Believing an injection of comedy will help improve the UK, cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard plans to give up the comedy circuit and run for Mayor of London in six years time.
Izzard says he is the perfect candidate for the job as he is ‘determined’ and his popularity can inspire people to work harder.
He also thinks comedy will make politics more interesting.
He told The Sun: ‘There are lots of decisions to be made and people get bored talking about things that are only slightly different. It's very dry so you need comedy to make it palatable.’