- As a child, he broke a tooth and gave it to his brother inside a homemade cufflink.
- Began cross-dressing as a child and went public as a transvestite in his early 20s.
- Discovered his comedic inspiration, Peter Sellers, via his father's records.
- Won the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-up Comedian in 1993 and '96.
- In 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield, where he once studied accounting and finance management for one year.
- Despite having no prior history of long-distance running, he ran more than 1110 miles in 51 days, raising more than £1.8 million for the charity Sport Relief in 2009; he was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his achievements.
- Has been called the "Lost Python" by Monty Python star John Cleese, one of his comedy idols.
- Is fluent in French and German.
- 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
- 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
- 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Winner
- 2003, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
- Sarah Townsend — Ex-significant Other
- Dorothy Ella Izzard — Mother
- John Izzard — Father
- Mark Izzard — Brother
- Attended University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
- Birth Name: Edward John Izzard
- Birth Place: Aden, Yemen
- Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
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