly inclined checked diamond.

Lighting: 

Nick Gray

Photographer: 

Amanda Searle

Outfit: 

A natty tie-less dinner jacket ensemble: black suit and white shirt, dark purple nail varnish

Locations: 

UK, Ireland, Scandanavia, Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Vienna, Istanbul, Berlin, France, Romania. USA to begin in May 2014.

Filmed at: 

Wembley Arena

Director: 

Sarah Townsend

Subtitles: 

English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Egyptian Arabic, Hindustani, Japanese, Mandarin

Released in: 

UK and Scandanvia so far

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2008-2011 – StrippedStripped DVD

Set Designer: 

Sarah Townsend. The set for Stripped had stone texture-effect “walls” with numbers and symbols scratched into them, and a high barred “window” – the overall impression being that of an ancient, oversized prison cell.

Lighting: 

Keith Johnson

Photographer: 

Lorenzo Agius

Outfit: 

Sarah Townsend. Tailcoat, shirt, jeans, clear nail varnish

Locations: 

USA, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand

Filmed at: 

Lyric Theatre, London 

Director: 

Sarah Townsend

Subtitled: 

English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Romanian, Ukranian

Released in: 

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Benelux

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2003 – SexieSexie DVD

Set Designer: 

Alex Saad. A rippling digital rear projection was the centrepiece of this stage set, framed by a dark border with lighting effects which gave it an almost lacy look.

Lighting: 

Alex Saad and Mark Henderson

Photographer: 

Len Price

Outfit: 

Costume design by Charlotte Mann in association with Russell Sage. Stilleto-heeled boots, stockings, leather skirt, red bustier, long coat jacket, dark red nail varnish

Locations: 

Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland

Filmed at: 

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne 

Director: 

Declan Lowney

Subtitled:

English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Dansk, Nederlands

Released in:

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa

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1999-2000 – CircleCircle DVD

Set Designer: 

Rob Howell. Vertical strips of material at canted angles – through which Eddie appeared – gave the impression of bunches of giant blue-purple drinking straws with feathers or flower petals at their base. Something like that, anyway.

Lighting: 

Amanda Garrett and Josh Monroe

Photographer: 

Randee St Nicholas

Outfit: 

Tight shiny black shirt, leather trousers, high-heeled boots, yellow nail varnish

Locations: 

UK, Ireland, France, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Filmed at: 

Town Hall, New York 

Director:

Anastasia Pappas

Subtitled: 

Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, English

Released in: 

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa

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1998 – Dress To KillDress to Kill

Set Designer: 

Marcus Marat. A more abstract set this time, working in conjunction with the lighting to create a textured stage space, flanked by pop art-style images of Eddie.

Lighting: 

Josh

Photographer: 

Zanna

Outfit: 

Chinese-style wraparound shirt, heels, shiny trousers, blue nail varnish

Locations: 

USA, Canada

Filmed at: 

Cable Car, Stage Door Theatre, San Francisco 

Director: 

Larry Jordan

Subtitled: 

English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Dansk

Released in: 

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa, Benelux, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand

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1997 – GloriousGlorious DVD

Set Designer: 

Rob Howell. The stage was dominated by a replica of a slightly warped, collapsed dome from the roof of an old building, echoing the show’s historical content.

Lighting: 

Amanda Garrett

Photographer: 

David Bailey

Outfit: 

Wardrobe by Alison McLaughlin. Shiny red pantsuit, chunky heels, choker necklace, dark red nail varnish

Locations: 

USA, France, UK (including a ‘World Tour of London’ - Hammersmith Apollo, Brixton Academy, Docklands Arena and Kentish Town Forum)

Filmed at: 

Hammersmith Apollo, London 

Director: 

Peter Richardson

Subtitled: 

English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Dansk

Released in:

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland

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1995-96 – Definite ArticleDefinite Article DVD

Set Designer: 

Madeline Morris. Dominated by an enormous book (featuring subtly altered projected text from works of classic fiction], Eddie’s stage entrance found him appearing through this giant tome, reclined upon a giant armchair, then descending stairs also constructed from books.

Lighting: 

Amanda Garrett

Photographer: 

Jake Chessum

Outfit: 

Double breasted orange Gaultier jacket, shiny black trousers, orange nail varnish

Locations:

UK, Ireland, Iceland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, USA

Filmed at: 

Shaftesbury Theatre, London 

Director:

Ed Bye

Subtitled: 

English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Dansk

Released in:  

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland

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1994-95 – UnrepeatableUnrepeatable DVD

Set designer: 

John Farquar-Smith. A relatively simple set, with a backdrop of three vertical banners, the central one emblazoned with Eddie’s name in the faux-graffiti font which was hip at the time.

Lighting: 

Amanda Garrett

Photographer: 

Jake Chessum

Outfit: 

Long jacket, big-collared stripy shirt, tight trousers, pink nail varnish

Locations: 

London, then on tour in the UK and Ireland.

Filmed at: 

Albery Theatre, London 

Director: 

John Gordillo

Subtitled:  

Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Nederlands, Dansk, Svenska, Norsk

Released in:

UK and Ireland, USA, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland

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1993 – Live At The AmbassadorsLive at the Ambassadors DVD

Set Designer: 

None, really. Who invented the idea of a basic bare stage with black painted backdrop? Them. Was it the Greeks? That was more open air stuff. Maybe the Greeks at night time. A cloudy night, or in front of some dense woodland, perhaps. Anyway. Minimalist. 

Lighting: 

Amanda Garrett

Photographer: 

Steve Double

Outfit: 

Jeans, shirt, suit jacket, dark red nail varnish

Locations: 

London, then on tour around the UK

Filmed at:  

The Ambassadors Theatre, London 

Director: 

John Gordillo 

Released in: 

UK