The current international king of stand-up, British comedian Eddie Izzard will be delivering his unique brand of comedy during his current world tour Force Majeure. He will perform in Cape Town at the GrandWest Grand Arena on Tuesday June 18.
Izzard’s style of comedy has been described as a rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. What this means is that he talks a lot, sends himself up a lot, and uses naughty words a lot. The result? He makes people laugh a lot.
Izzard has been heavily influenced by Spike Milligan and Monty Python, especially when he jumps between topics. He doesn’t generally work from a script, preferring ‘anything goes’ but the result is usually the same, namely hilarious.
Izzard takes his comedy all over the world. His performance at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden in 2011 was sold out, and he spent three month’s performing in French while in Paris. He also holds the distinction of being the first stand-up comedian to host a solo show at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Force Majeure tour will take in 25 countries across Europe and North America, South Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and the Far East. Outside of stand-up Izzard has made several appearances on television and film, undertakes charity work, is a social activist and has run many marathons.
* The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from Computicket from R312 to R693.