Eddie Izzard Talks Race, Racism and Standup

PlayBlog   Eddie Izzard Talks Race, Racism and Standup
Stand-up comedian and stage and screen actor Eddie Izzard, currently appearing on Broadway in David Mamet’s Race, sat down with AP Live June 29 to discuss the the play and the issues it dramatizes.

The wide-ranging, 20-minute interview covers working with co-star Dennis Haysbert, audience reactions to the play, racism in Izzard’s native England versus the United States, Izzard’s decision to discuss historical mass murderers and his own transvestitism in his standup, and his passion for running marathons.

Izzard received a Tony Award nomination for his work in the revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Other stage credits include Cryptogram and Edward II. He has appeared on screen in “Valkyrie,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Thirteen,” “The Cat’s Meow,” “Velvet Goldmine” and “The Avengers.”

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Thomas Peter

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