Funny Fridays

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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.

Happy Friday!

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/

 

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About Carmen Ferreiro

Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban was born in Galicia (northern Spain) and went to college in Madrid, where she finished her Ph.D. in Biology. For the next ten years, she worked as a researcher both in Madrid and at the University of Davis in California. She has published a YA fantasy, Two Moon Princess, with Tanglewood Press, and a paranormal romance, Immortal Love with Crimson Romance in English and in Spanish, Becquer eterno with Cultiva libros. Currently, she lives in Pennsylvania as a freelance writer, editor and translator. For information about her writing/editing/translating services, please go to www.espressolattetranslations.com/