Cross-dressing Eddie Izzard is coming, lock up your heels

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Standup comedian, and sometimes transvestite, Eddie Izzard is dropping in on Chicago next year for a little bit of a performance.

Izzard just finished an epic 1,100 mile run across Britain this past week in a bid to raise money for the U.K. charity Sport Relief.  Somehow channelling Forrest Gump he ran up to 27 miles a day - uhm, a marathon is only 26.2 miles.  He didn't do it alone though, he was followed by a BBC film crew, his manager, a sports therapist and an ice cream truck that randomly played the theme from "Chariots of Fire" to keep him motivated.

Izzard is coming to the immense United Center next January 8 to perform a standup act where he will more than likely dress in drag.  Although Izzard isn't gay, he has admitted that he is a transvetite in his film Diva 51 which documented his life for a year and where he described himself as "a lesbian trapped in a man's body" according to a BBC article.

Tickets for Izzards show goes on sale tomorrow at 10AM with prices ranging from $45 - $75.

I love Izzard in The Riches, but I don't know about going to see a comedian at the United Center?  That's a HUGE venue for just a single person to perform in, but then I guess you'll get the most bang for your buck if you just have one huge show instead of a bunch of little ones, eh?

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