Eyebrow-raising comedian/actor Eddie Izzard has a well-earned reputation as a high energy performer, but this is ridiculous!
It was just reported that Izzard will power the London Eye, a huge ferris wheel/tourist attraction on the banks of the Thames River. He’ll juice the ride for three hours by running on an electricity-generating treadmill.
The stunt is an effort to raise awareness for his Sports Relief charity donations, for which he recently raised copious cash by running 43 marathons in 51 days.
It’s also a statement about the attraction’s carbon footprint. “We couldn’t think of a better way for the London Eye to save energy…” said an executive for the London Eye. “And by helping charity in the process is a bonus. We could be on the brink of an energy revolution. If all our nation’s stand-up comedians ran a mile for every joke they told we could ensure the future for our children is a bright one.”