Eddie Izzard (Associated Press photo)
Eddie Izzard, my favorite British standup comic, has once again proved himself a completely cool guy by completing 43 marathons in seven weeks as part of a demanding charity run.
According to the Associated Press, Izzard, 47, finished his 1,100-mile trek across Britain on Tuesday, stumbling across the finish line at London’s rain-soaked Trafalgar Square.
The comic says he managed the feat with only five weeks of training. He ran for the Sport Relief charity, and a spokeswoman says he was followed by a BBC film crew the whole time.
After finishing his final marathon the AP reported that Izzard told waiting reporters: “I feel dead.”
To read about Izzard’s running journey, go to www.eddieizzard.com/blog.
Next month, the comedian will continue with this “Stripped European Tour 2009.” He is planning for January his six-city “Stripped Too: The Big Intimacy Tour – U.S. Tour 2010.” The closest the U.S. tour will come is to Dallas on Jan. 21 to American Airlines Center.
Presale for the show started earlier this week; tickets go onsale to general public at 10 a.m. Sunday. For tickets or information, go to www.eddieizzard.com.
My husband and I went with friends to one of Izzard’s shows last year in Austin, Texas, and it was incredibly entertaining. I highly recommend that fans make their plans now to see the show in Dallas.