The awards ceremony, honoring the best of independent film, will be held at LA Live's event deck. The ceremony will air live on IFC (Independent Film Channel, beginning at 8 PM ET. "The Spirit Awards are known for celebrating filmmakers who can challenge audiences with their original storytelling and art, and the same applies to Eddie," said Film Independent executive director Dawn Hudson in a statement. "We are thrilled to have such a talented and daring performer host the 25th Anniversary for us. There’s a wealth of memorable moments from past shows and independent film history to draw from, so audiences are in for a treat!"
Best known for his stand-up work and screen roles, Izzard has also appeared on stage in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Cryptogram, Edward II and 900 Oneonta.