British comic Eddie Izzard to play the Saenger Dec. 9 _lowres

Eddie Izzard

British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard will bring his “Force Majeure” tour to the Saenger Theatre on Dec. 9.

Critics have praised Izzard’s surreal comic narratives and wit. The New York Times dubbed him a comic genius. The London Sunday Times cited Izzard as the greatest British standup comedian of his generation.

Izzard’s TV and film work include the FX network’s “The Riches,” Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” “Valkyrie” with Tom Cruise and “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Ocean’s Twelve” with George Clooney.

Tickets for Izzard’s Saenger show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30. They’ll be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.