Eddie Izzard bringing new standup show to the Fringe

As well as appearing in his one-man-show version of Great Expectations, Eddie Izzard will also be performing his latest standup show, Wunderbar

Article by Jamie Dunn | 01 Jul 2019
  • Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The Fringe has a new contender for hottest ticket, as Eddie Izzard is bringing his brand new standup show, Wunderbar, to Edinburgh during August.

We already knew Izzard would be in town for the Fringe: he's doing a one-man version of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But today it's also been announced that the legendary standup will be performing his latest show while in town.

It's been five years since Izzard's last full standup show, Force Majeure, which he took to 45 countries, the most ever for a standup tour. Wunderbar's genesis was an improv set in French that Izzard performed in Paris atop a floating theatre on the Seine. He then took the show to Berlin where it was developed further in German. Now he's set to unleash the show in English.

We're told Wunderbar will see Izzard returning to the surreal flights of fancy of his stand-up roots in classic shows like Dressed to Kill. Musing on subjects like "life, love, history, and his ‘theory of the universe’", you should also expect some chat about Brexit and Trump in between the daft stream-of-consciousness rambling.

Izzard's three Fringe shows take place at Gilded Balloon Teviot on 12, 13 and 14 August, and represent the first chance for UK audiences to see the show before the UK tour begins in September. Tickets are on sale here.