(NEWARK, NJ) -- Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring, including a stop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 7.
Launched in March of 2013, the Force Majeure
tour will take Izzard to 25 countries on five continents. From Cardiff
to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout
Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The
Far East and Australia. Izzard recently completed runs in France
performing entirely in French and in Berlin performing entirely in
One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation,
Izzard's unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are
lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk
Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top
Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding
In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up
comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three
consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout
the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
TV, Izzard most recently guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC.
He starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX
Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the
final season of Showtime's United States of Tara, and his 2010
documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy
His long list of film and stage credits includes
Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Twelve and
Ocean's Thirteen opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's
Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A
Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a
handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
"Sheer Comic Genius. He is the most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation." - The New York Times
"The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe"- The Los Angeles Times
"The greatest British standup comedian of his generation" The London Sunday Times
"A national treasure" - The Guardian