Eddie Izzard discusses building his new show Wunderbar at The Bill Murray on The Joe Rogan Experience #1289

Eddie Izzard discusses building new material at The Bill Murray on The Joe Rogan Experience

Currently touring the world with his new show Wunderbar, which he crafted at The Bill Murray, Eddie Izzard was interviewed in The Joe Rogan Experience. Towards the end of the two and a half hour long podcast, the pair discussed Izzard’s approach to writing new material and his preference for a slow paced environment where he is free to experiment.


Joe Rogan: Do you still go to clubs at all?


Eddie Izzard: I don’t so much. I was reading the definitive thing on Robin Williams and how he would jump in the clubs and do stuff and that doesn’t really work for my stuff. (…)They have the [Bill Murray] club in Islington. No, Angel, in London sort of Northeast London. And they had you know, shows going on at 6, one at 7, and I would take an hour of that and just do that again and again and again. So I’ll take an hour and I’ll go out for an hour and workshop a show. As opposed to coming on and doing 15 minutes off the top of my head because I find if I’m completely going scattergun just trying to find funny that doesn’t really help me, I need to keep crafting the stuff cause then I can use it in a show.

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Bridget Christie at The Bill Murray

New material shows from the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’Or and South Bank Arts award winner Bridget Christie. Star of her own Netflix special and award-winning Radio Four series.

“Come and see some old twat who should  probably give up say some boring shit that isn’t even funny or  interesting.” – Bridget Christie

Thursday, 9th May 9:30PM

Wednesday, 15th May 9:30PM

Tuesday, 2nd July 6:45PM

Sunday, 7th July 6:30PM

Comedy at The Bill Murray – Early May Bank Holiday 2019

Hello Angels!

The first bank holiday weekend of May is coming up, and what better way to spend it than by stopping by The Bill Murray for some quality comedy.


Saturday kicks off with the FREE ANGEL COMEDY WRITING GYM at 12pm, followed by a live podcast recording from THE LITTLE DUM DUM CLUB and, of course, our free award-winning Angel Comedy shows running through the night.


On Sunday, we are holding the first session of INTRO TO CLOWNING: RELEASE YOUR INNER IDIOT with Jonathan Gunning, co-founder of Clowns Without Borders Ireland.

In the afternoon, the Little Dum Dum Club takes over The Bill Murray with not ONE but TWO live podcast recording.

In the evening, our resident improv troupe SHOOT FROM THE HIP will take back what is ours.

Finally, because there´s never enough Australians, NICK CAPPER will be LOOSE IN LONDON starting 9:30PM


On Monday, we’ve got a jam packed bank holiday programme, starting at 2:30pm with ZACH ZIMMERMAN follwed at 4pm by TOMMY DASSALO

Then at 5.30pm we’ve got stand-up from Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo star ED GAMBLE

At 6.45pm we’ve got a work-in-progress show from Massive Dad star and co-host of the Nobody Panic podcast STEVIE MARTIN

And we round things off with SPARK TRUE STORYTELLING at 8pm, where performers and audience members alike get the opportunity to share stories on a chosen theme.

And if that doesn’t tickle your May Day fancy, then we don’t know what will!

Munnery Sundays

We’re delighted to be introducing a series of shows and a comedy course by Simon Munnery throughout the first months of the year.

Simon is a British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner. His stand-up career spanning 32 years has seen him regularly perform all over the world and star in several of his own major television and radio projects. He is best known for his character creations Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, Buckethead and The League Against Tedium. His most recent television appearances include The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Culture Show, It’s Kevin and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC 2).

Comedy Course

Simon Munnery will be teaching a comedy course at The Bill Murray on Sunday mornings throughout the month of January and February where he will cover how to go “from 20 to 50” when building a show – characters, monologue, dialogue, clowning, shape of an hour, the visual element/props, themes vs narrative arc. Find more information and book a spot here.

He will also be performing his latest festival shows, as well as retrospectives:

La Concepta

Sunday Jan 6th 4pm and 5:30 SOLD OUT

Sunday Jan 13th 4pm and 5:30pm NEW

Sunday Jan 27th 4pm and 5:30pm NEW

Lovers of haute cuisine are greeted and served by a diligent staff of four (all played by Simon Munnery) at La Concepta. Head Chef Munnery promises a varied menu of conceptual dishes comprising dishes of art, jokes, songs, anecdotes, aphorisms, audio installations, choreographed dances and more. Sous Chef Munnery will be prepping every dish. Maitre d’ Munnery will be ensuring your dining experience is magnifique. Trainee Chef Munnery will be hoping to keep out of the way and not ruin things again.

 

The Wreath

Sunday Jan 6th, 7-8 pm

“I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath…” That’s what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting, and what happened next.

 

Alan Parker: Urban Warrior

Sunday Feb 3rd, 7-8 pm

Alan Parker-Urban Warrior is a bedsit anarchist inspired by the lyrics of punk bands. He’s never quite got over the demise of Sham 69 and the subsequent annexation of youth culture by the iniquitous forces of global capitalism. Once the most radical man in Britain, now the only radical man in Britain, Alan stands alone in his heroic fight against the system.

 

Fylmgeist

Sunday Mar 3rd, 7-8 pm

Simon Munnery has always had a fairly anarchic approach to comedy, one that doesn’t show any sign of abating as he matures. This show is just that. Sort of. Well, it’s live comedy, but performed in a box and witnessed by the audience via video line and amplified into a huge projection of Munnery’s face as he performs. Film? TV? Comedy? Performance art? The only thing that’s certain is that it’s funny.