British stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Izzard will have it easy performing June 30 at the Morrison Center.
First of all, he's making his Boise debut to an eager crowd. Secondly, he gets to speak his native language.
Izzard, 53, has piled up a formidable list of accomplishments during his career. He's an Emmy Award-winning actor and a movie star ("Valkyrie," "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Thirteen"). As a comedian, he has sold out iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.
He also completed 43 marathons in 2009. Really.
But Izzard's latest comedy tour, "Force Majeure," is flat-out mind boggling. The tour, which began in 2013, is hitting 25 countries. So he's performing in multiple languages. He's already played France while speaking French on stage. He did Berlin and spoke all German. Press materials indicate that he also plans to "learn and perform the show in Spanish, Russian and Arabic."
Izzard, whose zany, rambling style is akin to a one-man "Monty Python" bit gone rogue, proves that comedy truly is a universal language.
Tickets to the Morrison Center show go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, for $45-$65 at Boise State Tickets. Or, to make things more confusing, naturally there's the requisite presale now through Thursday night.