Segerstrom Center For The Arts presents EDDIE IZZARD: BELIEVE ME TOUR

Segerstrom Center For The Arts presents EDDIE IZZARD: BELIEVE ME TOURSegerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Eddie Izzard in his ne w show Eddie Izzard: Believe Me Tour on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7: 30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall.

Produced by Westbeth Entertainment, t his funny and emotional show reveals the man behind the stand - up with all of the fascination the ridiculous fans expec t from an Eddie Izzard performance. Tickets for Eddie Izzard start at $ 3 9 and go on sale Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m. and will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556 - 2787. For i nquiries a bout group ticket savings for 20 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755 - 0236. Izzard's first book, Believe Me, was just chosen by Bill Gates as one of the " 5 Amazing Books I R ead This Year. "

Released on June 13, 2017, Belie ve Me is a New York Times Best Seller. Writing with the same candor and i nsight 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, run ning and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Izzard's Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far. Izzard can currently be seen co - starring opposite Judi Dench as her son Bertie, the King - in - waiting in the critically acclaimed film, Victoria and Abdul. The film premiered at The Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 and opened to the public on September 22, 2017.

Over the course of a thirty - year career, Eddie Izzard has prove n himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the st age and film and television screen with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Northern Ireland, Wales, and England, he lost his mother at the age of six, and that has affected the rest of his life. In his teens, he dropped out of university a nd 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 ar guably one of today's top comedians. He is touring his Force Majeure show - so far in more than forty countries worldwide and in four languages: English, French, German, and Spanish.

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 b ase that transcends age, gender and race. For more information, visit EddieIzzard.com.

Wes tBeth Entertainment has consistently delivered critically acclaimed, financially successful, groundbreaking productions for over 30 years. WestBeth's ability to meld creative vision with financial and production savvy has created a unique company out of ma king artists ' and audience's dreams come true. From Billy Connolly to Eddie Izzard, and The Jim Henson Company to John Leguizamo, WBE has been the creative catalyst, partner and producer of some of the most innovative performances and productions on the continent in venues throughout North America including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Toronto's Massey Hall, Chicago's Chicago Theatre and even New York's Radio City Musical Hall.

With entertainment and audience enjoyment being a key element, W estBeth Entertainment's most recent productions include: Eddie Izzard's firs t US book tour for his memoir Believe Me, a New York Times Bestseller, North American debut of Australia's comedy group Aunty Donna, Dylan Moran's Off The Hook North American Tour, Noel Fielding (of The Mighty Boosh) North American debut tour An Evening with Noel Fielding, ongoing development production of Robert Townsend's Living The Shuffle, La s Vegas engagement of Brian Henson's Puppet Up ! Uncensored at the Venetian's Sands Show room, Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure American Tour performed in all 50 states; Billy Connolly's High Horse tour, the off - Broadway run of comedian Trevor Noah's Born a Crime; Eric Idle's What About Dick at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles; John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown on Broadway, the West End, and Colombia, South America; and the national tour, Off - Broadway, Australia tour and Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs of Puppet Up! Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds its corporate partners including Kia Motors A merica, Official Automotive Partner; United Airlines, Official Airline; and Omaha Steaks International, Official Fine Food Retailer.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi - disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts - based education and commu nity engagement programs. Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non - profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Balle t Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music perfo rmed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family - friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's perfo rming arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties.

Community engagement programs developed thr ough the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate in novation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities.

The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non - cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond the ever - changing needs of the community. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, Philharmonic Soc iety of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14 - acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award - winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Eddie Izzard: BELIEVE ME TOUR Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Segerstrom Hall Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7: 30 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts Tickets: Start at $ 3 9 In person - The Box Of fice 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Online - SCFTA. org Phone - (714) 556 - 2787 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Group Sales - (714) 755 - 0236 Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is sub ject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non - profit organization. " Segerstrom Center for the Arts " is a registered trademark.

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