Eddie Izzard: ‘The Force Majeure’ Tour | The Capitol Theatre | August 31, 2015
Already one of the most acclaimed comics of his generation, Eddie Izzard is developing an equally stellar reputation as a film, television and stage actor.
Izzard embarked on the Force Majeure World Tour around the globe in 2013. From Cardiff to Kathmandu, Moscow to Mumbai, Izzard visited 25 countries throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, and the Far East. The tour takes him to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, August 31, at 8pm.
In 2012 Izzard starred in IFC’s six part series Bullet in the Face and in the Syfy Channel’s buccaneer classic Treasure Island as Long John Silver. Izzard also starred as Grandpa Munster in the NBC special Mockingbird Lane. That same year, Izzard released his latest DVD, Eddie Izzard: Live at Madison Square Garden, a recording of his brilliant sold out show. Izzard most recently guest starred in the series, Hannibal, also on NBC.
Izzard became the first solo stand-up comedian to appear at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011 in his hugely successful show Eddie Izzard: Stripped to the Bowl. In April 2008, he embarked on the largest comedy tour of his career. On the Stripped tour, Izzard performed in 34 cities across the United States, including three nights at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. Upon his return to the UK, he broke box office records by selling out a five week tour in the London’s West End in less than forty-eight hours. The Stripped tour returned to the US for a run of arenas.
In 2010, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story received an Emmy® Award nomination. The original documentary culled from thousands of hours of footage, documents his rise to fame from his early influences to present day.
Other highlights from Izzard’s film career include Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh’s caper, Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Every Day opposite Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt, Romance and Cigarettes, produced by the Coen Brothers and directed by John Turturro, Blueberry, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Zoe Wannamaker, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Cat’s Meow, The Avengers with Sean Connery, Velvet Goldmine with Ewan McGregor, All the Queen’s Men, The Revenger’s Tragedy, and Secret Agent. Izzard also lent his voice to the Disney’s animated feature Cars 2 opposite Owen Wilson, MGM’s Igor, Disney’s Five Children and It, and The Wild.
On television, Izzard starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Network Show The Riches opposite Minnie Driver and in 2011 he guest starred in the final season of Showtime’s United States of Tara. Currently, he can be seen starring in Powers, PlayStation Network’s first scripted original series based on the Marvel comic book. In addition, Izzard just finished shooting Jenji’s Kohan’s new pilot, The Devil You Know for HBO.
His bizarre, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit. Izzard’s comedic musings have earned him some top awards from Time Out and the Perrier Panel. Live at the Ambassadors received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. He won the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-Up Comedian in 1993 and 1996, and Dress to Kill earned him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys®.
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