“Sheer Comic Genius. He is the most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation.” - The New York Times
“The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe” - The Los Angeles Times
“The greatest British standup comedian of his generation” – The London Sunday Times
“A national treasure” - The GuardianJanuary 27, 2014 -- Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 4. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com.
Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever; launched in March of 2013, the tour will take Izzard to 25 countries on five continents. From Cardiff to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The Far East and Australia. Izzard recently completed runs in France performing entirely in French and in Berlin performing entirely in German.
One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
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His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh'sOcean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's Raceand The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.