All the Queen’s men are at it again. I haven’t been this wound up about the English since Closing Ceremonies! Heartthrob Eric Idle will release “What About Dick” as digital download on November 13. A raucous play (with songs) featuring Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Jane Leeves, Tracey Ullman, Jim Piddock and Sophie Winkleman. I may faint.
“These people are people that live for laughter. They are dangerous people to be around. They’ll do anything.” — Russell Brand
Please do not confuse my transparent preference for English culture as anti-American sentiment. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert keep me patriotic enough, and I shudder to think where the world would be without Chicago Improvisation and Harvard wit. I just like the English more. Anglophilia is in my blood.