Comic genius Eddie Izzard will be performing at the Eden Sessions as part of his 2013 tour Force Majeure, which will be the most extensive comedy tour ever. Eddie will visit 25 countries throughout Europe and Africa as well as the US, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and the Far East.
Along with his lavish on-stage costumes, Eddie is famed for his improvised, observational humour, which sees him pursue tangents of history, politics, cross-dressing and popular culture. Since making his debut on the comedy circuit in the late 1980s, Eddie has notched up an impressive catalogue of work, including hit shows Glorious, Dress to Kill and Circle.
He's also performed in a string of high-profile acting roles in films as diverse as Ocean's Twelve, Valkyrie and Cars 2 along with roles in The Day of the Triffids, The
Good Wife and as Long John Silver in the recent adaptation of Treasure Island.
In 2011, Eddie performed his sold–out show at Madison Square Garden in New York. He spent a three-month residency at the Théâtre de Dix Heures in Paris performing STRIPPED: ‘Tout en Francais’ (in French) and then become the first stand-up to play a solo show at Los Angeles’ legendary Hollywood Bowl.
Aside from touring and acting, Eddie has completed the mammoth task of running 43 marathons in 50 days. In 2009 he ran the 1,000 miles through Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales in aid of Sport Relief.
Under 15s will not be admitted to this Session. Admission of children aged 15 at parents' discretion.
The show may contain swearing and other content that parents may not feel is suitable for children.
The show will include strobe lighting.
In ripping apart a whole movie genre Eddie discusses the question that we've all asked ourselves: if we don't have a cross when we encounter a vampire, do fingers work?
A short nugget of linguistic wisdom that's typical of Eddie's surreal comedy.
How can such a bad impression be so funny? Watch and you'll see!