Eddie Izzard Just Added on 2/28 at Mondavi Center
The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Izzard as part of his Believe Me tour on Wednesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. in Jackson Hall. This funny and emotional show reveals the man behind the stand-up with all of the fascination with the ridiculous that fans expect from an Eddie Izzard performance. Izzard's first book, Believe Me, was just chosen by Bill Gates as one of the "5 Amazing Books I Read This Year". Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, Izzard 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.
Over the course of a 30-year career, Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage, and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Northern Ireland, Wales and England, he lost his mother at the age of 6, an event that 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 theatres, Wembley Arena, Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, December 15 at noon and are available online at mondaviarts.org, via phone 530.754.2787 and in person at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office.
Pre-sale tickets are now available for Mondavi Center season subscribers, donors and UC Davis students, faculty and staff.
Eddie Izzard Believe Me tour Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8PM Jackson Hall Tickets starting at $39