Thursday 11 August 2022 02:19 AM Eddie Izzard takes inspiration from Zelensky in her fresh bid to become an MP trends now
The storied and multi-talented stand-up comic has long declared her goal to run as a Labour candidate for Parliament as soon as a suitable seat is available.
When challenged by Clive Allen on the My Seven Wonders podcast that perhaps the public will be tired of comedians as leaders after the downfall of Boris Johnson - who was 'essentially a comedian' - Izzard, 60, had a customary lightning-fast comeback.
'Volodymyr Zelensky,' she said. 'There you go. Have I answered you? He's been very strong. Very consistent.'
Zelensky came to national renown in Ukraine by producing and starring in the political satire 'Servant of the People', in which he played a high-school history teacher in his thirties who is unexpectedly elected president.
That comic role is now a far cry from the battle-hardened, courageous death squad-dodging leader Zelensky has become in real life.
Eddie Izzard, pictured at the The South Bank Sky Arts Awards last month, wants to