Eddie Izzard Back in Minneapolis!
In a field that is diluted with been-there-done-that material and comics who can’t nail down the right kind of energy, it’s a rarity to find a performer who truly gives a stand-out performance. Yet Eddie Izzard has perfected a true one-of-a-kind presence so intoxicating that even after a two-hour show, his fans are left wanting more.
Izzard’s stage appearance is a true blend of masculinity and femininity. Nails painted elegantly and often donning female attire, his transvestism is a bold dare to the audience to step outside of society’s limiting definitions and show up as their true selves.
His comedy has been described as “rambling, whimsical monologue, and self-referential pantomime.” It is witty, intelligent, and completely different from any other comedic performer in business. If you had to compare him to others, though, Monty Python is about as close as you can get.
Izzard has had a rich career both on stage and off. He’s appeared in several movies and TV shows, playing a wide range of characters that go from con artist to psychology professor. He’s also a career activist most heavily involved in political causes for tolerance, education, and democracy.
Every performance is special, and on June 1st, fans can attend his Wunderbar tour at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. The show starts at 8; tickets are $54 to $76. You can find $6 parking at the Park and Shop ramps near the venue.