Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Untitled Memoir by Eddie Izzard Hardcover – June 6, 2017
Izzard has reached international fame and performs in several languages and counting. He is one of a very few contemporary comedians who has performed at Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium, and many other enormous arenas to sold-out crowds. With his brand of keenly intelligent humor, incorporating world history, pop culture, and personal politics and philosophy—as well as his stunning “executive transvestite” clothing and make-up—Izzard has embedded himself in the cultural firmament, as an advocate for freedom of expression, and gay and transgender rights, and built an extraordinary fan base of all ages. Izzard has appeared in acclaimed dramas on Broadway and London’s West End, as well as in Hollywood blockbusters such as the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, and starred in several television series. He continues to tour the world performing comedy, and his reach shows no signs of abating. In 2020, Izzard plans to make a bid for mayor of London, and to expand on his endeavors to provide services for others, continuing the benchmark he set in 2009 by running 43 marathons in 51 days, which raised almost three million dollars for charity.
One of the great talents of our time, Izzard is the rare performer whose reach is global and appeal is universal. The catchphrases culled from his acts—“Cake or Death,” “Star Wars Canteen,” and “Do You Have a Flag?” rival the popularity of Monty Python’s. For fans of Steve Martin, John Cleese, Monty Python, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais, Untitled is a no-holds-barred account of a life in show business with personal reflection and razor-sharp insights on the world we live in. Candid and generous, with a wink to his audience even as he inhabits a comedian’s persona, Izzard’s is an inspiring and wonderfully imaginative world.