Eddie Izzard is famous for performing in drag — and in French — though he's given up the drag in recent shows. His latest American tour kicks off this week. Andy Hollingsworth Archive hide caption

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Steadman's drawing of Hunter S. Thompson's car beset by huge bats illustrated Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in 1971. Courtesy of Ralph Steadman/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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John Oliver guest hosted The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in June 2013. His new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, premieres Sunday. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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