Comedian Eddie Izzard to perform in South Africa

[from Artslink.co.za]

Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will be performing in South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign from 2 to 6 February.

Eddie Izzard has been hailed as one of the foremost stand-ups of this generation. His latest stand-up show Stripped has broken all box records with sell-out arena shows across the UK, US and Europe. This January Eddie will join an elite group of performers when he becomes the fourth ever comedian to play New York’s prestigious Madison Square Garden.

Now 46664 and Real Concerts are thrilled to welcome Eddie Izzard to South Africa, where he will be performing for five nights, to help raise funds for the ongoing work of the Nelson Mandela charitable organizations.

Performances take place on 2 and 3 February 2010 at The Mandela Stage at the Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg; on 4 and 5 February in Cape Town at the ICC Auditorium 1 and on 6 February at Durban ICC in Hall 1 AB.

February 11 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela walking free from his 27 years incarceration. This historic world event was the foundation that brought freedom to a country that was once segregated and full of turmoil. It is because of this hugely significant moment that South Africa is now able to welcome many global, cultural and entertaining events.

Eddie Izzard explains: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to perform in South Africa to help raise funds for Nelson Mandela’s charities. It is because of this iconic world leader, Madiba, that I have the privilege of performing my show to a live audience in what is now a free country and at a very significant time in the country’s history.”

Tim Massey, International Director of 46664 says: “By using the universal language of sport, music and entertainment we can deliver messages of care, prevention and hope to the youth and young adults of the world. This is the first time we will be partnering with comedy and we are delighted and extremely grateful that Eddie accepted our invitation to come and perform in South Africa. We hope this will be the first of many more 46664 comedy events to come.”

For more information please contact Katie Phillips or Shimon Cohen at The PR Office on 020 7284 6969 or e-mail kphillips@theproffice.com / scohen@theproffice.com or Real Concerts: Kim Mari on 082 462 8739 / kim@realsa.co.za

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