Eddie Izzard is a British stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $20 million. Eddie Izzard was born February 7, 1962 in Colony of Aden, Yemen. Early in his life, Izzard found inspiration in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He worked in street theatre and comedy clubs before becoming nationally known through videos of his stand-up act.
In 2000, he won two Emmy Awards for Eddie Izzard: Dressed to Kill. Other shows include One Word Improv (1997), Glorious (1997) and Sexie (2003). Izzard’s style is heavily influenced by Spike Milligan, especially in his use of a stream-of-consciousness delivery which jumps between topics as he free-associates on stage. He does not generally work from a script, credited to his dyslexia. Instead, he interrupts himself with new joke ideas, the characters he portrays turn into other characters, and he nonchalantly leaps from topic to topic. This often results in brief pauses in the routine which he fills with ‘so, yeah’, and other verbal tics that have become his trademarks. Thinking aloud is also part of Izzard’s ongoing attempt to make the process of writing the show itself part of the humor. He was voted best live stand-up comic in 1993. He also wrote the television sitcom, The Cows (1996) and made film appearances in The Secret Agent (1996), Circus (2000) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). He also starred in the television drama 40 (2003). Among Izzard’s comic talents are mimicry and mime. He portrays God as an authority figure, using the voice of James Mason, and Noah is portrayed by the voice of Sean Connery; these impersonations also appear in many of his performances. Successful impressions, such as his Scottish clarinet teacher Mrs. Badcrumble became running gags which recur in his shows. He tackles topics both contemporary and historic, including frequent re-imaginings of historical events which result in scenes like ‘Cake or Death: Church of England runs the Inquisition’ and ‘Jesus Ministers to the Dinosaurs’.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 7, 1962 (60 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Writer|