Eddie Izzard’s Unstoppable “Force” Returns To U.S.

Eddie Izzard is making headway on his goal to bring the Force Majeure tour to all 50 U.S. states: After a run of dates in July he will have told jokes in 49 of the nation’s 50 territories.

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Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, Calif.

The British funnyman’s show is headed to Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire for the first time. The last state left after July will be Hawaii.

The routing has him moving around the East Coast, with no shows in the western half of the nation. The last gig scheduled is in Concord, N.H. on July 31.

The Force Majeure tour has been running since 2013 and has taken Izzard across 5 continents.

Prior to the North American trip, the comedian will be touring the UK for his Stand Up for Europe tour, his effort to encourage countrymen to vote to remain in the European Union.

Here is a sample of Izzard’s show, for those who haven’t had a chance to see him yet:

Here are Eddie’s upcoming Force Majeure dates in the U.S.:

July 15 — Washington, DC, The National Theatre     
July 16 — Washington, DC, The National Theatre
July 18 — Richmond, Va., Carpenter Theatre
July 20 — Charleston, W. Va., Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
July 21 — Wilmington, Del., Playhouse Theatre
July 22 — New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
July 23 — New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
July 26 — Hartford, Conn., Bushnell Center Mortensen Hall
July 29 — Burlington, Vt., Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
July 30 — Portland, Maine, State Theatre
July 31 — Concord, N.H., Capitol Center for the Arts – Chubb Theatre

Also, here are the Stand Up for Europe dates for anyone who wants to hear Eddie make his case for the EU:

May 19 — Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge Junction
May 20 — Nottingham, United Kingdom, Lakeside
May 23 — Birmingham, United Kingdom, Midland Arts Centre
May 25 — Southampton, United Kingdom, Nuffield Theatre
May 27 — Bristol, United Kingdom, The Lantern at Colston Hall
May 30 — Sheffield, United Kingdom, The Leadmill
June 6 — Caen, France, Pathé Caen Les Rives De L’orne
June 8 — Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, Royal Spa Centre
June 13 — Colchester, United Kingdom, Colchester Arts Centre
June 14 — Oxford, United Kingdom, The North Wall
June 17 — Norwich, United Kingdom, Norwich Playhouse
June 19 — Glasgow, United Kingdom, The Stand Comedy Club

Tickets to the U.S. shows will be on sale May 20 and more information can be found at EddieIzzard.com.