Arguably the UK's best-loved comedian, Eddie Izzard's stand-up has come a long way from the shows of his early ‘20s.
In his younger days, Izzard appeared at the renowned Edinburgh Festival only to be beaten by Oxford students Stephen Fry,
Emma Thompson and Huge Laurie. Today, Eddie Izzard is known for his live comedy act, mixing humour about history, religion
and language into a delightfully absurd show. YouTube clips of Eddie Izzard stand-up have garnered millions of views, while
touring the world has earned him a strong fan following.
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Eddie Izzard has been active as a comedian and actor since the early 1980s. After spending time at university in Sheffield,
Izzard moved to London with hopes of becoming an actor. Earning his living as a street artist in Covent Garden, Eddie Izzard
quickly realised that his larger than life persona and peculiar sense of humour would translate well to a career in comedy.
Izzard's first stand-up act was at The Comedy Store in London, which catalysed his journey toward stardom. Izzard cites fellow
comedian Billy Connolly as an influence and inspiration for his striking brand of humour.
Today, Eddie Izzard is a well-known entertainer, travelling the world with his tours and starring in blockbuster movies.
He's also stayed in the spotlight with the help of a few over-the-top stunts. In 2009, for instance, he ran nearly 50 marathons
in 40-odd days—a phenomenal physical feat that raised scores of money for the charity Sport Relief.
Putting love and care into his career and stand-up, Eddie Izzard illustrates that conviction, gall and a bit of folly can
give way to great success.
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