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Eddie Izzard Thinks Ed Miliband Is Funny

24/09/2013 16:48 BST | Updated 24/09/2013 16:50 BST
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Alesha Dixon and Eddie Izzard, during filming of The Graham Norton Show, at The London Studios, south London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.

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."