• 10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

    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 with an odd sense of morality. He’s a thief’s thief who works on the side as a private detective for criminals. When they can’t go to the

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

    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 6’2” and is the old-fashioned archetypal man’s man. But Izzard, an iconic comedian and one of the world’s most delightfully strange artists, admires the former Mr. Universe’s approach

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

    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 five continents. Tickets go on sale at EddieIzzard.com on Tuesday, Feb. 4. More U.S. dates will be announced later this year. photo by Amanda Searle Sign

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    Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

    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 that Izzard, although a seasoned stand-up comedian, can play dramas just as well. He co-starred with Minnie Driver in the severely underrated dark

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

    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 universal hilarity. As this year’s host to the festival’s staple United Nations of Comedy Gala, the redoubtable legend of scintillating stand-up (and eye makeup) ushered

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

    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, South Africa, Noah — in six short years — has become not only a comedian who’s celebrated in multiple countries but

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

    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 massive worldwide following, the talented storyteller will bring his one-man show to New York City starting May 15. The four-week off-Broadway run of Born A Crime

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

    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? will be available exclusively via digital download on WhatAboutDick.com for the completely reasonable price of $6. So, what the hell is What About Dick? Good

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

    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 Club, an English Football League team based in South Norwood, London. In case we’re not on the same page, remember Izzard is a British comedian and actor, stylishly

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    Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

    Eddie Izzard doesn’t know how to coast on his success. He’s constantly pushing his art. And when he’s not pushing his art, he’s pushing the physical limits of his body; this is the guy, after all, who, in 2009, completed 43 marathons in 51 days. The beloved comedian continues his evolution this Sunday in Los Angeles when he performs his show Stripped at Largo. The twist? He’ll do it entirely

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    Eddie Izzard forced to end marathon running project due to ‘unforeseen medical complications’

    Eddie Izzard, the comedian turned Marathon Man who vowed earlier this month to run a series of marathons across South Africa in honor of Nelson Mandela, has stopped running. He issued this statement to fans and followers early this morning: I set out to run 27 marathons in 27 days as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and his 27 years spent in prison. Having completed 4 marathons, unfortunately, I have

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    Brits Matt Kirshen and Russell Howard kill it on “Conan” and “Fallon”

    The British are coming. More specifically, British comedians. There’s been a small influx on late night American TV, yet it hardly seems like their accent really makes much of a difference in regards to how they’ve been received in the U.S.A. While huge names like Eddie Izzard have the type of following to fill up the Hollywood Bowl and casually stop by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a

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    Craig Ferguson hosts international comedians at Just For Laughs

    There’s nothing much –- including pancakes -– that could have topped off the International House of Comedy show, or added any more to it than what was already included in the glorious bag of goods being sold to an eager crowd. Hosted by the venerable Craig Ferguson, he of former sitcom and current late night triumph, the gala showcased a bevy of comedians from all around the Western world. Represented

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    Eddie Izzard will run three hours on treadmill to raise money

    Eyebrow-raising comedian/actor Eddie Izzard has a well-earned reputation as a high energy performer, but this is ridiculous! It was just reported that Izzard will power the London Eye, a huge ferris wheel/tourist attraction on the banks of the Thames River. He’ll juice the ride for three hours by running on an electricity-generating treadmill. The stunt is an effort to raise awareness for his Sports Relief charity donations, for which he

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