Eddie Izzard News

Date of Birth: February 07, 1962 (54)
Birth Place: Aden, YEMEN
Gender: Male
Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre GlasgowGregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment are thrilled to announce Scottish comedy legend Gregor Fisher will be reuniting with his Rab C. Nesbitt co-star Tony Roper in the godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. Also returning to the stage due to popular demand is Capital FM presenter Des Clarke marking his fifth consecutive year in the King's legendary panto. The rags to riches tale of Cinderella makes its tenth appearance in the history of the King's traditional pantomime from Friday 2 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

Yuk Yuk's Celebrates 40 Years of Breaking Comedy Rules and Making Canadians LaughYuk Yuk's Celebrates 40 Years of Breaking Comedy Rules and Making Canadians Laugh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

40 years ago Canada was a much quieter and more sedate place. Until Mark Breslin, a witty and brash young entrepreneur, decided to shake up the entertainment scene with a Canadian comedy revolution. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part Two - Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham And More!Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part Two - Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Check out some of the winners from the 2016 Olivier Awards - including Denise Gough, Kenneth Cranham and more! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Celebrate London Theatre- Watch the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Not in the UK for the big night? Fear not! For the first time ever, the ceremony is being live streamed on YouTube in the US, so you can tune in beginning at 5pm  EST! (more...)

Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!Tonight's the Night- Tune in at 5PM EST for the 2016 Olivier Awards Live Stream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

It's the biggest night in London Theatre! The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - take place tonight at the Royal Opera House, hosted by Michael Ball. This year's list of Olivier Award nominees includes Gemma Arterton, Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Cranham, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Denise Gough, Preeya Kalidas, Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Lara Pulver, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Tom Sturridge and David Suchet. Check back right here at BroadwayWorld tonight at 5pm EST to watch the Oliviers live stream! (more...)

Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3Shirley Bassey, Matthew Bourne and More to Present the 2016 Olivier Awards, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House. (more...)

EPIX to Air New Wanda Sykes Stand-Up EventEPIX to Air New Wanda Sykes Stand-Up Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it will spotlight the straightforward and no-nonsense comedy of Emmy Award winning comedian, writer and actress Wanda Sykes, in the one-hour Original Comedy Event What Happened...Ms. Sykes? Best known for her roles in 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' and 'The Chris Rock Show,' What Happened...Ms. Sykes? Sykes' first stand-up performance for the network makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX on Friday, October 21 at 10pm ET/PT, 9pm C. (more...)

IF/THEN's Janine DiVita, Kathy Bates & More Will Star in HEAR MY SONG on the Hallmark ChannelIF/THEN's Janine DiVita, Kathy Bates & More Will Star in HEAR MY SONG on the Hallmark Channel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

New 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' presentation HEAR MY SONG, starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates, Academy Award nominee Debra Winger, Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard, IF/THEN's Janine DiVita, Josh Lucas and Kevin McHale will be broadcast Saturday, April 16 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The inspirational, music-filled movie tells the tale of a neglected 12-year-old boy, Stet (Garrett Wareing), whose devilish behavior obscures his angelic singing voice until he enters a boy choir boarding school where the demanding choir master (Hoffman) drives him to achieve beyond his wildest dreams. (more...)

Latitude Festival Sets 2016 Comedy LineupLatitude Festival Sets 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Now in its 11th year, Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals with the largest comedy line up in the UK, offering festival goers an unrivalled opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the industry, all over the same weekend. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PAINKILLER, Garrick Theatre, March 17 2016BWW Review: THE PAINKILLER, Garrick Theatre, March 17 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 19, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a starry French farce with plenty of the traditional laughs for those who buy in - but you do need to buy in! (more...)

Dustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale & More to Star in Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation HEAR MY SONGDustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale & More to Star in Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation HEAR MY SONG
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

New "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation HEAR MY SONG, starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates, Academy Award nominee Debra Winger, Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas and Kevin McHale will be broadcast Saturday, April 16 (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/3/2016 - FAMILIAR, IRONBOUND, SCHOOL OF ROCK in San Fran & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FAMILIAR opens off-Broadway, SCHOOL OF ROCK hits the West Coast and more! (more...)

EPIX to Premiere Original Comedy Event MICHAEL IAN BLACK: NOTED EXPERT, 5/13EPIX to Premiere Original Comedy Event MICHAEL IAN BLACK: NOTED EXPERT, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it will bring viewers the satirically honest humor of veteran sketch, television and film actor Michael Ian Black, in the one-hour Original Comedy Event Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert. (more...)

Scoop: Howie Mandel Special/Whose Line on THE CW - Friday, March 11, 2016Scoop: Howie Mandel Special/Whose Line on THE CW - Friday, March 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on Howie Mandel Special/Whose Line, airing on THE CW on Friday, March 11, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: ROUND THE HORNE, Museum of Comedy, February 12 2016BWW Review: ROUND THE HORNE, Museum of Comedy, February 12 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 16, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine reconstruction of two episodes of Round The Horne, performed with great skill and vim, giving us a window on a show the influence of whicht echoes across half a century. (more...)

Nathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBYNathan Lane Joins Bel Powley in Film Adaptation of CARRIE PILBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stage legend Nathan Lane has signed on for the film adaptation of Caren Lissner's 2003 novel CARRIE PILBY, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

The CW to Premiere Comedy Special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL, 1/18The CW to Premiere Comedy Special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Through its strategic partnership with Just For Laughs, The CW Network today announced the brand new primetime comedy special JUST FOR LAUGHS STARRING HOWIE MANDEL (more...)

RT Bringing News Legend Larry King To UK TV ScreensRT Bringing News Legend Larry King To UK TV Screens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

RT and Ora TV announced today that legendary American broadcaster Larry King's two interview programs, Politicking with Larry King and Larry King Now will be broadcast in the United Kingdom exclusively on RT UK (more...)

Eddie Izzard and More Set for Dr. Phillips Center; Tickets on Sale TomorrowEddie Izzard and More Set for Dr. Phillips Center; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces exciting upcoming performances on sale on Friday, October 30, 2015 including, Eddie Izzard - Force Majeure, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and Spring at the Willowbrook Inn. (more...)

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