For those of you unfamiliar with his work, I offer the above clip as a sample, The official word: The Los Angeles Times calls Eddie Izzard “the funniest man in, well, almost all of the known universe!” And now, after too long an absence, British actor-comedian Izzard returns to PlayhouseSquare during a stop on his Force Majeure World Tour with one 8 pm performance, Friday, May 30 at the Palace Theatre.
Tickets go on sale to the public Tues., February 4 at 10 am priced at $70, $58 & $48.50, available at playhousesquare.org; the Ticket Office; or 216-241-6000.*
One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
In the U.S., Izzard was the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
On TV, Izzard most recently guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC. He starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the final season of Showtime’s United States of Tara, and his 2010 documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nomination.
His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates is available at www.EddieIzzard.com.
*Izzard's website also mentions a fan presale now in progress, but I have no more info about that.