Eddie Izzard returns to San Francisco and New York in January and February 2013! The show is a work-in-progress in anticipation for his upcoming World Tour ‘Force Majeure’ beginning Spring 2013.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Brava Theatre Center – Tickets - January, 11-12 & 17-19 @ 7.30pm & 10.00pm
SAN FRANCISCO – Z Space – Tickets - January 25 – 26 @ 7.30pm & 10.00pm
NEW YORK – Culture Project – Tickets - February 4 – 14 @ 8.00pm & 10.30pm.
Eddie Izzard, meet Hannibal Lecter.
The Valkyrie and The Riches actor is coming to Bryan Fuller’s promising-sounding NBC thriller Hannibal in a guest-star role.
Izzard will play an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane — yes, the very same facility where Hannibal Lecter is eventually incarcerated. Izzard’s character is claiming to be “the infamous Chesapeake Ripper.”
You’ll recall that Izzard was recently on NBC in another Fuller project, starring as Grandpa Munster in Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane, which aired as a Halloween special last month. Previously announced Hannibal guest stars include Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, Ellen Greene and Chelan Simmons. There’s no premiere date yet for Hannibal, but we’re expecting a midseason release.
Creatively, Hannibal has a shot at being NBC’s strongest new show of the season — if you haven’t read our interview with Fuller about his plans to reinvent Dr. Lecter for NBC, check that out here.
Comedy LEGENDS Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly and Sophie Winkleman sit down with Chris and Jonah to talk about their new project What About Dick?, share some stories from their various comedy careers, and just be insanely hilarious!
Zodiak Rights has agreed a first-look deal with UK-based indie Western Front Films. The distributor will launch two shows from the factual producer at MIPCOM, Meet The Izzards and America’s Secret War Plan Revealed.
Meet The Izzards is a two-part doc for BBC One in the UK. It follows comedian Eddie izzard as he uses his own DNA to relay the story of modern humans and to trace the earliest roots of his own ancestry.
[from thestage.co.uk | thanks Jean]
Eddie Izzard, Nicholas Parsons and Sandi Toksvig are to feature in a BBC2 series aimed at lifting the lid on the multimillion pound business surrounding the comedy industry.
Currently being developed under the working title The Business of Comedy, the BBC said the series would examine how “ingenious entrepreneurs have made a business out of the business of comedy”.
The series will talk to the people who have discovered talent and nurtured them, as well as those who have found “innovative ways of jumping on the comedy rocket as it has exploded into the earnings stratosphere”.
Executive producer Anne Gilchrist told The Stage: “It’s easy to see how a man with a microphone telling jokes can make money, but what people don’t realise is there is a whole industry surrounding the funny people that is really interesting. We are looking at lots of different people who are using talent to become successful.”
[from Harper's Bazaar | thanks Beth]
The prospect of going to see Eddie Izzard’s Work in Progress currently at the Soho Theatre in London raises several existential questions. Number one: what shoes should one wear to an Izzard gig? Eddie is, after all, a footwear connoisseur, an appreciator of a heel, a stiletto-fiend. It seems sacrilege, that is, not in the spirit of things AT ALL, to NOT fish out a jazzy shoe from the back of one’s wardrobe for the occasion. For if one is EVER to wear a six-inch silver platform shoe with a metallic silver pair of tailored trousers alla chic Marc Bolan (the outfit that I indeed settle upon) – it seems now would be the time. I’m pretty sure that Eddie is going to get shoe envy. And I want to impress.
This brings me to my second existential question: why is Eddie Izzard so goddamn sexy? Well, yes, he is funny: that bubbling delivery, the snaking stream-of-consciousness, the leaps of sense, the surreal situations and characters…but why has no-one noticed that he looks like a slightly stockier Ewan McGregor with the same ruinously cheeky grin? There is also, of course, the nonchalance with which he skips from topic to topic (cows, atheism, the Stone Age, the European Union) and heckles his audience (he nicknames one poor spectator Captain Birdseye on the night on which I attend and fails to notice my camp finery); oh and the fact that he does his gigs in fluent German and French despite being dyslexic, that he has a professorial knowledge of history. But ultimately, it’s because Eddie has the nerve and the chutzpah to wear a dress and heels in front of a room at least half-full of rowdy, heterosexual men and get them onside (although rather disappointingly he has taken to wearing predominately ‘boy clothes’ recently, on the night in question a striped shirt and blazer).
In summation, we lust after Eddie Izzard because he embodies the dream male for women: funny, intellectual, self-deprecating, lateral–thinking, risqué and undoubtedly an attentive and empathetic shopping companion with a canny eye for a shoe. Eddie, nous t’aimons…