Eddie Izzard Joins Lineup for 2007 Comedy Festival in Vegas

News   Eddie Izzard Joins Lineup for 2007 Comedy Festival in Vegas
Stage and screen star Eddie Izzard has joined the roster of performers scheduled to appear at the third annual The Comedy Festival, which plays Nov. 14-17 at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace.

The actor-comedian, who is currently workshopping his upcoming new solo show, will perform Nov. 17 at 10 PM.

HBO and AEG Live present the four-day event that will feature "multi-artist performances, tributes, stand-up and sketch comedy, and televised special events," according to a release.

The Comedy Festival will also feature Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Artie Lange, Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, Frank Caliendo, John Oliver, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Nick Cannon, Nick Swardson, Jamie Kennedy, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, Steve Schirripa and Wanda Sykes.

On stage, Izzard won praise and earned a Tony Award nomination for his turn in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. He starred opposite Minnie Driver in the FX television series "The Riches" and was also seen in the film "Ocean's Thirteen."

Izzard's past solo shows include the double Emmy Award-winning Dress to Kill as well as Live at the Ambassadors, Unrepeatable, Circle, Definite Article, Glorious and Sexie. The Yemen-born Brit also boasts many London stage credits — among them, the title role in the Lenny Bruce bio Lenny and the world premiere of David Mamet's The Cryptogram. His film turns include "Ocean's Twelve," "Velvet Goldmine," "Shadow of the Vampire," "The Cat's Meow," "My Super Ex Girlfriend" and the forthcoming "Across the Universe" and (in voice on) "Bee Movie." The Comedy Festival grew out of HBO's annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The inaugural festival — on which HBO teamed with producer AEG Live and title sponsor TBS — was presented in 2005.

For more information on the 2007 TCF, visit thecomedyfestival.com.

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