by Carmen Ferreiro
‘Eddie Izzard is Bringing You Multilingual Comedy’ was the title of an article in the Philadelphian newspaper Metro last week.
Eddie Izzard is a British comedian, but I don’t think he meant it as a joke when he claimed that he can speak Spanish after three weeks.
For me, and I believe for anybody who has struggled to learn another language, the following interchange is ridiculously hilarious.
Q. Which languages are you doing stand-up in?
A. I’m about 40 percent fluent in German now. I started learning Spanish two weeks ago, went to Madrid and did seven lessons in seven days, three hours a day. And then I was putting in stand-up each night, so I was increasing it. Tonight in Los Angeles, I will do 60 minutes in English and 15 minutes in Spanish as an encore.So I invited people to come that are bilingual. It will be fascinating to see that. Once I can get the Spanish to about an hour, hour and 15 minutes, I can tour down in all of South America. That will be fantastic.
If you don’t believe it’s for real, check the whole article at: http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/entertainment/going-out/2014/04/30/eddie-izzard-bringing-multilingual-comedy/