Mar
14
2011
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Jan
13
2011
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Another Film Bites a Hand In Hollywood

[from the NY Times | Thanks Andy]

>> FULL ARTICLE

But it is another character who stands out to industry insiders who have seen “Every Day,” which had its premiere in the spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. That is the self-obsessed television impresario named Garrett, who dangles petty threats and delights in creating story lines that are increasingly ludicrous. The British actor and performance artist Eddie Izzard plays the role.

Most of Mr. Izzard’s scenes take place in a writer’s room for a fictional show called “Mercy Medical.” Swearing profusely, Garrett prods the writing team for scripts that are more salacious. “Keep it fresh — and sexual,” Garrett snaps. “There’s not enough sex in this episode anyway. And do it by Thursday.” When a writer played by Carla Gugino suggests a crude story line involving a Dalmatian, he smiles. “Yes! Bestiality, the final frontier. I love it!”

Written by Momo in: News |
Dec
20
2010
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Eddie Izzard Returns To EPIX

EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service, brings Eddie Izzard back to the comedy stage with the broadcast premiere of his latest one-man show. Eddie Izzard: Live at Madison Square Garden premieres on EPIX January 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm ET and will also be available at EPIX-on-demand and EpixHD.com.

“We are proud that Eddie Izzard is returning to EPIX”

Eddie Izzard: Live at Madison Square Garden, directed by Sarah Townsend, features the critically acclaimed comedian’s trademark absurdist humor as he takes on the history of the world. “It’s about everything that has ever happened … with a few gaps,” according to Izzard. As he runs marathons for charity and considers a run for office, the performer continues to win acclaim for his considerable writing, acting and producing credits, including The Riches, Oceans 13 and David Mamet’s Race on Broadway. Izzard was also the subject of the Emmy nominated documentary BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story, written, produced and directed by Sarah Townsend, which premiered on EPIX in 2010.

“We are proud that Eddie Izzard is returning to EPIX,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. “Eddie’s unique take on the world demonstrates why he is such an outstanding voice in comedy today and so popular with our television and online audiences.”

Part of an A-list roster of comedy entertainers on EPIX that includes Lewis Black, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo and Louis C.K., Izzard was among the first comedians to commit to EPIX upon its launch in 2009 with the premiere of Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley and BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story, earning the recently launched service its first Emmy nomination.

Written by Momo in: News |
Nov
19
2010
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The two women behind Eddie Izzard

[from thisislondon.co.uk | thanks Andy]

Last night a dark-haired woman in a sequined dress was belting out showtunes at nightclub La Pigalle.

You may not have heard of musician Sarah McGuinness but she has influential admirers. Her new single, Mama Can You See Me Now, has been remixed by dance wizard William Orbit. And an incognito Eddie Izzard — in turban and glasses — applauded, before performing a DJ set in her honour.

But who is Sarah McGuinness and why has a buzz been growing around the virtually unknown singer for the past few weeks? Earlier in the day I had discovered her remarkable story and pieced together her true identity.

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Written by Momo in: News |
Nov
03
2010
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Oct
25
2010
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Eddie Izzard for Sky’s ‘Treasure Island’

[from digitalspy.com]

Sky has announced that it is working on a new adaptation of Treasure Island.

The Guardian reports that comedian Eddie Izzard has signed up to play Long John Silver in the program.

Filming for the two-part show is expected to begin in Ireland and Puerto Rico next month.

Sky’s managing director of entertainment and news Sophie Turner Laing said: “We have Treasure Island in production which stars Eddie Izzard, which is really exciting. He doesn’t do that much television so we are very excited that he is to play Long John Silver.”

Treasure Island is currently scheduled to air on Sky1 at Christmas in 2012.

Written by Momo in: Movies,News |
Oct
21
2010
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Stand Up and Vote

A night of comedy with:

EDDIE IZZARD
KEVIN NEALON
SARAH SILVERMAN
ROBIN WILLIAMS

And a special surprise guest from late night tv

Wed. 10/27/2010, 8pm
Montalban Theatre
615 Vine St., Hollywood
Between Hollywood and Sunset

$40 seating in general section
$500 seating in VIP section plus post-show reception with performers.
Tickets limited!

Doors open at 7:15pm.
All tickets are open seating within each section

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Please note, reservations must be made through this ActBlue link. Reservations will not be accepted by phone or email

For more information call (310) 776.5850 or email rsvp@lacdp.org

Written by Momo in: News,Politics & Causes |
Oct
20
2010
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Eddie Channel on Youtube/Every Day news

[thanks Noelle]
For your viewing pleasure… CLICK

Everyday was picked up by Image Entertainment for distribution at the TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL.

Written by Momo in: Movies,News,video |
Oct
12
2010
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BELIEVE: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now on iTunes!

BELIEVE: original motion picture soundtrack by SARAH MCGUINNESS including: MAMA CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?

Available on on US iTunes! Download yours now!

Believe:

(UK fans will have to wait a little longer: it will be coming out at the same time as the DVD in November!)

Also, stay tuned here for an exclusive peek at a William Orbit remix video!

Helpful Links:

  • Sarah McGuinness Twitter Page
  • Sarah McGuinness Facebook Page
  • ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story’ Twitter Page
  • ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story’ Facebook Page

  • >> MORE LINKS

    Written by Momo in: News |
    Sep
    20
    2010
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    Eddie Izzard planning plenty of Laughs in the Park

    [from whtimes.co.uk]

    EDDIE Izzard has been back in the country a matter of hours when he calls the WHT.

    He’s just returned from New York, following a stint on Broadway as lawyer Jack Lawson in David Mamet’s latest play, Race.

    It tells the story of three attorneys, two white, one black, who are given the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.

    For someone like me, who’s more familiar with seeing Izzard on stage dressed as a woman telling surreal stories about cats drilling for oil and misunderstandings between Darth Vader and canteen workers in the Death Star, it’s quite a change in tempo.

    “Music festivals happen all over Europe every summer, and that’s all cool, but comedy sort of happens as a poor relation to music.”

    Nevertheless, over the past decade Izzard’s stock as a serious actor has risen considerably, with a role in high profile Hollywood blockbuster Ocean’s Twelve, as well as a critically-acclaimed stage turn as Bri in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

    Which leads me to ask if he’s started moving away from the bizarre, stream-of-consciousness comedy that first made his name.

    His response is emphatic: “I wanted to be a dramatic actor in the first place, but I’m still keeping my hand in,” he says, before reeling off a list of huge venues he’s played in the past year as part of his last stand-up tour, Stripped. Point taken.

    From Friday, Izzard will be sharing join billing with Dylan Moran and Reginald D Hunter for three nights at Laughs in the Park, the innovative new comedy festival taking place in Verulamium Park, St Albans.

    Izzard is clearly excited about the prospect.

    “It’s been a plan of mine and Mick Perrin’s [managing director of Just For Laughs] for some time.

    “Music festivals happen all over Europe every summer, and that’s all cool, but comedy sort of happens as a poor relation to music.

    “So we’re going to see out the summer and get outside. It’s going to fun.”

    Of his own comedy stylings, Izzard – who no longer wears drag on stage – says: “If you get known a bit, you create your own bar, and you’ve got to keep raising it. You can’t just say ‘Pigs eh? Why don’t they rule the earth?’

    “I’m quite historical, and I’m fascinated by humans and why they’re here. My shows have always had Romans, covenants, gardens, sex and trees. I’m trying to refine all my previous shows into one definitive show.

    “I actually think Stripped was the best I’ve ever done. I’m always looking forward.”

    So what can we expect from Laughs in the Park, which will feature the UK’s very first purpose-built outdoor comedy stage?

    “Comedy. Al fresco. With lots of fireworks afterwards. The last hurrah of summer. It’s the Woodstock of St Albans.

    “You’ll either have been there or you’ll have missed out.”

    * Laughs in the Park takes place in Verulamium Park, St Albans, from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26, with all three comedians playing each night.

    Tickets cost from £35.

    Written by Momo in: News |

     


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