Comedian Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure – Hawaiʻi Five-0
Comedian Eddie Izzard will bring his Force Majeure world tour to Hawai‘i to achieve his goal of performing his critically acclaimed show in all 50 of the United States.
Izzard will perform Friday, March 10 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.
Izzard first brought Force Majeure to the US with a spring, 2014 tour performing 50 shows in 32 cities in 20 states and the District of Columbia in 64 days. In 2015 Izzard’s spring tour visited 25 western cities in 13 states in 43 days and his fall tour played in 11 cities in 7 states in 21 days. Izzard also performed the show in Rhode Island and Alaska in 2015. In 2016, he toured the show in seven new states.
Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever; launched in March of 2013, the tour will take Izzard to 28 countries on five continents and all 50 of the United States of America.
From Cardiff to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The Far East and Australia.
Izzard has performed the show in France performing entirely in French, Berlin performing entirely in German and plans to learn and perform the show in Spanish, Russian and Arabic.
One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard’s unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.
In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.
On TV, Izzard recently starred in the Sony PlayStation original series, Powers. He guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC, starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the final season of Showtime’s United States of Tara, and his 2010 documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nomination.
His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet’s Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe’s Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
Tickets are $46.50, $57 plus applicable fees and are available at the MACC Box Office, by phone at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.