Oct
13
2009
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Eddie Izzard: One Night Only

A last-minute, completely underground, ultimately secret evening of comedy and hilarity with perhaps the best comedian in the world: EDDIE IZZARD. Come out and warm up with Eddie as he preps for his upcoming UK & 2010 US Arena tour. Only 250 tickets will be sold.

– October 18th
– Theatres at 45 Bleecker
45 Bleecker St
New York , NY 10012

TICKETS/MORE INFO HERE

UPDATE: Sales have ended for this event. Tickets may still be available at the door.

Tickets are available for sale at the door for $25.00 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Written by Momo in: Tour |
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Eddie Benefit Gig Oct.13

Eddie will be doing a benefit gig Oct. 13 for 826LA a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Tickets HERE.

Written by Momo in: News |
Oct
13
2009
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Eddie TV Appearances

  • The Tonight Show Oct. 13
  • and Jimmy Fallon Oct. 16
  • …check local listings for times…

    Written by Momo in: TV |
    Oct
    08
    2009
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    ‘Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story’ goes inside the character and the man

    [from the LA Times]

    Sarah Townsend’s “Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story” illuminates the life and career of the protean, gender-bending comedian-actor through an astonishing collection of footage. Beginning with home movies from Izzard’s childhood, the film moves through years of performances on the street and in small clubs to a triumphant West End debut, at which time he declared himself a transvestite, to his international acclaim as a stand-up comic and as a stage and screen actor.

    This fine documentary, understandably years in the making, commences with Izzard’s humiliating experience in being accused of using old material in a new show and unfolds as he launches a British workshop tour of his 2003 comeback, “Sexie,” as a prelude to a world tour that culminated later that year in London’s vast Wembley Arena, where he played before 44,000 fans over four days. Townsend’s extensive interviews with Izzard backstage and elsewhere frame the performance footage as well as encounters and reminisces with friends, colleagues and fans.

    Izzard spent his early childhood in a pleasant Belfast suburb, his happiness cut short by the death of his mother. Later, he was thrown out of Sheffield University because he was so obsessed with performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For years, Izzard was sustained by iron-willed determination.

    He is a short, chunky, rugged man, and when he assumes drag he goes for androgyny. It’s a look he finds comfortable, and it also frees him from gender in the wide-ranging commentary that underlies his comic sense of the absurd. His easy, unapologetic acceptance of his onstage transvestism allows his audiences to respond in kind. Only once has he been physically attacked, in a Cambridge street, and he stood his ground in the ensuing fight. Although the film implies that Izzard is heterosexual, it does not delve into his private life. Townsend saves her most poignant moment for near the end, when Izzard, reflecting upon his mother, says, “Everything I do is trying to get her back.”

    Written by Momo in: Believe Reviews |
    Oct
    07
    2009
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    LA Weekly Review of “Believe”

    Sometimes appearances aren’t deceiving: As a cross-dressing comic and sometimes dramatic actor, Eddie Izzard is just as complex offstage as on. The compelling documentary Believe condenses the comedian’s fascinating life into 105 minutes of interviews, archive material and — most importantly to understanding any performer — several decades of performance footage. Believe, which was directed by Izzard’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Townsend, suffers from the problem inherent in most Hollywood biopics: Smashing a man’s life into a series of “very important moments” creates a schizophrenic tone. Townsend also abbreviates several of Izzard’s early street and standup performances, taking away key elements from her story’s arc — the development of Izzard’s onstage persona. Regardless, Believe contains a good deal of footage thrilling to anyone excited by the backstage and onstage workings of live performance. Izzard also gives several genuinely poignant interviews, saving the best — a reflection on how the loss of his mother influenced his desire to be a comic — for a strong emotional kick to punctuate the proceedings. The best moment, however, is the legendary performance in which Izzard appears for the first time in his trademark dress and pantyhose. This magnificent scene and others like it prove that, as with comedy itself, sometimes great material is enough to overcome merely average presentation. (Sunset 5) (John Wheeler)

    Written by Momo in: Believe Reviews |
    Oct
    07
    2009
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    Eddie Izzard, Robert Klein, et. al. Set for Showtime’s Behind the Green Room Door

    Tony Award nominees Eddie Izzard and Robert Klein, along with Penn Jillette and Jonathan Winters, will be part of a new series on Showtime, Behind the Green Room Door, according to a report in Variety.

    Paul Provenza will host the series that will feature prominent comics who will discuss the business of being funny in front of an audience. Green Door is slated to air in 2010.

    Izzard received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Klein was Tony nominated for his performance in They’re Playing Our Song. He was also seen on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosenszweig. Penn Jillette, with partner Teller, has been seen on Broadway in shows such as Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour and the revival of Rocky Horror Show.

    Written by Momo in: TV |
    Oct
    07
    2009
    0

    Stephen Fry and Eddie Izzard round on Tories in homophobia row over party’s new right-wing allies in Europe

    Comedians Stephen Fry and Eddie Izzard last night stepped up the pressure on David Cameron over the Tories’ new right-wing allies in Europe.

    In an open letter to Mr Cameron they accused Polish MEP Michael Kaminski of ‘homophobia’.

    They welcomed the Tories’ decision to hold its first gay pride event, but added: ‘It will seem empty – a two faced gesture – if in the same week you fawn over allies whose homophobia has no place in modern Manchester, in modern Britain, or in Europe.’

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    Protest in writing: Quiz show presenter Stephen Fry and comedian Eddie Izzard, who have supported the Labour Party in the past, wrote a joint letter to David Cameron accusing Polish MEP Michael Kaminski of homophobia

    Protest in writing: Quiz show presenter Stephen Fry and comedian Eddie Izzard, who have supported the Labour Party in the past, wrote a joint letter to David Cameron accusing Polish MEP Michael Kaminski of 'homophobia'

    Written by Momo in: Politics & Causes |

     


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