‘I,m Lily Savage, the blonde bombsite, – the genius of Paul O,Grady, by Eddie Izzard, Russell T Davies and more
As one of the UK's most beloved comedians, Paul O'Grady's name has been synonymous with laughter for decades. But it is his alter ego, Lily Savage, that has left a lasting impression on the world of entertainment. From her outrageous humour to her larger-than-life personality, she has been a source of joy for many, and a much-loved figure in the world of comedy.
Today, Lily Savage is celebrated by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Russell T Davies, and many more, who have praised the star for her genius.
Eddie Izzard has hailed Lily as a “blonde bombsite” and “the most outrageous comic character ever.” He said: “The way Paul took a character that was so outrageous and so bold, and made her so real, it was just genius.”
Izzard also praised Paul O'Grady's ability to create a character that was both outrageous and believable. He said: “He made it real and that was the genius of it. It was the only way it could have worked. I just loved Lily and Paul's portrayal of her.”
Russell T Davies, the Bafta-winning writer, also lauded Lily Savage. He said: “She was a character that was both outrageous and yet completely grounded in reality. Paul was a master of creating characters that were larger than life, but still accessible to the audience.”
The late, great Rik Mayall said of Lily Savage: “She's a one-woman dynamo of laughter and joy. She's a star and a legend.”
For decades, Lily Savage has been a source of joy for many. She has been described as a “blonde bombsite” and “the most outrageous comic character ever” by Eddie Izzard, “both outrageous and yet completely grounded in reality” by Russell T Davies, and a “one-woman dynamo of laughter and joy” by the late, great Rik Mayall.
The genius of Paul O'Grady and Lily Savage continues to be celebrated by many and will remain a much-loved figure in the world of comedy for years to come.