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Eddie Izzard

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Edward John Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a British stand-up comedian and actor. He has a very individual style of rambling, surreal monologue. He has turned his attention to acting as well as maintaining his demanding touring schedule.
Early life and career
Izzard was born in Aden, Yemen, as the youngest son of John and Ella Izzard. In 1963, shortly before Britain abandoned the capital of Aden, the Izzards moved to Northern Ireland. He lived in Bangor, County Down until 1967, when troubles started brewing there as well, and the family moved to Skewen, Wales, and Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England. His mother died in March, 1968, of cancer.

Izzard found some degree of solace in comedy after the death of his mother. He drew particular comfort from the works of Monty Python, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, and the early Benny Hill. He began to toy with stand-up at college and, after being ingloriously kicked out of school, he took his act to the streets. Having spent a great deal of the 1980’s working as a street performer in Europe and the United States, Izzard moved his act into the standup comedy venues in Britain, first appearing at The Comedy Store in London in 1987. He refined his material throughout the ‘80’s, and in the early ’90s, he finally began earning some measure of recognition, though originally he did not perform in women’s clothing.

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His stand-up work brought him British Comedy Awards in 1993 (for Live at the Ambassadors) and 1996 (for Definite Article).

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  • tumbak

    Eddie Izzard > The Beatles [3]

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • maryvengeance

    i want to play sexy tunes

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • fireicicle

    Eddie Izzard > The Beatles [2]

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Eddie Izzard > The Beatles

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • levitate85

    Check out part one of the 'Moon Man Vinners' serial, a surreal comedy about a man trapped in space...or is he? http://soundcloud.com/qcdqpodcast/moon-man-vinners-

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Dreadsky

    always thought he was amazing but this picture is super hot. :D

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ariues

    when i saw him on the british tag page i thought i was way too drunk. "she looks like a.....wait.....whoaaa...i gotta check this chick out" i said?!?

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mrip92

    Jammie Dodgers!?

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • clarky212

    'fuck he knows LATIN.....'

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Ianlu

    I like my women like I like my coffee... covered in bees! best stand-up comedian ever, period.

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Quaker_Drummer

    Dear Captain Transvestite, Hamburg, Germany has a thriving standup community, we would love to see you at Quatsch Comedy club (cafe Keese), Fliegen Bauten, St.pauli Theatre, Comedy Club, Schanze, to name just a few....

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AlvertK

    Eddie is playing Paris in april & may!

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • karmified

    Come to India!

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    I love Eddie Izzard.

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bum_rainbow

    But shooting clay pigeons,yeah, go for that.Clay pigeons are fuckers! Come round your house,whizz through... Fffoooh! Fffoooh!They do nothing, they don't even eat flies. xD Truly fantastic humor,no wonder he's one of the best!! ^_____^

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • AJB83

    For all of us whose middle name is actually John, we can proudly quoteth the man.

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • lubielosie

    Death-by-tray-it-shall-be!!!

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • revolution_II

    CIRCLE ...

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kimrazs

    you british? you british? you british? you british? you british?

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • myemptyhead

    Eddie please come to Southern California! San Diego or something around that area.

    10 May 2010 Reply
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