Whoever booked Eddie should get a massive pat on the back

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How fabulous that Eddie Izzard, the internationally-renowned comedian, is going to be performing his Force Majeure show in Southsea during the summer.

I see him whenever he tours and I’m often left making strange honking noises while struggling to breathe because he’s made me laugh so much.

He’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but to be able to attract such a big name to headline the Southsea Comedy Festival is a real coup for the city.

Whoever was responsible for the booking should give themselves a massive pat on the back, because people from near and far will have bought tickets to come and visit.

I just hope the weather will be kind enough to show Southsea off at its best and the pier doesn’t fall into the Solent in the meantime.