Ed Miliband's noteless conference speech which began with a self deprecating joke and was peppered with jokes throughout, received a comedy thumbs from Eddie Izzard.
Speaking to The Huffington Post UK after the Labour leader's address, the stand-up said Miliband was "the only person who is doing this all from his heart".
"I do this professionally. I do a similar speech when I do comedy, night after night, and he is doing it just once. He has confidence and a relaxed humour."
Izzard, who is a strong Labour supporter and has floated the idea of standing for mayor of London, said Miliband is a "very relaxed and humorous person" who was "getting much more on top of it and confident" at public speaking.
"The jokes were great," Izzard said. "He's great and relaxed, I have seen him do a lot of stump speeches and as someone who is an expert in humour he is very relaxed about it. I know its not jokes being written by someone, he is coming up with them off the top of his head.
Izzard added: "He can deal with it he can flip it, that's him he is a very much human person."Suggest a correction