Eddie Izzard

It Only Took 2 Days For Jean Claude Juncker To P*** Off Yes Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

On just his second day on the job, the new head of the European Union has already been dragged into the Scottish independence debate, after he made co...

Eddie Izzard 'Intimidated' By Trip To Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

Eddie Izzard has bowled north to join the campaign to persuade Scottish voters to vote against leaving the UK in the forthcoming independence referend...

Eddie Izzard To Make A Joke Out Of Scottish Independence

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Comedian Eddie Izzard will urge Scots to remain in the UK with a comedy fundraiser for the Better Together campaign tonight. The cross-party unioni...

Caroline Frost

Eddie Izzard, Happy To Be A Force Of Nature

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

"You've got one life, you may as well try and make things last," is how Eddie Izzard explains the ambition behind his stream of consciousness comedy, ...

Ned Simons

Eddie Izzard Thinks Ed Miliband Is Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's noteless conference speech which began with a self deprecating joke and was peppered with jokes throughout, received a comedy thumbs fro...

LOOK: Iconic Beachy Head Lighthouse Gets A New Paint Job

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

The iconic Beachy Head lighthouse is undergoing a make over after more than £27,000 was raised to pay for the revamp. A campaign backed by Eddie I...

Meeting Your Heroes: Foley Is God

Jim Smallman | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jim Smallman

Over the past weekend I have been lucky enough to be supporting professional wrestling legend turned stand-up comedian Mick Foley on tour. This is his third tour of the UK that I've worked on, and I think that I'm now familiar enough with him to consider him a friend.

Comedians Who've Turned To Politics

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics

As Italy's election debacle thundered and Silvio Berlusconi unashamedly attempted to slither back into politics, a surprise victor stepped into the ri...

Terry Jones Interview: He's Not the Messiah... He's a Python

Jason Holmes | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

This is not the sort of conversation I thought I'd be having with Mr Creosote, but Terry Jones has always been a curious brew of erudition and surrealism, one or the other creeping out depending on his mood.

Nelson Mandela: Former South African President's Life In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela: Former South African President Pictured On 94th Birthday (PICTURES) SEE ALSO: Nelson Mandela Pictured With Bill Clinton On Eve Of...

To Hell With Being Meaningful; Performance is About Presentation

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see, I have unveiled contempt for performers who are so consumed by their own highfalutin that they forget to create a show for their audience.

Nelson Mandela Pictured On 94th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Nelson Mandela was pictured today celebrating his 94th birthday at his South African home. The Nobel peace laureate, who spent 27 years in prison ...

Nelson Mandela Pictured With Bill Clinton On Eve Of 94th Birthday (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

Former American president Bill Clinton paid a visit to Nelson Mandela on the eve of the Nobel peace laureate's 94th birthday. Mandela, who became ...

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Celebrations are taking place across the world to mark Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. A Nobel peace laureate, Mandela spent 27 years in prison ...

WATCH: 'The Italian Job' In Real Life

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Artist Richard Wilson wanted to celebrate 2012's Cultural Olympiad with something different - and thanks to the kind support of fellow Italian Job ent...

Britain's Earliest Celebrity Transvestite Goes On Display

Posted 07.08.2012 | Home

The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired a portrait painting of what was almost certainly Britain's first famous male transvestite. Yes...

Eddie Abandons Marathon Challenge

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | Home

Eddie Izzard has had to abandon his gruelling challenge to run a marathon each day for 27 days in South Africa due to "medical complications". The ...

Our Biggest Comedy Crushes: Did Your Fave Make Our Gallery?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Comedy

So we asked our Twitter followers. We asked around the Huffington Post UK office. Hell, we even dug deep and asked ourselves. We asked the most imp...

Eddie Izzard To Run 27 Marathons In Honour Of Nelson Mandela

WENN | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

British actor Eddie Izzard will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by running 27 charity marathons in 27 consecutive days to represent each year the former...

My Week With Ken

Eddie Izzard | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Eddie Izzard

Londoners need a Mayor who will be there when things are tough and when they get even tougher, speaking up for Londoners, putting them first. Ken is in this for Londoners. London needs him.

Izzard and Livingstone

Chris Berkin | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Berkin

As political double-acts go, the avid newt-keeper and the transvestite comedian is far from a conventional soapbox duo. Particularly when it's the newt enthusiast in question is the earnest, working-class Ken Livingstone, pairing up with the flamboyant and unapologetically cosmopolitan Eddie Izzard.

Student Activism Shouldn't All Be About Protesting

George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
George Bowden

Many people feel politically active students are far-left anarchists committed to violently protesting against the government. However, from what I have seen at Brunel and other universities, students from across all disciplines are disenfranchised and apathetic towards politics.

Sport Relief Still Matters 10 Years On

Kevin Cahill | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK
Kevin Cahill

Nelson Mandela furnished us with a quote that summed up our purpose to perfection: 'Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way little else can... sport can create hope where there was only despair... it is an instrument for peace'. If the great man had said it then it must be true - our firmly held view had a ringing endorsement.

We're Not Ready For An EU Referendum

Daniel Wood | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

The question of our EU membership is so much more important than any on voting systems that we cannot allow this to happen again. Whether we are in or out, our relationship with Europe will have a profound impact upon the future of our economy, defence policy, foreign policy and social and employment law.

A few Things you Should Know Before Your First Stand-Up Gig

Matt Thomas | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Comedy
Matt Thomas

If you're reading this, then there's a strong chance you're considering joining the ranks of new stand-ups. If so, great! The more the merrier. There are, however, some things you should know. The following is a list of things I wish someone had told me before my first gig.