Eddie Izzard on His 2020 Political Ambitions on 'The Green Room' (VIDEO)

Things took a turn toward the serious with Eddie Izzard in 'The Green Room with Paul Provenza' (Thu., 11PM ET on Showtime). The comics started talking about how comedy can be used to put forth serious ideas and raise serious issues.
Izzard said this comedy environment that's been fostered in the US and the UK makes it "where you can be comic philosophers where you just put out your idea of where things should go or what things should be or whatever. I think people want to listen to a voice."
As such, he explained his desire to get into politics, running for Mayor of London or for a seat in Parliament or the European Parliament in 2020. While the dais agreed he could win, and might even do well at it, Jimmy Carr couldn't understand it at all.


http://www.aoltv.com/2011/09/02/eddie-izzard-2020-political-ambitions-green-room-video/

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