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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405922012
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens




The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard.

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard.

This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy. Affecting, witty and nothing less than rousing, readers will, as Eddie himself says, 'look at my life and say, 'If that idiot transvestite can run a whole bunch of marathons, play the Hollywood Bowl, and travel across France with a French-speaking tour, then what's holding me back?''

  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405922012
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Believe Me

King of the Universe . . . Comic genius . . . Entertainment incarnate

Telegraph

Izzard is Wikipedia in heels. He's made his career out of hilarious, dizzying, surreal routines held up by their own daft logic . . . A force of nature

Radio Times

A comedy gem

Guardian

Izzard has a knack for reducing centuries' worth of history to just a few exquisite words (the Romans were just 'fascist plumbers', for example)

Time Out

The funniest man in England

John Cleese

The funniest man in, well, pretty much all of the known universe

Los Angeles Times

A consistent intelligence underpins Izzard's whimsy

Chortle