WIN: Eddie Izzard tickets for Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Eddie Izzard.
Eddie Izzard.

Comedy genius Eddie Izzard is bringing his new one man show to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena next month and you could be going for free.

We have 10 tickets to be won to see the stand-up comedy show on Friday, May 10.

Five lucky winners get a pair of tickets each.

His latest show is called Force Majeure - which is French for superior force, a chance occurrence, or unavoidable accident.

Enter our top prize this week and ther force majeure could be all about your win.

Educated at the University of Sheffield, his comedy influences include Billy Connolly, Steve Martin, Spike Milligan and Monty Python,

John Cleese once referred to him as the “Lost Python”.

The now 51-year-old comedian, actor and writer, who makes no secret of his love of transvestism, is best known for his rambling, whimsical monologue style.

But he’s also making a huge name for himself as a serious TV and film actor, with starring roles in the television series The Riches films such as Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Valkyrie.

In 2009, he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief in spite of having no prior history of long-distance running.

The man, who turned talking Rubbish into an art form, performed to a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York.

He spent a three-month residency at the Théâtre de Dix Heures in Paris performing STRIPPED: ‘Tout en Francais’ (in French!) and then become the first stand-up to play a solo show at Los Angeles’ legendary Hollywood Bowl.

Force Majeure will be his most extensive comedy tour ever, taking in everywhere from Kathmandu to Mumbai - 25 countries throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and The Far East.

The show content is deemed suitable by the event promoter for audiences age over 15.

Guarantee your tickets, at £35 each - may be subject to a booking fee.

Buy in person, call 0114 256 5656 or book online at or

Doors to this event open at 6.30pm and the show starts at 8pm.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets in our prize draw enter by text, email, post or Twitter.

Text STA (SPACE) followed by RED1 (SPACE), then your full name, house number and postcode to 61500. Texts cost £1 plus usual network rate. See bottom of the page for full details.

Email your name and phone numbers, with StarCompE in the subject bar, to

Post to StarCompE (Eddie Izzard Competition), Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield S1 1PU.

Or by Twitter, follow The Star’s Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompE

PLEASE NOTE: A printing error in The Star, on Saturday, April 27, asks for Twitter entries for this Eddie Izzard competition to include the hashtag #StarCompTSL - which was actually the Twitter entry code for a now closed competition held last week.

Anyone tweeting this, from April 27, will then be entered into this Eddie Izzard tickets competition, along with all the entries using #StarCompE. You only need to enter once, using either hashtag. Only one Twitter entry per user included in the draw.

Deadline is Thursday, May 2, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms below

Terms and conditions: These apply to all competitions in SNL titles and online, unless otherwise stated or as amended in association with specific promotions. Usual SNL rules apply - copies or requests, to SNL Promotions Manager, The Star, York Street, Sheffield. The Editor’s decision is final. No cash alternatives available. No correspondence will be entered into. Transport not included, unless specified. The winner(s), who must agree to publicity, will be the first correct entry drawn at random after deadline, or as indicated. A parent or guardian must enter or endorse entries on behalf of children aged under 18. A responsible adult must accompany any child winner or guest. SNL is not liable for failure to attend or for cancellations of any event. No photocopied entry forms or tokens allowed. Where applicable, unless otherwise stated, one web entry form, token or other web entry per person only. Individual entry forms and tokens by detailed request, with a stamped self addressed envelope, to the competition address. No purchase necessary. Failure to agree to terms and conditions makes winning entries void. Winners will usually be notified within seven working days after deadline, or as specified.

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