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Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

By | October 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm | One comment

NBC has tapped comedian Eddie Izzard to bring thieving detective Junior Bender to life. The network gave Izzard a script commitment to adapt Timothy Hallinan's popular crime novels into a comedic crime thriller. Hallinan's four-book series centers around a burglar in Los Angeles...

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Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’

By | April 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm | No comments

On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stands...

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Eddie Izzard brings massive Force Majeure tour to U.S.

Eddie Izzard brings massive Force Majeure tour to U.S.

By | January 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm | One comment

Emmy Award-winning British comedian Eddie Izzard is bringing his Force Majeure tour to the United States. Izzard will visit 32 cities this spring, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. The tour takes the star of The Riches to 25 countries on...

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Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

By | December 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm | One comment

Eddie Izzard has struck a pact with NBC, which finds the iconic comedian in a one-year “holding deal.” This means he’ll get an ex executive producing credit if he’s cast as the lead in a series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. What’s interesting about the deal is...

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Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

By | July 26, 2013 at 10:13 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- If the Just For Laughs comedy festival is an international hub for the transcendent language of laughter, then Eddie Izzard could well be its regional traffic director, pointing French and English and Malaysian and Moroccan comedians and comedy fans toward a place of...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 55: Interview with South African comedian Trevor Noah

Laughspin Podcast episode 55: Interview with South African comedian Trevor Noah

By | May 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

Regardless of how big of a comedy nerd you are, there's a good chance you've never heard of comedian Trevor Noah— but that has more to do with location than it does with his skill level. And, anyway, that’s about to change. Born, raised and currently living in Johannesburg,...

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‘Barack Obama of stand-up comedy’ Trevor Noah to debut live show Born A Crime (Video)

‘Barack Obama of stand-up comedy’ Trevor Noah to debut live show Born A Crime (Video)

By | April 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm | No comments

A January appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was just the start of South African comedian Trevor Noah’s eventual high-profile Stateside comedy career. Having graced the cover of Rolling Stone in his own country, releasing five one-hour stand-up specials and earning a...

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Eric Idle will release ‘What About Dick?’ with Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard and more via digital download (Videos)

Eric Idle will release ‘What About Dick?’ with Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard and more via digital download (Videos)

By | October 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm | One comment

If you haven't noticed, the straight-to-download distribution model that Louis C.K. popularized late last year has caught on. And the latest to adopt the strategy is Eric Idle, legendary British comedian and member of Monty Python. On Nov. 13, his new project What About Dick?...

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Eddie Izzard on his new role as a professional soccer executive: ‘I’m a determined bastard’

Eddie Izzard on his new role as a professional soccer executive: ‘I’m a determined bastard’

By | July 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm | No comments

The prolific Eddie Izzard has gotten his leather-heeled foot inside yet another unexpected door. After years of a successful and unconventional comedy and acting career, followed by his Marathon Man buzz, Izzard will now become an associate director of Crystal Palace Football...

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