Observational Comedy, Surreal Humor
Stripped, Circle, Dress To Kill, Definite Article, Unrepeatable
Born in 1982 in the Colony of Aden, Eddie first began experimenting with comedy while pursuing an accountancy degree at the University of Sheffield. After leaving the institution, Eddie along with friend Rob Ballard took their skills to the streets. He started performing gigs in Convent Garden and later began working as a street performer in the US as well as Europe. During the mid eighties, Eddie moved his act to Britain’s stages, performing his first gig at London’s Banana Cabaret. He made his first standup comedy stage appearance in 1987 at London’s Comedy Store.
US and Europe Breakthroughs
The artist made his mark on the mainstream comedy circuit in 1991 with his sketch ‘Wolves’. The comedy act was a part of an AID benefit show, Hysteria 3, produced by Fry and Laurie. His subsequent standup works earned him several British Comedy Awards and made Eddie a permanent part of the European comedy circuit.
In 1996, Eddie befriended Robin Williams while working on the film ‘The Secret Agent’. Robin encouraged Eddie to bring his standup comedy act to the US. As a result, Eddie brought his ‘Definite Article’ stint to New York that garnered critical as well as commercial success. However, it was the televising of his ‘Dress To Kill Tour’ on the HBO Network that marked his US breakthrough. Eddie had already performed the show on tour in France and UK, but the televising brought him instant and widespread acclaim throughout the country. ‘Dress To Kill’ won two Emmy Awards for writing and performance.
Live On Stage
Eddie continues to allure thousands to his live standup shows every year. His captivating stage presence and hilarious punch-lines keep the audiences glued to the stage. The comedian is known to think out loud during his acts and often jumps from representing one made up character to another in a capricious fashion. With his last tour ‘Stripped’ earning rave reviews from the fans, Eddie’s upcoming Force Majeure is expected to be even more grand and happening. Therefore, the fans are already on a lookout for Eddie Izzard tickets. Make sure to catch one of the most sought after and praised British comedians of the decade live on stage this year.