Eddie Izzard

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Eddie Izzard

The Believe Me Tour: Comedy, Painted Nails, Politics, My Life!

In this intimate evening of comedy, Eddie recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End Theatres and Madison Square Garden! This funny and emotional show reveals the man behind the stand-up with all that ridiculous fans expect from an Eddie Izzard performance.

Izzard’s first book, Believe Me, was released on June 13, 2017 and is a New York Times Best Seller. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running, and philanthropy.

Honest and generous, Izzard’s Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Eddie Izzard has proved himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screen with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Northern Ireland, Wales, and England, he lost his mother at the age of six and that has affected the rest of his life. In his teens, he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a comedy double act. When his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man escape act, and thus a solo career was ignited. As a stand-up comedian, Izzard has captivated audiences with his surreal, stream-of-consciousness comedy—lines such as “Cake or Death?” “Death Star Canteen,” and “Do You Have a Flag?”have the status of great rock lyrics.

As a self-proclaimed “action transvestite,” Izzard broke a mold performing in makeup and heels, and has become as famous for his “total clothing” rights as he has for his art. Izzard is arguably one of today’s top comedians, and has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender and race. He toured his Force Majeure show in more than forty countries worldwide and in four languages—English, French, German, and Spanish— and played all 50 states of the US over four years.  He was recently in residence in Paris, where he was developing his brand new comedy show in French. And he can be seen co-starring opposite Judi Dench as her son Bertie, the king-in-waiting, in the critically acclaimed film Victoria and Abdul.



Date & Time

Friday, February 16 2018
8:00 pm


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