British Comedian, Stand Up Performer, and Actor Eddie Izzard British comedian, stand up performer and actor Eddie Izzard. He's won over fans with his quirky comedy. The Chicago Tribune says "Izzard lives up to his billing. He's very bright, very fast and very hip." As an actor, Izzard has appeared in the films Mystery Men, The Avengers and The Velvet Goldmine. His new film is The Cat's Meow.