One of the funniest evenings I’ve ever spent in a theater was at the Cable Car Theatre in San Francisco for Eddie Izzard’s Dress to Kill (which was later filed at the bigger theater next door, which is now Ruby Skye nightclub).
Since then, Izzard has claimed his place as the world’s funniest men both in his own comedy specials and in movies (some serious). He even won raves on the legit stage with A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. His current gig is on the FX TV series “The Riches.”
Well, Bay Area audiences are lucky because Izzard is coming back to San Francisco to workshop his new show — but here’s the thing: there are only two performances. Izzards will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 and Monday, Aug. 6 at the Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. Tickets are $55. Call (415) 771-6900 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Maximum of four tickets per person.
Get ’em while they’re hot.
Here’s a little taste of Eddie doing what he does (and as for how he dresses, he calls the look “action transvestite”):