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Generally acknowledged as one the freshest and funniest comedians to come along in years, Izzard's signature style is the one-man, multi-character improvisation. Whether treading familiar comedic ground -- God (as voiced by James Mason) bickering with Jesus -- or ranging to the farthest corners of the cultural zeitgeist, Izzard's genius is his ability to interrupt his routines, ramble discursively (and hilariously), and eventually meander back to complete the scene. His cable specials, Glorious and Dress to Kill, are tours de force both. It's true.