Please note that this event has been moved from Dobson High School auditorium to Mesa Arts Center.
Arizona Izzard fans! Eddie Izzard is doing a handful of US appearances for his new memoir—and Changing Hands has got him. We're bringing him to Mesa Arts Center on Sunday, June 18 at 3pm with BELIEVE ME: LIFE, DEATH, AND JAZZ CHICKENS.
The beloved British actor and comedian will do a bit of stand-up, share personal photos, discuss his personal and professional life, read from Believe Me, and answer questions from the audience. It's unlike any event he's done before!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no booksigning or meet-and-greet with Mr. Izzard.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In Believe Me, the critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian, actor and creative chameleon recounts the dizzying rise he made from the streets of London to West End theatres, to Wembley Arena, Madison Square Garden and The Hollywood Bowl.
Writing with the same candor and razor-sharp insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy.
Honest and generous, Izzard's Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eddie Izzard is a world-renowned comedian, actor, writer, runner, and activist. He made his West End debut in 1993 in a one-man show called Live at the Ambassadors, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. He recently appeared on television as 'Dr. Abel Gideon' in Hannibal, and he produced and starred in the FX Networks series, The Riches. His films include Valkyrie, Ocean's Thirteen and Ocean's Twelve, Across the Universe, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, and The Cat's Meow. His stage appearances include David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, 900 Oneonta, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway, which garnered him a Tony nomination for Best Actor. Izzard's hit one man shows include Stripped and Force Majeure. His performance in Dress to Kill earned him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmy Awards. In 2010, the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story received an Emmy Award nomination. In 2009, Izzard ran forty-three marathons in fifty-one days through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for charity and helped raise 1.8 million pounds ($2.7 million) for Sports Relief, which helps charities in Britain and around the world. In 2015, he starred in the Sony PlayStation Network superhero fantasy and crime noir series, Powers. He lives in London and the United States.