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Lloyd Griffith coming to The Forge – 9 October 2024

“Disarmingly good” Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

“Inherently funny…very neat lines in his comic repertoire” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“a real breath of fresh air…a laugh-a-minute from the start” ★★★★★ Reviews Hub

Comedian Lloyd Griffith is set to embark on his brand-new UK tour with stand-up show Baroque and Roll’, spanning across 31 dates and including some of UK’s most iconic venues, such as London’s Leicester Square Theatre.

It’s a big year for Lloyd, he’s turning 40 and with it, the impending midlife crisis – or ‘renaissance’ as he’s insisting it’s called; complete with body hair removal, head hair additions, teeth whitening and obviously the obligatory half marathon sign up. It’ll be funny and yes, there’ll be the odd song or two from that magnificent voice of his.

Currently supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, Lloyd Griffith is a working class comedian, presenter, actor and a choirboy from Grimsby. A regular on TV, he has appeared on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Rob Beckett’s Undeniable (Comedy Central), Live at The Comedy Store (Comedy Central),and Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC), to name a few. His stand-up special One Tonne of Fun is currently on ITVX.

As an actor his credits include roles in Emmy Award winning series Ted Lasso (Apple), for which he was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award Honours for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Earlier this year he appeared in Russell T Davies’ ITV series Nolly in which he plays much loved ‘Benny’ aka ‘Paul Henry’ from Crossroads, opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He has also appeared in Bad Education (BBC Three), Everyone Else Burns (C4), It’s a Sin (C4), Not Going Out (BBC One) and Mark Wahlberg’s feature film Infinite.

Lloyd also co-hosted Soccer AM (Sky One) every Saturday morning for 2 years alongside John Fendley and Jimmy Bullard, and co-hosted comedy action game show Flinch (Netflix) alongside Desiree Burch and Seann Walsh. He also fronted his own critically acclaimed BBC documentary Can You Beat The Bookiesreceiving 4 stars from The Guardian, where he embarked on an experiment to find if he could uncover the secrets of gambling success and the truth about the industry.

On the live comedy circuit, he has previously supported Jack Whitehall’s 2017 and 2019/2020 tours playing huge UK venues including Liverpool Echo, Newcastle Metro, Manchester, Leeds, London O2 and Wembley Arenas. Lloyd has taken four of his own solo tours nationwide, with most being extended due to phenomenal demand.

Still a very active singer Lloyd can be heard performing with the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and various other nationwide groups.

WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT LLOYD:

“He is a funny, charming, self-effacing comic who very obviously gains great joy from making people laugh.” Joe.co.uk  

“an hour of uplifting stand-up that’ll have you smiling for days. A warm, relatable and hilarious show” Sunday Post

“There’s no doubt about it; Lloyd Griffith is the king of the unexpected. His sense of fun is infectious, his singing voice faultless and his anecdotes are told with boundless confidence. Griffith has clearly established his own style of comedy” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Supersub Lloyd Griffith delivered some punchy gags about growing up in Grimsby. He also revealed a jaw-dropping singing voice. Expect to hear more from Griffith” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Griffith in particular was absolutely outstanding” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Lloyd Griffith has to be my favourite find from this show. It’s not often you get a comic and a choirboy rolled into one, and he’s seriously talented in both areas” Leicester Mercury 

“useful idiot” The Guardian