Eddie Izzard

Question Time Audience Silence Farage And Izzard With Exasperated Putdown

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

Two of Thursday night's Question Time panelists were left stunned after being silenced by a man in the audience who told the bickering pair bluntly to...

Question Time Summed Up The Entire EU Debate In 7 Depressing Seconds

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

The debate raging over Britain's membership of the EU was boiled down to a "pantomime" seven-second exchange on BBC Question Time last night. Comedia...

The EU Referendum for Dummies

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

Have we had that book yet? Has it come through the post with all the other pieces of paper now lying on your kitchen table? Have you attended the town hall discussions and asked all your questions?

Eddie Izzard To Visit 31 UK Cities In 31 Days To Campaign For EU Remain Vote

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics

Having just run 27 marathons in 27 days for Sport Relief, Eddie Izzard is no stranger to feats of endurance for causes he loves. But later this month ...

'Stand Up for Europe' - Why I'm Touring 31 Cities in 31 Days Campaigning for Britain to Remain

Eddie Izzard | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Eddie Izzard

We must not turn our backs on a European Union that has helped us keep the peace since the dark days of the Second World War and which, working together, has a better chance of staving off the threat from terrorism. Only by working together in Europe can we avoid something terrible happening this century. Which is why I've called my campaign 'Stand Up For Europe'. And that's what I'll be doing for 31 days in 31 cities, starting 23 May in Birmingham. Because I believe that no vote in our lifetime has ever been this important.

Eddie Izzard Calls Ian McEwan's Transgender Comments 'A Bit Weird'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

.@eddieizzard says Ian McEwan is "wrong" on trans and "If he was trans he might look at it differently" #TheAgendahttps://t.co/vDgmrUFOmw— The Agend...

Eddie Izzard 'Delighted' After Completing 27 Marathons, Raising £1m

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

Comedian Eddie Izzard said running 27 marathons in 27 days was "the hardest thing I've ever done". He thanked everyone for their support after raising...

Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there's a little more to it. Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I'd die if I didn't. Now I'm back and trying it again.

Eddie Izzard Attacks 'Aggressive And Violent' Scottish Nationalists After Rally Abandoned

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics

Eddie Izzard has condemned "aggressive, violent" Scottish Nationalists who forced him and Jim Murphy to abandon a rally in Glasgow. In what one jou...

Izzard Slaps Farage With A Wet Fish

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Eddie Izzard stamped on Nigel Farage’s use of Monty Python quotes during a recent party broadcast, suggesting Ukip voters won’t understand the hum...

Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of Grassroots Sport

Eddie Izzard | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

Volunteers are the backbone of sport in the UK, without them sport just wouldn't be possible.... Volunteering helps boost communities, people who volunteer in sport feel closer to their communities, they feel they can trust their communities and that they have an impact on what that community is like. I've seen it first hand, people from different backgrounds, ages and areas coming together for a cause they feel strongly about.

Travelling Back With Mr Izzard

The Mac Twins | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Now presumably Izzard was alluding to the carefree nonchalance of being 10, of the freedom of being able to blame growing pains as reason for being miserable and making money worries minor, but we are to take this far more literally, think hair braids and comic books people.

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 9...

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 ...