Dates & TimeSat, Feb 24 | 8pm
LocationGrande Exposition Hall
Over the course of a thirty-year career, Eddie Izzard has proved himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screen with an unbelievable fervor. Don’t miss the chance to see Izzard’s funny and emotional show, “The Man Behind the Stand-up” live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Izzard’s first book, “Believe Me,” was just chosen by Bill Gates as one of his “5 Amazing Books I Read This Year.” Released on June 13, 2017, “Believe Me” is a New York Times Best Seller. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Izzard’s “Believe Me” is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.
Born in Yemen and raised in Northern Ireland, Wales, and England, he lost his mother at the age of six which has affected the rest of his life. In his teens, he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a comedy double act. When his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man escape act, and thus a solo career was ignited. As a stand-up comedian, Izzard has captivated audiences with his surreal, stream-of-consciousness comedy—lines such as “Cake or Death?” “Death Star Canteen,” and “Do You Have a Flag?” have the status of great rock lyrics. As a self-proclaimed “action transvestite,” Izzard broke a mold performing in makeup and heels, and has become as famous for his “total clothing” rights as he has for his art. In “Believe Me,” he recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End theaters, to Wembley Arena, Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.
Izzard is arguably one of today's top comedians. With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, he has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender and race.